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BLET establishes new Short Line Department

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Following through on actions taken by delegates to the BLET’s Fourth National Convention in 2018, BLET National President Dennis R. Pierce has authorized the creation of a Short Line Department at the National Division level.

RRB asking all railroaders to complete online technology survey

Friday, September 13, 2019

The Railroad Retirement Board (RRB) is asking all active and retired railroaders to complete an online survey to help drive its future strategic plans regarding online offerings.

In the Line of Duty: Bruce A. Dominique Jr.

Thursday, September 12, 2019

Brother Bruce A. Dominique Jr., a member of BLET Division 219 in Shreveport, Louisiana, was killed in a railroad accident on September 6, 2019. He was 36 years old.

Nevada AFL-CIO adopts resolution supporting two-person train crews

Wednesday, September 4, 2019

The Nevada State AFL-CIO adopted a safety resolution in support of Federal legislation mandating two-person train crews at its 63rd Constitution Convention in Las Vegas on August 29, 2019.

Labor Day 2019

Friday, August 30, 2019

By Dennis R. Pierce, BLET National President Unions are an important part of the fabric of our nation and their importance is acknowledged each year on Labor Day. Unionized workers built this great country, including members of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen.

Two BLET families win 2019 Union Plus scholarships

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Union Plus recently awarded $170,000 in scholarships to 108 students representing 34 unions, including two winners from the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen.

Denson reelected Arkansas State Legislative Board Chairman

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Brother D.W. (Wayne) Denson was reelected by acclamation to his second term as Chairman at the Arkansas State Legislative Board’s triennial meeting in North Little Rock, Ark., August 13-14, 2019.

BLET to host Secretary-Treasurer class in December 2019

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

The BLET Education and Training Department will conduct a training class for Secretary-Treasurers from December 8-13, 2019, at the BLET National Division headquarters in Independence, Ohio.

GTW General Chairman John Karakian elected by acclamation to eighth straight term

Friday, August 16, 2019

General Chairman John M. Karakian was reelected by acclamation to his eighth consecutive term of office at the BLET’s CN-Grand Trunk Western (GTW) General Committee of Adjustment quadrennial meeting in Novi, Mich., on August 14, 2019.

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