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RRB announces Spring 2015 dates for informational conferences and new pre-retirement seminars

Thursday, February 26, 2015

The U.S. Railroad Retirement Board (RRB) has announced a schedule of dates for the agency’s spring 2015 Informational Conferences and Pre-Retirement Seminars.

Locomotive engineer critically injured in Metrolink derailment; BLET Safety Task Force investigating

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

The BLET Safety Task Force has been dispatched to assist the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) with the investigation of a collision involving a Metrolink passenger train and a motor vehicle in Oxnard, Calif.

BLET members ratify new contract with Long Island Rail Road

Monday, February 23, 2015

On February 22, members of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen (BLET) ratified a new collective bargaining agreement with the Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) by a 71 percent majority.

Right To Work battle may be coming to your state

Thursday, February 19, 2015

A perennial threat to organized labor and the American middle class is once again making an appearance in state legislatures throughout the United States.

BLET President blasts CP for unsafe rail practices and threatening employees

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Dennis Pierce, National President of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen and President of the Teamsters Rail Conference (U.S.), blasted Canadian Pacific Railway (CP) today for its growing culture of threats and intimidation toward its employees in the U.S. and Canada. Pierce commented following CP’s issuance of a letter to the BLET representatives on its U.S. operations, Soo Line and the Delaware & Hudson.

2015 BLET Scholarship Directory

Friday, February 13, 2015

Each year, the BLET National Division compiles a list of scholarship opportunities available to the children of BLET members. Numerous financial aid opportunities are published here in the 2015 BLET Scholarship Directory.

BLET Education & Training Department to conduct General Chairman Workshop

Thursday, February 12, 2015

The BLET Education & Training Department, in conjunction with the BLET Arbitration Department, is offering a General Chairman’s workshop in Cleveland, Ohio during the week of April 27, 2015.

Message from Highmark regarding Anthem data breach

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield has become aware of a privacy issue involving another large health insurer.

Federal hearing scheduled for next week to review SEPTA’s safety waiver

Friday, February 06, 2015

The hearing was triggered by the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen’s opposition to a safety waiver that allows SEPTA to stretch workdays at the expense of rest time for locomotive engineers. The BLET has called on the FRA to reject the waiver.

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