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Aldridge reelected to third full term as Kentucky Legislative Board Chairman

Monday, September 10, 2018

Bryan T. Aldridge was reelected by acclamation to his third full term as Chairman of the Kentucky State Legislative board at its quadrennial meeting in Louisville, Ky., August 28-30, 2018.

Teamsters: New NAFTA must be trilateral, address freight rail staffing concerns

Friday, September 7, 2018

The following is a joint statement from Teamsters General President Jim Hoffa and Teamsters Canada President François Laporte in response to ongoing North American Trade Agreement (NAFTA) reform discussions taking place in Washington now between U.S. and Canadian trade representatives and the need for a trilateral agreement.

Rail unions file petition against FRA over crews crossing from Mexico into the United States

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

The Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen (BLET) and the International Association of Sheet Metal Air, Rail and Transportation Workers Transportation Division (SMART TD) have filed a joint petition challenging actions of the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) that allow crews comprised of Mexican nationals employed by a Mexican rail company to operate trains across the United States border and into the U.S. instead of American crews employed by American railroads.

Four rail hazmat training classes available

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

The Rail Workers Hazardous Materials Training Program is hosting four rail worker training sessions in the coming months. The dates are as follows: November 11-16, 2018; January 6-11, 2019; February 3-8, 2019; and March 17-22, 2019.

Labor Day 2018

Friday, August 31, 2018

By Dennis R. Pierce, BLET National President When the first Labor Day was celebrated in New York City in 1882, our Brotherhood had been fighting to improve wages and working conditions for locomotive engineers for nearly 20 years. Today, some note the holiday as marking the unofficial end of summer, but the true history of Labor Day is far more somber.

BLET reaches tentative agreement with South Buffalo Railway

Thursday, August 30, 2018

The Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen (BLET) has reached a tentative contract agreement with the South Buffalo Railway Company (SBRR). Ballots were mailed on August 28 to active members of the BLET employed by the SBRR who are eligible to vote in the ratification of this agreement.

Open enrollment for the BLET Short Term Disability On-The-Job (Part B) coverage

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Open Enrollment for the BLET’s Short Term Disability On-The-Job (Part B) insurance will end on August 31, 2018. Those who enroll will have their coverage take effect on September 1, 2018.

2018 BLET Fourth National Convention hotel deadline extended to August 31

Monday, August 27, 2018

Delegates and guests now have until 5:00 p.m. PDT on Friday, August 31, 2018 to make hotel reservations for the BLET’s Fourth National Convention at the guaranteed $99 special convention rate.

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