What's Inside
Volume 20 - Number 3
March 2006

BLET helps members get back to work at KCS

GIA Dialogue

New monthly audit form developed by Education & Training Dept

DOL changes LM-30 deadline to May 15

FRA names Strang to safety post

Designated Legal Counsel

Railroad Retirement News: Credit for military service

Passenger rail update: Septa

Election Supervisor's Fifth Report

A message Jim Hoffa

2006 RRB Info. Conferences

Advisory Board Feb. 2006 Activity

Calendar & Events


BLET, Congress blast Bush on rail security

The Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen (BLET) and members of the U.S. House of Representatives expressed outrage over the Department of Homeland Security's announcement on March 31 that it was issuing voluntary security guidelines -- as opposed to mandatory regulations -- for railroad companies that transport the most hazardous chemicals in the United States.

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NMB backs BLET on election interference

The National Mediation Board (NMB) is conducting a second representation election at the Stillwater Central Railroad after ruling that the carrier violated the Railway Labor Act by improperly influencing workers during the original election process.

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Divisions must be 'square on the books' to seat delegates at upcoming Quadrennial Convention

With the upcoming First Quadrennial Convention of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen scheduled for June 19-22, all BLET Divisions are reminded that their secretary-treasurers must file their monthly dues reports in a timely fashion in order to seat their delegates at the convention.

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BLET member is BNSF's Safety Employee of the Year

Duane C. Wetsch, a member of BLET Division 195 in Forsyth, Mont., was recently named Safety Employee of the Year by employees in BNSF Railway's Yellowstone Safety Team.

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