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Union Plus offers help to those impacted by Hurricane Michael

Friday, October 19, 2018

If you are a union member who participates in certain Union Plus programs and have been affected by Hurricane Michael, you may be eligible for financial assistance through the Union Plus Disaster Relief Grant program.=

BLET delegates back rail labor unity and full Amtrak operations to conclude Fourth National Convention

Thursday, October 4, 2018

Delegates today adopted resolutions in support of railroad labor unity and Amtrak’s long-distance trains as they wrapped up all business and formally adjourned the BLET’s Fourth National Convention.

President Pierce reelected by acclamation on Day 3 of BLET National Convention

Thursday, October 4, 2018

Dennis R. Pierce was reelected by acclamation to his third full term as National President of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen yesterday at the union’s Fourth National Convention in Las Vegas. Additionally, all Advisory Board members were elected without opposition. Their terms of office will begin on January 1, 2019.

Vice Presidents Gil Gore, Cole Davis deliver farewell speeches

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

BLET National Vice President Gil Gore and National Vice President Cole Davis delivered emotional farewell speeches this morning during the BLET’s Fourth National Convention. Both men will retire effective December 31, 2018.

Teamsters’ Ken Hall highlights Day 2 of BLET’s Fourth National Convention

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Teamsters General Secretary-Treasurer Ken Hall energized BLET delegates with a motivational speech that was a highlight today of the BLET’s Fourth National Convention. Delegates also enjoyed video messages from U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown and U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren during Day 2 of the four-day convention.

Delegates wrap up October 1 afternoon session at BLET Fourth National Convention

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

The Fourth National Convention of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen (BLET) continued here this afternoon with more inspiring speeches and reports by the various standing committees.

‘United, Moving Forward:’ President Pierce addresses BLET delegates at Fourth National Convention

Monday, October 1, 2018

BLET National President Dennis R. Pierce delivered the Report of the National President today to conclude the morning session of the BLET’s Fourth National Convention. With the theme of “United, Moving Forward,” President Pierce’s report focused on to two general areas: the major accomplishments of the Brotherhood over the past four years since the Third National Convention concluded in 2014; and what challenges lie ahead for the organization.

BLET Fourth National Convention begins

Monday, October 1, 2018

The Fourth National Convention of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen (BLET) opened here this morning with energetic presentations from Teamsters General President James P. Hoffa, Ohio Congressman Tim Ryan, and BLET National President Dennis R. Pierce. Over 400 delegates are in session representing more than 57,000 locomotive engineers, trainmen and non-operating craft members on national freight and passenger rail systems across the United States.

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