What's Inside
Volume 19 - Number 1
January 2005

In The Line of Duty: Christopher G. Seeling

Dedicated employee and honorary member, Betty A. Child

President Bush to nominate Jamison for FRA slot

Four Secretary- Treasurer Workshops planned for 2005

FRA denies UP request to inspect trains in Mexico

BLET announces long-term disability plan for NS members

LIRR under fire from BLET

GC Koonce: Clarifying UTU misinformation

The UTU is at it again

Freight Rail News Briefs

Coalition building: A message from IBT President Jim Hoffa

Advisory Board November 2004 Activity

Calendar & Events


Unions form historic bargaining coalition

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.

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Unions tell NMB: Reject plan to silence workers

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.

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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.

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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.

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