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BLET to conduct virtual training for Secretary-Treasurers

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio, December 8 — The BLET Education and Training Department will conduct two virtual training classes for Division Secretary-Treasurers via Zoom from the BLET National Division headquarters in Independence, Ohio. Classes will be held December 14-16, 2021, and January 4-6, 2022.

Registration for the classes is available to Division Secretary-Treasurers on a first come, first serve basis. Available slots are limited to 20 for each class, so those who are interested should register as soon as possible. You must register online through the BLET website at:

December 14-16, 2021 – 10AM – 5PM Eastern

January 4-6, 2022 - 10AM – 5PM Eastern

Once you register you will receive a confirmation email in the following days which will include the link you will need to use to participate.

Secretary-Treasurers will receive training in a number of areas, including how to use the BLET National Division’s UnionTrack reporting system for membership reporting, OLMS tax compliance tips, Division Trustee reporting, and computer skills (Word, Excel, search engines, etc.). During the three-day sessions, members will also learn proper record keeping techniques, minute-taking, and methods for filing various Department of Labor and Railroad Retirement reports. The class will also focus on filing Internal Revenue Service Federal tax reports such as CT-1, 941, W-2, W-3, and W-4, and a focus on essential items such as 990 authorizations, bonding, check registers, banking, and other related items. A goal for our instructors is to do everything they can to make the Secretary Treasurer’s job as easy as it can be.

Class instructors and guest speakers will include: Dennis R. Pierce, BLET National President; James P. Louis, Vice President and Department Head of Education and Training; Megan Mead, Director of the Record and Compliance Departments; Walt Schmidt, Director of Online Services; and Jason Wright, Special Representative and Director of Education and Training.

For more information contact Jason Wright at 216-241-2630 ext. 247 or by email at wright@ble-t.org.

Wednesday, December 8, 2021

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