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Thanksgiving 2020

Wednesday, November 25, 2020

By Dennis R. Pierce, BLET National President As we approach the Thanksgiving holiday, I am extremely proud of our members who continue to work on the frontlines every day to ensure that our nationís railroad network keeps rolling. Railroads are the backbone of the American economy and the economy would not be able to function without its hardworking locomotive engineers and trainmen. Our Nation is thankful for your sacrifice.

Gabaldon reelected New Mexico SLB Chairman

Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Brother Eric A. Gabaldon was reelected to his second term as Chairman of the New Mexico State Legislative Board at its quadrennial meeting, which was held on October 15, 2020.

Craver reelected to fourth term as Chairman of Virginia State Legislative Board

Tuesday, November 24, 2020

Brother Timothy R. Craver of BLET Division 532 (Richmond, Va.) was reelected by acclamation to his fourth full term as Chairman of the Virginia State Legislative Board at its quadrennial meeting on October 30, 2020.

GA-46000 Lifetime maximum adjusted for 2021

Monday, November 16, 2020

The lifetime maximum benefit for the Railroad Employees National Early Retirement Major Medical Benefit Plan (also known as ERMA or GA-46000) will increase from $171,100 to $175,700 on January 1, 2021.

Rail Labor urges Senate leaders to support bill ending RRB benefit sequestration

Thursday, November 12, 2020

The Teamsters Rail Conference and the Transportation Trades Department (TTD) of the AFL-CIO are urging leaders of the United States Senate to support a bill that would end the unfair sequestration of Railroad Retirement Sickness and Unemployment benefits.

Veterans Day 2020

Wednesday, November 11, 2020

By Dennis R. Pierce, BLET National President We are grateful for the sacrifices our veterans have made ó and continue to make ó on our behalf. We are also grateful to the families of our veterans who bravely carry on with their normal lives while their loved ones are performing their dangerous duties overseas. On this Veterans Day, I ask all BLET members to join me in honoring those veterans and their families.

BLET members ratify new contract with Indiana Southern

Wednesday, November 4, 2020

Members of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen (BLET) have ratified a new collective bargaining agreement with the Indiana Southern Railroad (ISRR)

Former BLET General Chairman Pat J. Williams, 1951-2020

Wednesday, November 4, 2020

Brother Pat J. Williams, former General Chairman of the BLETís BNSF (former AT&SF) General Committee of Adjustment, passed away on October 29 from complications related to a blood infection. Brother Williams was 68 years old.

BLET reaches tentative agreement with NYS&W

Monday, November 2, 2020

The Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen (BLET) has reached a tentative agreement with the New York, Susquehanna & Western (NYS&W) Railroad. Ballots have been mailed to active members of the BLET employed by the NYS&W who are eligible to vote in the ratification of this agreement.

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