What's Inside
Volume 21 - Number 4
April 2007

Last Runs and Honor Rolls

Rail carrier income reports

Railroad Retirement and age reductions

BLET Auxiliary Update

Walt Disney World to host 80th annual SMA

Tacoma, Wash. to host 67th annual IWC

A message from Teamsters General President Jim Hoffa

Advisory Board March 2007 Activity

Calendar & Events


Release of tentative national contract on hold

As this issue of the Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen News goes to press, release of the BLET's tentative national contract has been delayed pending resolution of two outstanding issues.

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Members asked to spread the 'limbo time' message

BLET members are encouraged to contact their members of Congress and urge them to include provisions to eliminate limbo time in any rail safety legislation that is introduced in the coming term.

The BLET and its allies in Rail Labor have been lobbying behind the scenes on this issue and believe that introduction of rail safety legislation is imminent.

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House of Representatives OKs rail security bill

The U.S. House of Representatives passed the Rail and Public Transportation Security Act, H.R. 1401, on March 27. The legislation passed by a vote of 299-124.

The legislation gives the Department of Homeland Security $7.3 billion over four years to assess risks, train workers and secure tunnels for roads and railways. The Senate earlier this month attached a similar $4 billion measure to broader legislation aimed at carrying out the recommendations of the Sept. 11 Commission.

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Support the BLET-PAC!

Money from the BLET-PAC is used to help in the fight on Capitol Hill for issues that impact your job, your family and your future!

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