BLET reaches tentative agreement with Long Island Rail Road
Wednesday, June 16, 2021
The Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen (BLET) has reached a tentative agreement with the Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) governing rates of pay, benefits and work rules for nearly 500 locomotive engineers.
BLET prevails in injunction hearing
Monday, June 14, 2021
Following a June 11 hearing, a federal judge in El Paso, Texas has issued a Preliminary Injunction against Union Pacific Railroad (UP) to reverse the unlawful suspensions of a group of six members of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen (BLET)
Career opportunities: BLET seeks applicants for National Legislative Office positions
Friday, June 11, 2021
The Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen is announcing two open full-time positions for employment in BLETís Washington, D.C. Legislative office.
INVEST Act clears T&I Committee after railroadsí attack falls short
Thursday, June 10, 2021
Early this morning, the Investing in a New Vision for the Environment and Surface Transportation in America Act (INVEST Act) was passed by the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee by a 38-26 vote.
BLET backs two-person crew, rail safety provisions of INVEST Act
Tuesday, June 8, 2021
The Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen (BLET) is endorsing the Investing in a New Vision for the Environment and Surface Transportation in America Act (INVEST Act), which is expected to be marked-up in the U.S. House of Representatives on June 9. The bill would authorize $547 billion in spending over five years on surface transportation, would mandate two-person crews on freight trains, and would triple funding for Amtrak.
Deadline approaches for BLETís Austin regional meeting, July 12-16, 2021
Tuesday, June 8, 2021
Those planning to attend the BLETís regional meeting next month in Austin, Texas, are reminded that the deadline to make hotel reservations is next week ó Friday, June 18, 2021.
BLET honors the memory of Jose Hernandez III, son of BLET member, killed in VTA mass shooting
Friday, June 4, 2021
All men and women of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen (BLET) send their deepest condolences to Brother Roy A. Benbow, his family, and friends. Brother Benbow is a member of BLET Division 839, whose step-son Jose Hernandez III was killed in the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) mass shooting in San Jose, California, on May 26, 2021. Jose was one of nine victims in the tragedy. He was just 35 years old.
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