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

News and Issues
User Info

UP-Western Line members urged to vote YES on Tentative National Agreement

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio, November 18 — The following is a statement by retired General Chairman Bill Hannah, Union Pacific-Western Lines GCA, encouraging members to vote in favor of the Tentative National Agreement.

# # #

I commend President Pierce and his National Bargaining Team on the proposed tentative agreement. Never in my 46-year career have I ever supported a National Agreement before because of the give-backs contained in those agreements. There are no give backs proposed here and the thoughts of a PEB scare the hell out of me. During my career I saw great work rules obtained under Brother Pruitt when he was Genera Chairman. I also was able to gain additional beneficial work rules and overtime. The Carrier’s last proposal would gut the UP West Agreement and would be extremely costly for all UP Engineers. I suggest our Brothers and Sisters stop reading the vile garbage posted on some social media sites and get behind our National Team and their efforts to get this agreement ratified. That garbage says “you have nothing to lose.” You have a lot to lose at any PEB; especially a Republican PEB. I strongly suggest our members ratify this proposed agreement.

D.W. Hannah
General Chairman (Retired October 1, 2017)
UP Western Lines

Saturday, November 18, 2017

Like us on Facebook at

Sign up for BLET News Flash Alerts

© 1997-2021 Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen


Decertification Helpline
(216) 694-0240

National Negotiations

Sign up for BLET
News Flash Alerts


Freight railroads support bottleneck relief at port terminals
Railroad venture boosts number of oil trains in Minnesota
Amtrak workers worried about safety call for change on the rails
Amtrak employees lobby to receive protections similar to airline workers
TSB: CN, CP not to blame for Lytton fire
Amtrak back on track from Sacramento to Bakersfield after COVID hiatus
Q&A: Railroad Retirement spouse benefits
Get the latest labor news from the Teamsters

More Headlines