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BLET to host Local Chairman training class, August 11-16, 2019

Thursday, May 23, 2019

The BLET Education and Training Department will host a Local Chairman training class from August 11-16, 2019, at the BLET National Division headquarters and Training Center in Independence, Ohio. The class is designed to help Local Chairmen develop and hone the skills necessary to provide the best representation possible to our members.

Open enrollment for the BLET Short Term Disability Enhanced-Plan coverage

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

There are less than two weeks left in the open enrollment for the BLETís Short Term Disability Enhanced-Plan underwritten by Sun Life Financial. The open enrollment will end on May 31, 2019 and those who enroll will have their coverage take effect on June 1, 2019.

Fack reelected Oklahoma State Legislative Board Chairman

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Brother D. Craig Fack, a member of BLET Division 578 (Tulsa, Okla.), was reelected Chairman of the Oklahoma State Legislative Board during its quadrennial meeting held April 25-26, 2019.

BLET reaches tentative contract with M&NA

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

The Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen (BLET) has reached a Tentative Agreement with the Missouri & Northern Arkansas Railroad (M&NA) governing rates of pay, benefits and work rules for nearly 80 operating employees.

Space remains for June 9-13 Secretary-Treasurer class

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Registration is still open for the Secretary-Treasurer training class scheduled for June 9-13, 2019, at the BLET National Division headquarters in Independence, Ohio. Registration has been extended through May 31.

Dave Brown reelected Minnesota State Legislative Board Chairman

Friday, May 17, 2019

David K. Brown was reelected by acclamation to his fourth term as Chairman of the Minnesota State Legislative Board at its 28th Quadrennial Meeting in Bloomington, Minn., April 28-May 1, 2019.

Governor signs two-person crew bill in Nevada

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

On May 15, organized labor secured a major victory for railroad workers and safety when Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak (D) signed a two-person crew bill into law.

BLET announces new appointments to Safety Task Force

Monday, May 13, 2019

BLET National President Dennis R. Pierce today announced new appointments to the BLET Safety Task Force (STF), the rail industryís first and oldest labor-based accident investigation team. National Secretary-Treasurer Stephen J. Bruno will continue serving as Chairman of the STF, while Brother Carl W. Fields (Division 682, Hammond, Ind.) remains STF Coordinator.

BLET to mark 156th anniversary on May 8, 2019

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

On May 8, the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen (BLET) will proudly marked its 156th anniversary. The union was founded as the Brotherhood of the Footboard on May 8, 1863 in Marshall, Mich. In 1864, the union changed its name to Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers (BLE), the name it retained for 140 years until merging with the International Brotherhood of Teamsters on Jan. 1, 2004, when it became the BLET. The BLET is the oldest labor union in the Western Hemisphere.

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