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Rail worker hazmat training available in Chicago

Friday, July 31, 2015

The IBT Rail Workers Hazmat Training Program is providing safety training to all rail workers to increase their knowledge of the transportation of radioactive materials. The Rail Program will conduct its next two courses from Monday, August 24 through Wednesday, August 26, 2015 in Chicago, Ill.

Retired BLET member and legal investigator Dick Scott, 1940-2015

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Dick L. Scott, a retired member of the BLET who became a successful legal investigator, passed away on July 23, 2015 at St. Marys Hospital in Rochester, Minn.

Triennial election reminder: Election forms must be posted soon

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Triennial elections for BLET Divisions will be held later this year, with nominations being held at each Divisionís first regular meeting in September of 2015.

BLET opens 77th annual EUMA in Boston

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Approximately 200 members of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen and their families convened here yesterday morning for opening ceremonies of the 77th annual and final Eastern Union Meeting Association (EUMA).

Teamsters offer disaster relief assistance in Wyoming

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

The Teamsters Disaster Relief Fund is offering assistance to members living in Wyoming after severe storms and flooding caused major damage to homes and property from May 24 to June 6, 2015.

Teamsters offer disaster relief assistance in Arkansas

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

The Teamsters Disaster Relief Fund is offering assistance to members living in Arkansas after severe storms, tornadoes, straight-line winds and flooding caused major damage to homes and property from May 7 to June 15, 2015.

On the Right Track: 2015 Triennial Election manual now online

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

The 2015 edition of ďOn the Right Track,Ē the Local Division nomination and election procedure manual, is now available for download from the BLET website.

BLET to host Secretary-Treasurer Class Sept. 28-Oct. 1, 2015

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

The BLETís Education and Training Department is hosting an expanded Secretary-Treasurer Training Class at the Standard Building in the 2nd floor Training Center in Cleveland from September 28 through October 1, 2015.

Denver to host BLET for 75th and final IWC

Monday, July 13, 2015

Denver, Colorado, will be the host city for members of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen attending the 75th annual and final International Western Convention (IWC) from August 16-20, 2015.

President Pierce announces staff changes at National Division

Friday, July 10, 2015

BLET National President Dennis R. Pierce today announced a number of changes to the BLET National Division staff.

Itís unanimous: 100 percent of BLET members vote to strike at NJ Transit

Wednesday, July 08, 2015

One hundred percent of voting BLET members working for New Jersey Transit (NJT) have voted in favor of withdrawing from service should the union and the railroad fail to reach an agreement to settle their contract dispute under processes set forth in the Railway Labor Act.

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