What's Inside
Volume 22 - Number 3
March 2008

United Health Care unveils GA-23111 changes; Open enrollment in April, May

George Newman reelected by acclamation in Mass.

Arlin Todd reelected by acclamation in Louisiana

BLET's Director of Research Dennis C. Simmerman, 1949-2008

In The Line of Duty: F.C. Phelps

Div. 385 organizes fundraiser for 4-year-old son of BLET member

2008 EUMA Registration

2008 SMA Registration

Register to vote in upcoming elections!!!

A message from Jim Hoffa, IBT General President

Advisory Board January 2008 Activity

Calendar & Events


BLET helps grant a special wish

Josh Mills had a day to remember on February 23, thanks to the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen and CSX.

Josh, 13, was made an "Honorary Locomotive Engineer" by the BLET and was given a behind the scenes tour of the CSX rail yard in Flint, Mich. He also enjoyed an authentic railroad lunch served in a vintage cook car and even got to meet a CSX railroad police officer along with his dog, Max.

Josh and his father Tony were extended these unique courtesies by CSX and the BLET in hopes of giving the family some special memories that will last a lifetime.

At just 13 years old, Josh has spent the last six months battling a cancerous brain tumor.

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Tentative contract at Amtrak

The BLET and Amtrak have reached tentative agreement covering 1,300 passenger engineers who operate trains over Amtrak's 21,000-mile, 46-state system.

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Hours of Service survey coming soon

Train and engine service employees will get a chance this spring to help their union and the Federal Railroad Administration better understand their work schedule-related fatigue issues. The Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen and the United Transportation Union are cooperating with the FRA in this project.

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Railroad Retirement annuitants must file income tax form to receive economic stimulus payments

Most taxpayers do not need to take any extra steps to receive these payments. However, some railroad retirement annuitants, social security beneficiaries, and recipients of certain veterans' benefits, who might not otherwise need to file a 2007 tax return, must do so to receive the stimulus payment. The return must show at least $3,000 in qualifying income.

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