2006: A year in review
The year 2006 was an eventful and successful year for the Brotherhood
of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen.
BLET, GTW reach five year tentative
The BLET's Grand Trunk Western General Committee of Adjustment has reached
a tentative five year contract with CN. Ballots were mailed on December
6. Outcome of the membership vote will be available after ballots are returned
on January 15.
BLET backs rail security legislation
On January 4, U.S. Senators Daniel Inouye (D-HI), Ted Stevens (R-AK)
and Frank Lautenberg (D-N.J.), along with 11 other cosponsors introduced
S.184, the Surface Transportation and Rail Security Act of 2007 (STARS Act).
TSA introduces 'inadequate' rail
Proposed railroad security rules issued by the Transportation Security
Administration (TSA) in December ignore necessary employee training and
lack whistleblower protections for employees - major reasons why the BLET
has called the new rules inadequate.