7061 East Pleasant Valley Road, Independence, Ohio 44131 • (216) 241-2630 / Fax: (216) 241-6516

Membership
Benefits
News and Issues
Departments
Information
Secretary-Treasurer
Merchandise
Communications
FELA
Events
Links
User Info

Hailed a hero, homeless man who found bombs by New Jersey train station gets apartment, job prospects

(Source: Washington Post, September 24, 2016)

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Lee Parker needed a backpack for a job interview the next day. He had been homeless for several years and carried his few possessions in a plastic bag. So when he and a friend came across a new backpack sitting atop a garbage can next to the Elizabeth, N.J., train station last Sunday night, it was like divine intervention. He picked it up and they walked a bit. It was only when he looked inside that he saw a maze of wires hooked up to makeshift pipe bombs.

Full story: Washington Post

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Like us on Facebook at
Facebook.com/BLETNational

Sign up for BLET News Flash Alerts

© 1997-2020 Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen

 


Decertification Helpline
(216) 694-0240

National Negotiations

Sign up for BLET
News Flash Alerts

DAILY HEADLINES

CSX announces Q3 2020 results, authorizes additional $5 billion share buyback
Lower revenue dents CSX’s Q3 2020 profit
Class I September employment down from August count
Amtrak urged to not reduce Empire Builder service
At Senate hearing, Amtrak CEO pleads for federal funding as COVID-19 decimates ridership
Wabtec to reduce headcount at Erie plant as rail industry copes with lower volumes
CN won’t “chop, chop, chop” to drive efficiency, CEO says
After protests, NJ Transit makes major change to plan for controversial power plant
Railroad Unemployment and Sickness Benefits will see slight decrease in new sequestration reduction rate
Get the latest labor news from the Teamsters

More Headlines