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1997 News Flash Archive

December 1997

  • Dec 19: BLE acquires two full-motion locomotive simulators from CN Rail
  • Dec 16: Wisconsin governor signs two-person train law
  • Dec 03: BLE warns Surface Transportation Board not to hinder UP safety probe
  • November 1997

  • Nov 21: All four BLE regional meetings set for 1998
  • Nov 19: BLE, CSX safety initiative makes SENSE
  • Nov 12: Norfolk Southern to change from "dry hopper" toilets
  • Nov 03: BLE gets organizing victory on Indiana short line

    October 1997

  • Oct 31: Protect Medicare! Help stop damaging legislation in Congress
  • Oct 29: Atlantic & Gulf Railroad workers choose BLE representation
  • Oct 28: Oct. 30 is "National Call Congress Day" -- Vote No on Fast-Track!
  • Oct 28: Certification Pay award announced
  • Oct 27: BLE, Union Pacific agree to reduce fatigue, guarantee time off for crews
  • Oct 23: BLE offers General Chairmen's workshop in Cleveland, Dec. 16-18
  • Oct 22: ALERT: Tell your legislators 'Vote no on Quinn Amendment!' Floor vote today!
  • Oct 07: LEGISLATIVE ACTION ALERT! Help stop anti-labor Amtrak bill
  • Oct 07: 'Brown banana theory' explained by Monin at TWU convention

    September 1997

  • Sept 30: Monin backs Union Pacific's management shake-up
  • Sept 26: BLE gets a win on Via Rail in Canada
  • Sept 25: Historical marker dedicated in Pittsburgh to honor massacred strikers
  • Sept 12: SWCM offers hazardous materials training course
  • Sept 12: Monin to attend mobilization rally in Philadelphia Sept. 21
  • Sept 03: BLE's Train Dispatchers strike Norfolk Southern today

    August 1997

  • Aug 29: Monin releases contact names for FRA inspectors on UP investigation
  • Aug 27: FRA early findings reveal fatigue of engineers a serious concern on UP
  • Aug 26: BLE officially lends support to FRA during UP safety inspection
  • Aug 26: FRA launches system-wide inspection of Union Pacific
  • Aug 22: BLE Engineer Roy W. Adams killed in Ft. Worth collision
  • Aug 21: BMWE strike put on hold by PEB No. 234
  • Aug 11: UP/SP hiring certified locomotive engineers

    July 1997

  • July 23: BLE stops UTU raiding practices; UTU guilty of Article XX violations
  • July 23: Update: Wisconsin Central engineers select BLE
  • July 18: BLE wins representation rights for Wisconsin Central locomotive engineers
  • July 11: Canadian Director Gilles Hallé explains UTU take-over attempt in letter
  • July 10: FRA regulations regarding two-way end-of-train devices into effect July 1
  • June 25: Jim Ruddick new general chairman of BLE's Rail Traffic Controllers
  • June 02: Call for Aid to BLE family after tornado destroys home in Texas

    Operation Thanos Archives

  • July 23: Transcript of Lisa Orr Ketter, sister of deceased MARC Engineer Ricky Orr
  • June 30: AFL-CIO President John J. Sweeney speaks at BLE press conference
  • June 30: FRA responds to BLE call for emergency order on safety issues
  • June 26: Locomotive Engineers, AFL-CIO demand Emergency Order to save lives
  • June 25: Media Advisory for June 26 News Conference in Washington
  • June 12: Locomotive Engineers struck CSXT today over safety, deaths on job
  • May 21: In Denver, June 3--BLE President, National Mobilization Team to Rally
  • May 07: Transcript of Molly Howson, fiancée of deceased Wayne R. Kronberger
  • May 06: Brooks Woodward to be remembered this Saturday in So. Carolina
  • May 05: Transcript of Ann Shay, widow of Tom L. Shay
  • May 01: President Monin's comments at rail industry's headquarters
  • Apr 30: Transcript of Jimmy Newmoon Roybal, son of J. M. Roybal
  • Apr 29: BLE families, supporters­500 strong­marched in Washington
  • Apr 28: Surviving families of engineers killed on job speak to marchers today
  • Apr 27: Sensitive rail safety documents to be disclosed to public tomorrow
  • Apr 26: AFL-CIO leader Rich Trumka to be at BLE's "Operation Thanos"
  • Apr 22: Congressmen, labor leaders will join BLE's "Operation Thanos"
  • Apr 18: Media Advisory for April 28 "Operation Thanos"
  • Mar 26: BLE Operation Thanos speakers confirmed, include surviving families
  • Mar 26: UPDATE: Locomotive Engineers to march in Washington on April 28
  • Feb 27: CALL TO ACTION-BLE Operation Thanos Marches on April 28 in D.C.

    May 1997

  • May 20: BLE President to meet with Wisconsin Central engineers, conductors
  • May 15: BLE to support striking Detroit newspaper workers at June 20 rally
  • May 09: BLE boycotts Harriman Safety Award

    April 1997

  • Apr 30: Rail labor fights Occupational Disability cuts
  • Apr 24: UTU seeks to eliminate BLE with amendment to Bosnian bill in Congress
  • Apr 24: Letter to Congress from 13 unions protests UTU legislative maneuver
  • Apr 23: Federal Railroad Administration cites CSX Transportation for willful violations
  • Apr 18: BLE magazine now online!
  • Apr 16: LEGISLATIVE ALERT: Call now, oppose Railway Labor Act change!

    March 1997

  • Mar 31: BLE magazine to join monthly newsletter online: a Sneak Preview!
  • Mar 28: BLE's Express Network BBS to close May 1
  • Mar 27: TAX ALERT: If IRS denies credit for excess Tier 1 and 2 taxes paid
  • Mar 27: IMPORTANT REMINDER: Secretary-Treasurers must file by April 1
  • Mar 25: CALL TO ACTION-Tank Trucks may not stop at RR crossings!!
  • Mar 24: Arbitration Board renders $5 Certification Pay, Monin outraged

    February 1997

  • Feb 28: Whistleblower, Anti-Harassment Regulations in Effect on U.S. Railroads
  • Feb 14: BLE Washington Office Upgrade in Full Swing
  • Feb 12: BLE to Launch Pilot S-T Program for Electronic Filing
  • Feb 04: BLE's WWW Site is Nearing 100,000 Hits

    January 1997

  • Jan 30: Final Labor-Management Agreement on RRB Occupational Disability Released
  • Jan 28: RRB Member Recommends Adopting Occupational Disability Agreement
  • Jan 24: In Tucson,February 20--BLE President, National Mobilization Team to Rally
  • Jan 24: In El Paso, February 21--BLE President, National Mobilization Team to Rally
  • Jan 23: National Strike Averted with Rail Labor-Management Agreement Released Today
  • Jan 23: UPDATE Labor-Management Agreement on RRB Occupational Disability
  • Jan 22: Emergency MU Fuel-Cutoff Safety Bulletin issued by FRA
  • Jan 22: Text of U.S. DOT/FRA Safety Bulletin 97-1
  • Jan 21: 5:17 PM: BLE STRIKE ACTION CALLED OFF - See Jan 23 Flashes
  • Jan 20: JANUARY 22 STRIKE CALLED: Bower must be removed from RRB.
  • Jan 20: BLE leads way into 'National Movement' and AFL-CIO, as RLEA disbands
  • Jan 08: A CALL TO ACTION-For BLE Members and those with Disabilities
  • Jan 08: The Disability Issue: A Chronology of Events and the BLE's Position
  • Jan 06: BLE President Monin goes Online with Members January 23

    1996

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