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BLET to host Local Chairman class in March 2019

Thursday, January 10, 2019

The BLET Education and Training Department will host a Local Chairman training class from March 31 through April 5, 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.

BLET to host Secretary-Treasurer class in March 2019

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

The BLET Education and Training Department will conduct a training class for Secretary-Treasurers from March 10-14, 2019, at the BLET National Division headquarters in Independence, Ohio.

BLET congratulates new RRB members, salutes outgoing Labor Member Walt Barrows

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

On January 2, 2019, the U.S. Senate confirmed the nominations of three new members to the U.S. Railroad Retirement Board: Erhard R. Chorle, Chairman; Thomas Jayne, Management Member; and Jonathan Bragg, Labor Member.

BLET Advisory Board installed

Wednesday, January 2, 2019

On January 1, 2019, a new Advisory Board began its four-year term of office for the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen (BLET). National President Dennis R. Pierce convened the Advisory Board on January 1 while retired National Vice President Gil Gore administered the International Brotherhood of Teamsters Oath of Office to all newly elected Officers. The BLET National Division term of office began on January 1, 2019, and runs through December 31, 2022.

BLET members ratify 2-year pact with CN-WC

Tuesday, January 1, 2019

December 28, members of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen (BLET) overwhelmingly ratified a new collective bargaining agreement with Canadian National’s Wisconsin Central subsidiary (CN-WC). The two-year agreement governs rates of pay, benefits and work rules for over 600 members.

Important Changes to the BLET Short-Term Disability Program

Tuesday, January 1, 2019

Effective January 1, 2019, Sun Life Financial will be replacing MetLife as the insurance carrier for The BLET’s Short-Term Disability Program (“STD Program”). Sun Life Financial (located at One Sun Life Executive Park, Wellesley Hills, MA 02481) is one of America’s leaders in group insurance plans and holds an A+ (“Superior”) ranking from A.M. Best.

BLET members ratify new contract with CF&E

Friday, December 28, 2018

On December 27, members of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen (BLET) ratified a new collective bargaining agreement with the Chicago, Fort Wayne & Eastern Railway (CF&E). The agreement governs rates of pay, benefits and work rules for about 40 members.

Former BLET Vice President Willard Knight, 1951-2018

Saturday, December 22, 2018

President of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen, passed away peacefully on December 20, 2018, following a long and courageous battle with cancer.

James R. Hoffa Memorial Scholarship Fund begins accepting applications from sons and daughters of Teamsters for 2019

Thursday, December 20, 2018

The 2019 application process for the James R. Hoffa Memorial Scholarship Fund (JRHMSF) is now open. The deadline to apply is March 31, 2019.

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