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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 BLET’s Washington, D.C. Legislative office.

INVEST Act clears T&I Committee after railroads’ 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 BLET’s Austin regional meeting, July 12-16, 2021

Tuesday, June 8, 2021

Those planning to attend the BLET’s regional meeting next month in Austin, Texas, are reminded that the deadline to make hotel reservations is next week — 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.

Federal court orders UP to put BLET officers, member back to work

Friday, June 4, 2021

A federal judge in El Paso, Texas has ordered Union Pacific Railroad (UP) to reverse the unlawful suspensions of a group of six members of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen (BLET) — five of whom are elected officers of Division 192 in El Paso. The judge ruled that all these union members had been wrongfully suspended by the UP in violation of the Railway Labor Act (RLA).

Former BLET Vice President Stephen D. Speagle, 1946-2021

Friday, May 28, 2021

Stephen D. Speagle, former National Vice President of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen, passed away on May 26, 2021. He was 74 years old.

Memorial Day 2021

Friday, May 28, 2021

By Dennis R. Pierce, BLET National President Each year, on Memorial Day, we pay tribute to the men and women who have given their lives serving in our military, and we honor them for defending our country and our way of life.

Amtrak General Chairman Mark Kenny reelected by acclamation

Tuesday, May 25, 2021

Mark B. Kenny was reelected by acclamation to his seventh term as General Chairman at the Amtrak General Committee of Adjustment’s fifth quadrennial meeting, which was held May 19-20, 2021.

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