What's Inside
Volume 16 - Number 1
February 2002

Resolution of TTD's Rail Labor Division, AFL-CIO

Amtrak Reform Council recommends dismantling of Amtrak

Amtrak Reform Council issues report over Labor's objections

Amtrak to layoff 1,000, cut long distance routes

BLE gains exclusive right to attend apprentice engineer training classes

Railroad Retirement benefit changes

No change in federal income tax provisions

Railroad Retirement questions??

NTSB says truck driver in 1999 Amtrak collision 'impaired by fatigue'

Carrier income statements

Quick-thinking train crew averts potential disaster

BLE strikes RailAmerica shortline in Nova Scotia

Meany Center offers hazmat training

Advisory Board January 2002 Activity

Calendar & Events


BLE ready to defend crafts

The BLE's Advisory Board passed a motion on January 31 that will suspend the temporary dues assessment after two months of implementation.

BLE members will be assessed the additional $25 for March and April only.

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Teamsters, other AFL-CIO affiliates support BLE

Since the January issue of the Locomotive Engineer Newsletter went to press, the BLE International Division has continued to receive support from various AFL-CIO bodies and affiliates, including the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, in its struggle to thwart raiding attempts by the United Transportation Union.

The Rail Labor Division of the AFL-CIO's Transportation Trades Department passed a resolution in early February, which would prevent unions such as the UTU from rejoining the AFL-CIO for a period of five years.

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Discussions on remote control arbitration ongoing

Are the carriers obligated to assign remote control operations to locomotive engineers?

This is the question the BLE is preparing to submit for arbitration.

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