Strategic planning sessions to include General Chairmen, State Legislative Board Chairmen

The National Division of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen (BLET) will hold strategic planning sessions with all General Chairmen and all State Legislative Board Chairmen in the coming months.

The General Chairmen's meeting will be in Las Vegas on April 15-16. The State Legislative Board Chairmen's meeting will also be in Las Vegas during the week of May 17, which will coincide with the IBT's Unity Conference.

The meetings will focus on the organization's approach for collective bargaining, the new Trainmen Department within the BLET, remote control operations, railroad security, campaign issues, fatigue and safety, and other pertinent issues

"Meetings of this type are extremely important," BLET National President Don Hahs said. "They will help us to plot the organizaton's current and future direction under the newly established Rail Conference of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters."


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