BLE outraged at remote control
A decision issued on January 10 by Arbitrator Gil Vernon, Chairman of
Special Board of Adjustment No. 1141, opens the door to the nationwide operation
of unmanned remote control trains, a controversial practice that could compromise
safety and lead to widespread job losses.
BLE calls into question statements
made by UTU
After reviewing numerous inquiries from BLE members regarding the outcome
of the January 10 arbitration ruling on remote control, BLE International
President Don Hahs called into question certain statements made by UTU President
Byron Boyd in a UTU press release.
BLE files dissenting opinion on
On January 16, BLE President Don Hahs filed his dissent to Chairman Gil
Vernon's decision in the remote control arbitration case, Special Board
of Adjustment No. 1141.
BLE prepares membership survey
in Teamster merger proposal
The Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers is making final preparations to mail surveys to all of its members in the next 30 days regarding the proposed merger with the International Brotherhood of Teamsters.