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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 BLETís CN-Grand Trunk Western (GTW) General Committee of Adjustment quadrennial meeting in Novi, Mich., on August 14, 2019.

RRB announces fall/winter 2019 Pre-Retirement Seminars

Thursday, August 15, 2019

The U.S. Railroad Retirement Board (RRB) has announced is schedule of Pre-Retirement Seminars for September-December 2019.

Four rail hazmat training classes available in late 2019, early 2020

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

The Rail Workers Hazardous Materials Training Program is hosting four rail worker training sessions in late 2019 and early 2020. The dates are as follows: October 20-25, 2019; January 12-17, 2020; February 2-7, 2020; and March 15-20, 2020.

Illinois governor signs two-person crew bill

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker signed a two-person crew bill into law on August 9, becoming the third state to pass such a railroad safety bill in 2019.

Overwhelming majority ratifies new contract with SEPTA

Friday, August 9, 2019

By an overwhelming majority of more than 96 percent, members of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen (BLET) ratified a new contract with SEPTA on July 30.

Teamster 2020 survey to identify top issues

Thursday, August 8, 2019

Working Americans are facing numerous challenges. Despite top line economic numbers that may look favorable, many workersí paychecks are not growing. Add to that concerns surrounding pensions and health care benefits, and uncertainty looms for the U.S. middle class.

Psota elected BNSF/MRL General Chairman

Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Kent J. Psota was elected to the office of General Chairman at the Burlington Northern Santa Fe/Montana Rail Link (BNSF/MRL) General Committee of Adjustmentís 15th triennial meeting in Las Vegas, Nevada, July 8-11, 2019.

Semenek reelected to third full term as CP Rail General Chairman

Thursday, July 25, 2019

General Chairman Peter M. Semenek was reelected by acclamation at the CP Rail-U.S./Metra Northern District/Indiana Southern/Dakota Minnesota & Eastern General Committee of Adjustmentís quadrennial meeting in Las Vegas, June 10-11, 2019.

Urgent: Act Now On Two-Person Train Crews, Mexican Cross-Border Issue!

Wednesday, July 24, 2019

The Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen (BLET) is urging all members to contact their Representatives and Senators in Congress to support the unionís two most pressing legislative issues: two-person train crews and foreign crews operating trains into the United States at the southern U.S./Mexican border.

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