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Volume 20 - Number 2
February 2006

Labor beats back asbestos bill

2006 BLET Delegate List

Election Supervisor's Third Report to BLET Members

Meany Center announces 2006 hazmat workshops

ATDA files to represent UP dispatchers

GIA Dialogue: Mobilization

Full house for ST Workshop in Cleveland

Last Runs

A message from Teamsters President Jim Hoffa

Advisory Board December 2005 Activity

Calendar & Events


Rail Labor to resume bargaining with carriers

Late on February 13, the National Carriers Conference Committee (NCCC) withdrew its request for release from mediation, representing a victory for BLET members and all of Rail Labor.

Withdrawing the request means that the NCCC has agreed to continue bargaining with Rail Labor as opposed to seeking a forced agreement through Congress via a Presidential Emergency Board.

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Protecting jobs, safety & Railroad Retirement

Setting past differences aside, the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen (BLET) and the United Transportation Union (UTU) have agreed to work together on a joint campaign to ensure a successful outcome to the current round of collective bargaining.

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BLET, UTU warn of rail safety concerns

Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen (BLET) President Don M. Hahs and United Transportation Union (UTU) President Paul C. Thompson issued the following outline describing joint concerns over railroad attempts to compromise public safety and security by reducing crew size on the nation's railroads.

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Labor wins first round in FMLA court battle

Rail Labor secured a major court victory for its members in a decision released by the U.S. District Court in Chicago on January 3 regarding the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA).

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