BLET, Congress blast Bush on rail
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.
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.
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.
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.