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BLET members proud to work Bush funeral train

Friday, December 7, 2018

Members of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen proudly worked as crew members aboard the special Union Pacific funeral train for President George H.W. Bush yesterday.

Ballots mailed in tentative BLET, CF&E agreement

Friday, November 30, 2018

The Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen (BLET) has reached a tentative contract agreement with the Chicago, Fort Wayne & Eastern Railway (CF&E). Ballots were mailed yesterday to active members of the BLET employed by CF&E who are eligible to vote in the ratification of this agreement.

Ballots mailed in tentative BLET, CN-Wisconsin Central agreement

Thursday, November 29, 2018

The Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen (BLET) has reached a tentative contract agreement with Canadian Nationalís Wisconsin Central (CN-WC) subsidiary.

Final Open Enrollment of 2018 for the BLET Short-Term Disability On-The-Job (Part B) Coverage

Monday, November 26, 2018

The final open enrollment of 2018 for the BLETís Short-Term Disability On-The-Job (Part B) insurance ends on November 30, 2018. Those who enroll will have their coverage take effect on December 1, 2018.

Important notice: Open enrollment for former railroad employees and/or their dependents under group policy GA-23111

Monday, November 26, 2018

United Healthcare is conducting open enrollment throughout November and December 2018 for former railroad employees and their families under the GA-23111 plan. Additionally, there is also an open enrollment period for those covered under plan GA-46000 and are eligible to apply for coverage under GA-23111 Plan E. The effective date for this open enrollment is January 1, 2019.

George Hucker, former BLE-Canada Vice President, 1943-2018

Friday, November 23, 2018

Thomas George Hucker, former BLE International Vice President and National Legislative Representative-Canada, has passed away. He was 75 years old.

Thanksgiving 2018

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

By Dennis R. Pierce, BLET National President At Thanksgiving, I ask our membership to join me in a moment of reflection for those who are away from their families at this special time of year. Let us remember our service men and women, who are fighting overseas or are stationed at military bases throughout the world. Let us also remember our own BLET Brothers and Sisters, who are sitting in the cab of a locomotive or in a hotel instead of at the Thanksgiving dinner table with their families.

GA-46000 Lifetime maximum adjusted for 2019

Friday, November 16, 2018

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 $162,500 to $166,400 on January 1, 2019.

Call to defend against Right-to-Work law in Ohio

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Every BLET member in the State of Ohio and their family members are urged to immediately contact their State Representative regarding House Bill 53. HB 53 is a divisive piece of legislation that would force Ohioís public sector employees into a right-to-work situation, despite the fact that Ohio residents overwhelmingly opposed similar legislation by referendum vote in 2011.

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