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Four rail hazmat training classes available

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

The Rail Workers Hazardous Materials Training Program is hosting four rail worker training sessions in the coming months. The dates are as follows: November 12-17, 2017; January 7-12, 2018; February 11-16, 2018; and March 18-23, 2018.

Public infrastructure for public benefit

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

By Dennis R. Pierce, BLET National President The story of the growth of our Nation — the expansion of 13 Eastern Seaboard states from sea to shining sea — is the story of infrastructure. It is the story of inland waterways, like the Erie Canal, and the Transcontinental Railroad. It is the story of the federal highway system of nearly a century ago, and the interstate highway system created during the 1950s. And it is the story of the Hoover Dam and the Tennessee Valley Authority.

Teamsters offer disaster relief assistance in Florida

Friday, September 15, 2017

The International Brotherhood of Teamsters is offering Disaster Relief assistance to members living in Florida after Hurricane Irma damaged homes and property beginning on September 10, 2017.

Teamsters again expand Disaster Relief assistance in Texas

Friday, September 08, 2017

On September 4, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) once again amended the list of counties in Texas where it has declared a major disaster due to Hurricane Harvey, which has opened the way for the Teamsters to provide Disaster Relief assistance in additional areas.

BLET announces new benefits to help make sure members and families are protected

Wednesday, September 06, 2017

BLET today announced the availability of three new, optional, member-owned benefits available to all active BLET members. These benefits include Universal Life Insurance with Long-Term Care (LTC) benefits underwritten by Trustmark Insurance Company as well as Group Accident Insurance and Group Critical Illness Insurance underwritten by Aflac. These new insurance offerings are intended to help members build financial protection for their families through affordable voluntary benefits.

Union Plus offers help for those impacted by Hurricane Harvey

Friday, September 01, 2017

If you are a union member who participates in certain Union Plus programs and have been affected by Hurricane Harvey in Texas, you may be eligible for financial assistance through the Union Plus Disaster Relief Grant program1.

Teamsters expand Disaster Relief assistance in Texas

Friday, September 01, 2017

he Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has expanded the list of counties in Texas where it has declared a major disaster due to Hurricane Harvey, opening the way for the Teamsters to provide Disaster Relief assistance in additional areas.

RRB advises rail workers impacted by Hurricane Harvey

Friday, September 01, 2017

The U.S. Railroad Retirement Board (RRB) is reminding rail employees out of work due to Hurricane Harvey and its aftermath that they may qualify for unemployment benefits. To determine eligibility or file claims for benefits, affected railroaders should call the RRB’s toll-free telephone number (1-877-772-5772) or visit its website at www.rrb.gov.

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