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Labor Day 2015

Friday, September 04, 2015

By Dennis R. Pierce, BLET National President This weekend we celebrate American workers and the labor movement. The first Labor Day holiday was celebrated on Tuesday, September 5, 1882, in New York City. The Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen was founded on May 8, 1863, and our members were among the first to lay down their lives and fight for the rights that you enjoy today. Many Americans ó not just railroaders ó benefit from the sacrifices made by these early rail workers.

Mobilization Alert: One more battle this year in Missouri, and itís one we must win!

Friday, September 04, 2015

As BLET members and Teamsters we must ensure that our labor friends from both sides of the aisle stand with us and oppose a veto override of Missouri HB 116, the state''''s so-called "Right to Work" bill.

John G. Brodnick elected New York State Legislative Board Chairman

Wednesday, September 02, 2015

Brother John G. Brodnick, BLET Division 382 (Buffalo, N.Y.), was elected Chairman of the New York State Legislative Board at its quadrennial meeting in Boston, Mass., on July 26, 2015.

BLET moving ahead with contractor for new headquarters building

Monday, August 31, 2015

BLET National President Dennis R. Pierce announced today that the National Division of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen (BLET) has entered into a Letter of Intent with the Albert M. Higley Co. to perform the construction services related to the build out of its new headquarters building in Independence, Ohio.

BLET to host Local Chairman workshop, October 11-16, 2015

Friday, August 28, 2015

The BLET Education & Training Department, in conjunction with the BLET Arbitration Department, is proud to host a Local Chairman Workshop at the BLET Training Center in Cleveland from October 11 through October 16, 2015.

GTW General Chairman John Karakian elected by acclamation for seventh straight term

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

The BLETís Grand Trunk Western (GTW) General Committee of Adjustment reelected General Chairman John M. Karakian by acclamation for a seventh consecutive four-year term at its quadrennial meeting in Port Huron, Mich., the week of August 17, 2015.

New Jersey Transit Coalition Press Release: PEB 248 recommends terms to settle four year dispute

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Presidential Emergency Board 248 has issued its recommendations to settle the four year contract dispute between New Jersey Transit and the Rail Labor Coalition of fourteen unions representing 4,300 union workers.

BLET members ratify new contract with Indiana Southern

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

By an overwhelming majority, members of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen (BLET) ratified a new collective bargaining agreement with the Indiana Southern Railroad (ISRR) on June 30, 2015.

BLET opens 75th annual IWC in Denver

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Approximately 230 members of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and their families convened here this morning for opening ceremonies of the 75th annual and final International Western Convention (IWC).

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