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RRB announces spring 2019 Pre-Retirement Seminars

Thursday, February 14, 2019

The U.S. Railroad Retirement Board (RRB) has announced its schedule of Pre-Retirement Seminars for the spring of 2019.

Runion reelected to fifth term as Chairman of Wyoming State Legislative Board

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Cory L. Runion was reelected by acclamation to his fifth term as Chairman of the Wyoming State Legislative Board during its triennial meeting held in Cheyenne, Wyo., February 5-6, 2019.

Rail hazmat training for Arizona, Western New Mexico and SE California workers

Friday, February 8, 2019

The Rail Workers Hazardous Materials Training Program is hosting Rail Hazmat Chemical/Emergency Response and OSHA Awareness Training Programs from April 10-14, 2019, in Winslow, Ariz. Attendance is only open to railroad employees in Arizona, Western New Mexico, Southeastern California, and the Navajo Nation.

Relief fund to assist families of fallen CP Rail Brothers

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

A relief fund has been established to assist the families of three members of the Teamsters Canada Rail Conference (TCRC) who died as a result of a major Canadian Pacific Railway (CP Rail) derailment on February 4, 2019.

Ballots mailed in tentative BLET, Alabama State Docks agreement

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

The Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen (BLET) has reached a tentative agreement with the Terminal Railway – Alabama State Docks (TRASD). Ballots were mailed today to active members of the BLET employed by TRASD who are eligible to vote in the ratification of this agreement.

BLET Initiates Online Division Secretary-Treasurer & Local Chairman Training in February 2019

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

The BLET’s Education and Training Department is proud to announce the availability of online video courses to provide convenient, repeatable, and cost-effective training for Division Secretary-Treasurers and Local Chairmen.

BLET Education & Training Department to conduct General Chairman class

Thursday, January 24, 2019

The BLET Education & Training Department, in conjunction with the BLET Arbitration Department, is offering a General Chairman’s Class from April 30-May 2 at the BLET National Division headquarters in Independence, Ohio.

BLET to conduct Legislative Representatives class in June

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

The BLET Education & Training Department, in conjunction with the National Legislative Office, will conduct a class for BLET Division Legislative Representatives in Washington, D.C., from June 3-6, 2019.

BLET members ratify new contracts with W&LE

Monday, January 21, 2019

Members of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen (BLET) overwhelmingly ratified two new collective bargaining agreements with the Wheeling & Lake Erie Railway (W&LE) — one for the craft of locomotive engineer and one for the craft of trainman. Each seven-year agreement governs work rules, rates of pay, and health & welfare issues for approximately 75 locomotive engineers and over 130 trainmen. Ballots were counted on January 18.

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