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Walker elected Iowa State Legislative Board Chairman

Friday, July 10, 2020

Michael G. Walker was elected Chairman of the Iowa State Legislative Board at its quadrennial meeting in Coralville, Iowa, on June 25, 2020.

U.S. House passes major rail safety bill, H.R. 2

Thursday, July 2, 2020

By a vote of 233-188, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 2 on July 1. The bill, called the Moving Forward Act, includes a $1.5 trillion infrastructure plan and incorporates all the significant rail safety improvements that were introduced in the $500 billion INVEST In America Act, which BLET members lobbied Congress to support in a national mobilization outreach in late June.

Members can elect to alter contributions to FSA Plan due to COVID-19

Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Effective July 1, 2020 through December 31, 2020, members may make a one-time election to change the annual FSA Plan contribution for the 2020 FSA Plan year. This one-time election is intended to provide relief to FSA Plan participants who have incurred lower than expected health costs due to the COVID-19 crisis.

BLET reaches tentative agreement with Indiana Southern

Tuesday, June 30, 2020

The Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen (BLET) has reached a tentative agreement with the Indiana Southern Railroad (ISRR). Ballots were mailed on June 25, 2020, to active members of the BLET employed by the ISRR who are eligible to vote in the ratification of this agreement.

BLET members urged to act on INVEST in America Act

Thursday, June 25, 2020

Members of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen, BLET Auxiliary, retirees, and their family members are urged to contact their legislators in the U.S. House of Representatives in support of the INVEST in America Act.

Leyshon reelected UP-Western Region General Chairman

Thursday, June 18, 2020

Brother Steve A. Leyshon was reelected by acclamation as the General Chairman of the Union Pacific-Western Region General Committee of Adjustment during the Committee’s quadrennial meeting held June 15, 2020.

Evans reelected CN-IC General Chairman

Wednesday, June 17, 2020

William D. (Billy) Evans was reelected by acclamation to his second term of office as General Chairman of the BLET’s Canadian National-Illinois Central (CN-IC) General Committee of Adjustment (GCA) at the GCA’s quadrennial meeting on June 9, 2020.

Rail unions join forces to end RUIA sequestration

Friday, June 12, 2020

All U.S. railroad labor unions have united in a campaign to overturn the unfair sequestration of Railroad Unemployment Insurance Act (RUIA) benefits, which unjustly reduces the unemployment and sickness benefits of railroad workers. The unions are represented by the Teamsters Rail Conference and the AFL-CIO’s Transportation Trades Department (TTD).

Simon reelected Chairman of New Jersey State Legislative Board

Tuesday, June 9, 2020

Sean P. Simon was reelected by acclamation to his third term as Chairman at the New Jersey State Legislative Board’s quadrennial meeting on May 28, 2020.

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