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Two online hazmat training classes for rail workers available in May

Wednesday, May 5, 2021

The Rail Workers Hazardous Materials Training Program is offering two virtual class in May: a Disaster Recovery/Response Course; and a DOT Hazardous Materials Transportation Safety and Security Course.

Registration open for BLET’s Austin regional meeting, July 12-16, 2021

Friday, April 30, 2021

The BLET is pleased to announce the resumption of its regional meeting program with a meeting in Austin, Texas, July 12-16, 2021. CDC guidelines regarding COVID-19 protocols will be strictly enforced to protect the health and safety of everyone in attendance.

C. George Hainsworth, former BLE Canadian Director, 1928-2021

Thursday, April 29, 2021

Charles George Hainsworth, who served the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers (BLE) as Canadian Director, International Vice President and National Legislative Representative-Canada, passed away peacefully at his home on April 1, 2021, with family by his side. He was 92 years old.

Workers’ Memorial Day 2021

Wednesday, April 28, 2021

By Dennis R. Pierce, BLET National President Workers’ Memorial Day is a time for all workers to remember and honor those who have lost their lives in the workplace, and to stand up to protect those on the job today.

BLET, New Jersey Transit contract talks in federal mediation

Tuesday, April 27, 2021

The Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen (BLET), a Division of the Teamsters Rail Conference, is being assisted by a federal mediator from the National Mediation Board (NMB) in contract negotiations with the New Jersey Transit (NJT), pursuant to Section 5, First, of the Railway Labor Act.

Nevada Governor honors America’s railroaders

Monday, April 26, 2021

Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak has issued a proclamation praising America’s railroaders, declaring Wednesday, April 28, 2021, as “A Day In Honor of Railroad Workers.”

Leo M. Srubas, 1930-2021

Friday, April 2, 2021

Brother Leo M. Srubas, a member of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen for nearly 65 years, passed away on March 26, 2021, after a two and a half year battle with kidney disease. He was 91 years old.

Update from Railroad Retirement Board’s Labor Member regarding American Rescue Plan Act of 2021

Tuesday, March 30, 2021

The following is a message to Rail Labor from John Bragg, Labor Member of the U.S. Railroad Retirement Board

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