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.
Teamsters, other AFL-CIO affiliates
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
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.
Discussions on remote control
Are the carriers obligated to assign remote control operations to locomotive
This is the question the BLE is preparing to submit for arbitration.