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BLET petitions FRA for immediate halt to LEADER, Trip Optimizer technology

Friday, February 05, 2016

The Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen (BLET) has asked the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) for an emergency order that would immediately prohibit the carrier-mandated use of Locomotive Engineer Assist/Display & Event Recorder (LEADER) and Trip Optimizer technologies.

New Jersey Transit unions continue to negotiate as strike date looms

Thursday, February 04, 2016

Talks between the 11 unions in the NJT Rail Labor Coalition and negotiators from New Jersey Transit continued today, but no agreement was reached. Both sides pledged to continue negotiating.

2016 BLET Scholarship Directory

Friday, January 29, 2016

Each year, the BLET National Division compiles a list of scholarship opportunities available to the children of BLET members. Numerous financial aid opportunities are published here in the 2016 BLET Scholarship Directory.

Weick reelected to 2nd term as Chairman of North Dakota State Legislative Board

Monday, January 25, 2016

Brother Charles D. Weick was reelected by acclamation to his second term as Chairman of the BLET’s North Dakota State Legislative Board during its quadrennial meeting in Bismarck, N.D., January 11-13, 2016.

Teamsters offer disaster relief assistance in Mississippi

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

The Teamsters Disaster Relief Fund is offering assistance to members living in Mississippi after severe storms, tornadoes, straight-line winds and flooding caused major damage to homes and property from December 23-28, 2015.

Teamsters Rail Conference opposes hostile takeover of Norfolk Southern

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

The Teamsters Rail Conference is adding its voice to the dozens of elected officials, shippers and labor unions that strongly oppose an apparent attempt at a hostile takeover of Norfolk Southern (NS) by the Canadian Pacific Railway (CP).

BLET prepares to move into new headquarters

Friday, January 15, 2016

Renovations are proceeding rapidly at the BLET’s new headquarters in Independence, Ohio, and the National Division expects to be moved in by early to mid-March.

BLET, SMART-TD petition FRA for speed signs

Thursday, January 14, 2016

The Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen (BLET), in collaboration with the SMART-Transportation Division, has formally petitioned the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) for a rulemaking that would mandate uniform warning signs in advance of a permanent speed restriction.

State of the union 2015

Monday, December 28, 2015

By Dennis R. Pierce, BLET National President I am proud of our Brotherhood’s many accomplishments throughout the year 2015 and we have much to be thankful for. While many significant challenges may lie ahead, I have every confidence that our Brotherhood will continue to grow and become stronger in the year 2016 — our 153rd year as an organization.

Now available: Applications for 2016 Hoffa scholarships

Friday, December 18, 2015

The James R. Hoffa Memorial Scholarship Fund is now accepting applications for scholarship awards. The deadline for receipt of completed materials is March 31, 2016.

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