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Large U.S. rail unions announce national two-person crew legislation

Friday, March 22, 2019

Two large railroad unions in the United States have pledged their joint support for the Safe Freight Act legislation introduced by U.S. Rep. Don Young (R-Alaska).

Two-person crew bill becomes law in Colorado

Friday, March 22, 2019

Colorado Governor Jared S. Polis signed a two-person crew bill into law on March 21, signifying a significant boost to railroad safety in the state.

Registration open for BLETís Clearwater regional meeting, July 22-26, 2019

Thursday, March 21, 2019

Registration is now open for the BLET regional meeting at the Hilton Clearwater Beach hotel in Clearwater, Fla., July 22-26, 2019.

BLET lobbies Capitol Hill, regulatory agencies for crew member safety

Friday, March 15, 2019

BLET officers and staff invested a lot of legwork lobbying for rail worker safety during the early part of March 2019. The BLET lobbying effort was led by National President Dennis R. Pierce and Vice President and National Legislative Representative John P. Tolman, with invaluable support for BLET Director of Regulatory Affairs Vince Verna and BLET Legislative and Political Director Bob Hagan.

BLET to host Secretary-Treasurer class in June 2019

Thursday, March 14, 2019

The BLET Education and Training Department will conduct a training class for Secretary-Treasurers from June 9-13, 2019, at the BLET National Division headquarters in Independence, Ohio.

Reminder: Space remains for April hazmat training program in Arizona

Friday, March 8, 2019

As a reminder, space remains for the Rail Hazmat Chemical/Emergency Response and OSHA Awareness Training Programs that will be held April 10-14, 2019, in Winslow, Ariz. The training is sponsored by the Rail Workers Hazardous Materials Training Program, and attendance is only open to railroad employees in Arizona, Western New Mexico, Southeastern California, and the Navajo Nation.

Reminder: Deadline is March 31 James R. Hoffa Memorial Scholarship Fund applications

Thursday, March 7, 2019

As a reminder, applications for the James R. Hoffa Memorial Scholarship Fund are due on March 31, 2019. The application process is completely online and all applications must be completed through the online portal found on the Fundís website: http://www.jrhmsf.org.

Registration open for BLETís St. Louis regional meeting, June 24-28, 2019

Thursday, February 28, 2019

Registration is now open for the BLET regional meeting at the Hilton at the Ballpark in St. Louis, Mo., June 24-28, 2019.

BLET reaches tentative agreement with TASI for Caltrain engineers

Monday, February 25, 2019

The Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen (BLET) has reached a tentative agreement with Transit America Services Inc. (TASI). Ballots have been mailed to active members of the BLET employed by TASI who are eligible to vote in the ratification of this agreement.

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