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Forschen elected Chairman of North Dakota State Legislative Board

Thursday, January 23, 2020

Brother Sean M. Forschen was elected by acclamation to his first term as Chairman of the BLET’s North Dakota State Legislative Board during its quadrennial meeting in Bismarck, N.D., January 8-9, 2020.

2020 BLET Scholarship Directory

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

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 2020 BLET Scholarship Directory.

BLET National Division launches National Negotiations website

Monday, January 20, 2020

The BLET National Division has launched a new webpage — https://www.ble-t.org/negotiations2019 — to provide important information to affected members regarding the current round of National Negotiations.

Important notice regarding Form 1095-B for those covered by the GA-23000 Plan

Friday, January 17, 2020

Due to a change in IRS requirements, most of those covered by The Railroad Employees National Health and Welfare Plan (GA-23000) members will no longer automatically receive a paper copy of the Form 1095-B. Members living in states that still require reporting of health coverage (e.g. New Jersey) will still automatically receive a paper copy of the Form 1095-B for state filing tax purposes.

Deadline is March 2 for 2020 Hoffa scholarship program

Friday, January 17, 2020

As a reminder, applications are due by March 2, 2020, for the James R. Hoffa Memorial Scholarship Fund. The program offers college and vocational scholarships for the sons, daughters and financial dependents of Teamsters. The application process can be time consuming, so BLET members and their eligible dependents are encouraged to get started as soon as possible.

BLET to conduct Legislative Representatives class in March 2020

Friday, December 20, 2019

The BLET Education & Training Department, in conjunction with the National Legislative Office, will conduct a class for BLET Division Legislative Representatives in Washington, D.C., from March 23-26, 2020.

BLET to host Secretary-Treasurer class in February 2020

Friday, December 20, 2019

The BLET Education and Training Department will conduct a training class for Secretary-Treasurers from February 23-28, 2020, at the BLET National Division headquarters in Independence, Ohio.

BLET members ratify new contract with Indiana Rail Road

Thursday, December 19, 2019

By a 5-to-1 majority, members of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen ratified a new collective bargaining agreement with the Indiana Rail Road (INRD).

BLET to hold ST training class for LM-2 filers

Thursday, December 19, 2019

The BLET Education and Training Department will conduct a workshop for all Secretary-Treasurers who file LM-2 reports for their General Committee of Adjustment (GCA), Division or State Legislative Board. This workshop will be held in New Orleans, Louisiana from March 10-13, 2020.

BLET reaches tentative agreement with Pacific Harbor Line

Friday, December 13, 2019

The Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen (BLET) has reached a tentative agreement with Pacific Harbor Line (PHL). Ballots were mailed today to active members of the BLET employed by PHL who are eligible to vote in the ratification of this agreement.

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