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Memorial Day 2016

Friday, May 27, 2016

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

BLET regional meeting reminder: Hotel deadline is June 16 for Chicago, July 11 for Long Beach

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Registration continues for the BLET’s two regional meetings in 2016 — July 11-14 at the Drake Hotel in Chicago, Illinois, and August 22-25 at the Hyatt Regency in Long Beach, California. Both meetings will be filled with educational opportunities and entertaining leisure time activities.

Teamsters offer disaster relief assistance in Texas

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

The Teamsters Disaster Relief Fund is offering assistance to members living in Texas after severe storms and flooding caused major damage to homes and property from April 17-24, 2016.

Collier Appointed as Assistant to BLET NST, Director of the Accounting Department

Monday, May 23, 2016

Dennis R. Pierce, National President of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen (BLET) has announced the appointment of Mike Collier to the position of Assistant to the National Secretary-Treasurer and Director of the Accounting Department, effective June 1, 2016.

Fannon elected General Chairman of NS-Eastern Lines

Friday, May 20, 2016

Brother L.R. (Randy) Fannon was elected by acclamation to the office of General Chairman at the quadrennial meeting of the Norfolk Southern-Eastern Lines General Committee of Adjustment, May 16-18, 2016, in Roanoke, Va.

BLET to conduct Legislative Representatives class in September

Thursday, May 19, 2016

The BLET Education & Training Department, in conjunction with the National Legislative Office, will conduct a class for BLET Division Legislative Representatives in Washington, D.C., from September 25-29, 2016.

Pierce: PTC, two-person crews will help make rail industry safer

Thursday, May 19, 2016

By Dennis R. Pierce, BLET National President On May 17, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) issued its findings regarding the catastrophic 2015 wreck of Amtrak train 188 in Philadelphia. Two key safety issues of importance to the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen (BLET) were addressed by NTSB.

Registration open for BLET’s Long Beach regional meeting

Monday, May 16, 2016

Registration is now open for the BLET regional meeting at the Hyatt Regency in Long Beach, Calif., August 22-25, 2016.

UP-SR General Chairman Warren Dent elected to third term

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

General Chairman J. Warren Dent, Jr. was reelected by acclamation to his third term of office at the Union Pacific-Southern Region (UP-SR) General Committee of Adjustment (GCA) meeting in Fort Worth, Texas, held from May 1-3, 2016.

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