Unions form historic bargaining
On January 3, for the first time in two decades, seven major railroad
unions have joined together in the creation of the "Rail Labor Bargaining
Coalition" to coordinate upcoming contract negotiations with the rail
carriers. The seven unions of the coalition represent nearly 85,000 rail
workers from American railroad corporations. The Coalition will develop
a coordinated contract negotiating strategy and each individual union will
not sign off on any tentative agreements with the rail carriers until all
the coalition members concur.
Unions tell NMB: Reject plan to
A railroad industry proposal, which enjoys the support of key Bush appointees,
was condemned on January 11 by transportation labor unions who said it would
suppress rail workers from speaking out on issues of working conditions,
safety, and pay.
BLET organizes New Orleans shortline
Workers at the New Orleans and Gulf Coast Railway (NOGCR) have selected
the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen as their designated
collective bargaining representative.
2005 BLET Scholarship Directory
The BLET National Division is pleased to release its 2005 Scholarship
Directory to assist the families of BLET members in obtaining their goals
of higher education.