Volume 16 - Number 3
The Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers' Advisory Board unanimously approved a motion on February 26 that allows the BLE's Executive Committee to explore a possible merger or affiliation with the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, in accordance with Section 1(e) of the BLE Constitution & Bylaws.
Following the February 27 announcement that the BLE Advisory Board had unanimously voted to explore mutually beneficial relations with the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, Section 1(e) of the BLE Constitution & Bylaws will come into play and govern the proposed merger/affiliation process.
Are the carriers obligated to assign remote control operations to locomotive engineers?
This is the question the BLE is preparing to submit for arbitration.
The BLE National Wage Committee met with the National Carriers' Conference Committee on February 27 and 28, resuming the negotiations on a national agreement.