What's Inside
Volume 17 - Number 1
January 2003

Shreveport bans remote control trains

Marysville, Mich. passes remote control safety resolution

2003 BLE Scholarship Directory

Canadian Spotlight: Div. 898 honors Harry Home

En Français: Division 898 honore un des siens, Harry Home

News Briefs

Railroad Retirement annuity increases

IBT/BLE score organizing win

Early retirement plan increases lifetime maximum

Russian trade unionists meet with BLE

Make your reservations early for IWC-2003 in Sparks!

Update regarding possible $2000 death benefit

Advisory Board December 2002 Activity

Calendar & Events


BLE outraged at remote control decision

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.

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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.

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BLE files dissenting opinion on remoe control

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.

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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.

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