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Volume 16 - Number 4
April 2002

BLE ratifies deal with CN's Wisconsin Central division

BLE measure would improve Pa. rail safety

News briefs

Date change announced for 2002 EUMA

BLE to conduct local chairman workshops

Sweeney to Boyd: 'Reaffiliation jeopardized'

Hahs responds to criticism from CSX Vice-President Crown

In the Line of Duty: C.B. Smith

NTSB issues safety recommendation to CSXT

RRB announces financing changes

Compensated employment effects retroactivity of disability annuities

RRB schedules 2002 informational conferences

RRB announces reminders for 2002

BLE ends strike, ratifies contract with CB&CNS

BNSF safety agreement out for ratification

Advisory Board March 2002 Activity

Calendar & Events


Engineers picket CSXT

For two days in March, members of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers conducted informational picketing against CSX Transportation along the route of a special train carrying the railroad's Board of Directors from New Orleans to Nashville.

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BLE files lawsuit over remote control

The lawsuit, filed on March 22 in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, claims that Secretary of Transportation Norman Mineta and Federal Railroad Administrator (FRA) Allan Rutter have not lived up to their responsibilities in administering the Federal Railroad Safety Act of 1970, and the Locomotive Inspection Act, which regulates interstate commerce and safety in the railroad industry.

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ID to create Passenger Service Department

International President Don M. Hahs announced in early April that the BLE is in the process of establishing a Passenger/ Commuter Service Department to improve the services it provides to all passenger railroad general committees of adjustment.

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Teamsters, BLE meet again

Members of the BLE's Executive Committee will meet with members of the Teamsters General Executive Board in early April to discuss the proposed merger or affiliation of the two unions.

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