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Cleveland-area rail workers, retirees asked to climb aboard to help with display

Friday, October 20, 2017

The Great Lakes Science Center is looking for current and retired rail workers to come aboard and volunteer to help with ďAll Aboard! The Science of Trains,Ē a railway display exhibit running Friday, Nov. 3, 2017, through Feb. 19, 2018, at the museum, 601 Erieside Ave. in Cleveland.

Health FSA open enrollment for 2018 continues through October 31

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Open enrollment for the Health Flexible Spending Account Plan (FSA) 2018 benefit year is available for just over two more weeks, concluding on October 31, 2017. It is important to note that members must enroll in the Health FSA every year ó FSA enrollment is not automatic each year so interested members should act soon so they do not miss out on enrollment for the 2018 Plan Year.

Coordinated Bargaining Group condemns interference in its ratification process

Monday, October 16, 2017

On October 6, 2017, the six Rail Unions comprising the Coordinated Bargaining Group (CBG) announced that they had reached a Tentative National Agreement with the Nationís Freight Rail Carriers. Shortly after that announcement, a Union belonging to a different bargaining coalition began a campaign of misinformation, misrepresentation and outright falsehood in an effort to disrupt and undermine the democratic ratification process of the CBG Unions. This anti-union activity has included public letters replete with falsehoods, leaflets at TY&E on-duty points, also filled with falsehoods, and a social media campaign intended to negatively influence the ratification process of the CBG Unions. We can no longer stand by and allow this anti-union interference and disruption to go unchecked.

BLET shares summary of Tentative National Agreement

Monday, October 16, 2017

In response to membership questions regarding the Tentative National Agreement, the BLET is making available a summary of its main points and some examples of its application.

National Negotiations update: Coordinated Bargaining Group unions reach tentative national contract agreement

Thursday, October 05, 2017

Rail Unions making up the Coordinated Bargaining Group (CBG) announced today that they have reached a Tentative National Agreement with the Nationís Freight Rail Carriers. The CBG is comprised of six unions, including the BLET.

BLET still accepting donations to help victims of Hurricane Harvey

Monday, October 02, 2017

The BLET National Division is continuing to accept donations and applications for its Perrien Fund to help members victimized by Hurricane Harvey in Texas and Louisiana.

Health FSA open enrollment for 2018 begins October 1

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Open enrollment for the Health Flexible Spending Account Plan (FSA) 2018 benefit year runs from October 1 through October 31, 2017. Members must enroll in the Health FSA every year ó FSA enrollment is not automatic each year so interested members should act soon so they do not miss out on enrollment for the 2018 Plan Year.

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