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Registration continues for BLET’s Clearwater regional meeting, July 22-26, 2019

Friday, June 14, 2019

Registration is continuing for the BLET regional meeting at the Hilton Clearwater Beach hotel in Clearwater, Fla., July 22-26, 2019. The deadline to make hotel reservations and register for the regional meeting is June 23.

When Doing More with Less Poses a Threat

Thursday, June 13, 2019

By Dennis R. Pierce, BLET National President In my most recent President’s Message I wrote about the Precision Scheduled Railroading (PSR) phenomenon in the railroad industry, and how PSR focuses on “asset maximization” in an effort to sharply drive down operating ratio, which is the percentage of railroad revenue spent on operating costs.

Driscoll reelected Conrail SSA/CSXT-ND General Chairman

Thursday, June 13, 2019

Brother Patrick T. Driscoll was reelected by acclamation to his second term as General Chairman of the Conrail SSA/CSXT-Northern District General Committee of Adjustment at the GCA’s quadrennial meeting in Buffalo, N.Y., May 20-21-2019.

BLET member killed in off-duty car collision

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

BLET Member David V. Sayson of Division 565 (Youngstown, Ohio) was killed in a off-duty automobile collision in Springfield Township, Ohio, on May 30, 2019. He was 48 years old.

John Edgar Thomson Foundation provides financial assistance to daughters of deceased railroaders

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

The John Edgar Thomson Foundation, a nationally recognized non-profit organization, provides limited financial assistance to daughters of deceased railroad employees.

Scott Palmer reelected Oregon State Legislative Board Chairman

Monday, June 3, 2019

Scott Palmer was reelected by acclamation to his sixth term as Chairman of the Oregon State Legislative Board at its May 22 triennial meeting in Portland, Oregon.

Final days to enroll in the BLET Short Term Disability Enhanced-Plan

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Open Enrollment for the BLET’s Short Term Disability Enhanced-Plan (underwritten by Sun Life Financial) ends Friday, May 31, 2019. Those who meet the deadline will have their coverage take effect on June 1, 2019.

FRA just reduced the prospects for a safer railroad industry

Friday, May 24, 2019

By Dennis R. Pierce, BLET National President and John Previsich, SMART TD President On Thursday, May 24, 2019, we were informed that the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) had released a notice, withdrawing a 2016 notice of proposed rulemaking establishing a minimum train crew size for most rail freight operations in the United States. This news was not surprising.

Memorial Day 2019

Friday, May 24, 2019

As we observe Memorial Day 2019, I ask all members of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen to say a special prayer for the women and men who have given their lives serving in our military and to honor them for defending our country and our way of life.

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