Suit filed to void UTU-BLE merger vote

CLEVELAND, September 5 -- On August 30, 2001, three BLE members filed suit in federal court in Baltimore against BLE to void the UTU-BLE merger vote, also naming UTU as an interested party. Both BLE and UTU believe they have adequate defenses to the suit, and will respond vigorously by September 10, 2001, as ordered by the Court.

The Court has also ordered a very brief hearing on the suit's request for a preliminary injunction on September 14, 2001. Prior to that, the Court is requiring the three BLE members to show cause as to why Baltimore is a proper location for the suit by 4:00 p.m. today.


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September 5, 2001


2001 Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers