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Shane Hubbard elected chairman of Indiana State Legislative Board

Friday, September 21, 2018

Shane Hubbard was elected Chairman of the Indiana State Legislative Board at its 14th Quadrennial Meeting in Indianapolis, September 12-13, 2018.

Bipartisan group of 27 U.S. legislators urge DOTís Chao to block KCS safety waiver that allows Mexican train crews to operate in U.S.

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

On September 17, House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Ranking Member Peter DeFazio (D-OR) and House Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines, and Hazardous Materials Ranking Member Michael Capuano (D-MA) sent a bipartisan letter, signed by 27 Members of Congress, to Secretary of the Department of Transportation (DOT) Elaine Chao expressing opposition to a petition filed by Kansas City Southern Railway (KCSR) requesting a waiver of critical Federal safety and inspection requirements.

BLET President Pierce addresses TCRC delegates in Vancouver

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

BLET National President Dennis R. Pierce was the opening speaker today as the Teamsters Canada Rail Conferenceís (TCRC) Fourth Quadrennial Convention got underway in Vancouver, B.C.

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 FranÁois 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.

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