What's Inside
Volume 15 - Number 5
May 2001

BLE, UTU, BNSF create Executive Safety Committee to resolve issues

BLE disputes NTSB conclusion of 'crew error' in Conrail fatality

BLE supports shortline rail infrastructure bill

FRA issues Safety Advisory for angle cocks

Program to collect near-hit info at grade crossings

Carriers report first quarter income

Locomotive Engineer rate tables, effective July 1, 2001

Industry news briefs

Canadian Spotlight: BLE helps secure pension improvements for CN workers

Canadian Spotlight: En Francias

EUMA 2001 Registration

Advisory Board April Activity

Calendar & Events


Support grows for H.R. 1140, S. 697

BLE International President Edward Dubroski met with top GIA officers this month at the BLE's National Legislative Offices in Washington, D.C., to coordinate lobbying efforts for the Railroad Retirement & Survivors' Improvement Act of 2001.

President Dubroski met with GIA officers Mabel Grotzinger, GIA First Vice-President, and Becky B. Schneider, GIA 2nd Vice-President & National Legislative Representative

Complete Story

Target List on non-cosponsors

As this issue of The Locomotive Engineer Newsletter went to press on May 15, there were 356 co-sponsors in the House and 60 in the Senate for the Railroad Retirement and Survivors' Improvement Act of 2001.

Please review the following target list of the 40 Senators and 77 Representatives who are still not supporting S. 697 and H.R. 1140, respectively. Members can call the Capitol switchboard at (202) 224-3121.

Complete Story

138 years and going strong

The Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers marked its 138th anniversary on May 8 in the midst of a four-year growth streak.

North America's senior labor organization, the BLE was founded as the Brotherhood of the Footboard on May 8, 1863, in Marshall, Mich. Union leaders changed the name of the organization one year later to the current title.

Complete Story


View Newsletter in Adobe PDF format