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

© 1997-2019 Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen

 


Decertification Helpline
(216) 694-0240

Sign up for BLET
News Flash Alerts

DAILY HEADLINES

Derailed crude oil train cars in Saskatchewan leaked, ignited despite enhanced safety features
1.5 million liters of crude oil spilled in CP Rail derailment
Business CEOs throw support behind new NAFTA deal
Weekly U.S. coal carloads climb 6.7% on week
CEO optimism falls for 7th straight quarter: survey
Judge dismisses Hyndman derailment lawsuit against CSX
Trial launches for man accused in armed confrontation with BNSF train crew
Amtrak faces its next chapter as railroad nears 50th anniversary
Union Pacific EVP Whited sells $916,794 in company stock
KCS CFO Upchurch sells $151,650 in company stock
Cardinal ridership drops in W.Va., Sen. Manchin blames adverse Amtrak policies
Duluth leaders try to fire up Minnesota legislators on passenger rail to Minneapolis
RRB Q&A: Working after retirement
Get the latest labor news from the Teamsters

More Headlines