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BLET to host Local Chairman class in November 2018

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

The BLET Education and Training Department will host a Local Chairman training class from November 11-15, 2018, at the BLET National Division headquarters and Training Center in Independence, Ohio. This class is a rescheduling of the April class. The class is designed to help Local Chairmen develop and hone the skills necessary to provide the best representation possible to our members. Due to the upcoming triennial elections and the convention later this year, the November class will be the only class for Local Chairmen in 2018.

RRB announces additional 2018 informational conferences

Monday, April 23, 2018

The U.S. Railroad Retirement Board (RRB) has announced additional dates for the agencyís 2018 informational conferences

Trumble elected to second term as Michigan State Legislative Board Chairman

Friday, April 20, 2018

B.J. Trumble was reelected by acclamation to his second term as Chairman of the Michigan State Legislative Board at the Boardís Fourth Quadrennial meeting in Lansing, Mich., March 19-20, 2018.

BLET preparing comments on automation in the railroad industry; Members can also give their input

Friday, April 20, 2018

The Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen is currently drafting comments in response to a request by the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) regarding automation in the railroad industry. The notice was published in the Federal Register on March 22, 2018, and the comments are due no later than May 7, 2018.

Plan ahead for BLETís Washington D.C. regional meeting

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

The deadline for room reservations is less than three months away, but BLET members and guests are encouraged to register now for the BLETís regional meeting at the Capital Hilton in Washington, D.C., August 13-17, 2018. Also, registration is continuing for the BLETís Monterey regional meeting, June 18-22, 2018.

Teamster rail unions join with Mexican union to endorse NAFTA improvements

Monday, April 9, 2018

The Teamstersí rail conferences in the U.S. and Canada today joined with unionized Mexican freight rail workers in calling for the inclusion of language in a revamped North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) that would ensure that all industry workers on the continent are treated fairly and equitably.

BLET reaches tentative contract with New England Central

Thursday, April 5, 2018

The Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen (BLET) has reached a Tentative Agreement with the New England Central Railroad (NECR) governing rates of pay, benefits and work rules for 35 operating employees.

Reminder: May 17 is the deadline for hotel reservations at BLETís Monterey regional meeting

Thursday, April 5, 2018

BLET members and guests attending the BLETís regional meeting in Monterey, Calif., have just over a month to make their hotel reservations. The meeting will take place from June 18-22, 2018, and hotel reservations must be made by May 17.

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