What's Inside
Volume 16 - Number 4
April 2002

Negotiations with NCCC continue

BLE General Chairmen respond to BNSF remote control statements

Pierce circulates remote control response on BNSF

Editorial: Why I belong to the BLE

BLE scores another legislative win in Pa.

Ertman helps members on KCS

BLE display popular at AFL-CIO Union Industries Trade Show

Space remains for West Coast Local Chairman workshop

BLE leaders discuss remotes at Western General Chairmen's meeting

Benefits under Railroad Retirement, Social Security

Engineers asked to sound horns on Memorial Day

President's statement on Workers' Memorial Day

NTSB investigates Auto Train wreck

Members encouraged to register for TTD online newsletter

SMA, IWC pre-registration forms

Advisory Board April 2002 Activity

Calendar & Events


Teamsters, 20 BLE Divisions participate in informational picketing at Union Pacific

Members representing 20 Divisions of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers (BLE), along with members of Teamsters Local 222, conducted informational picketing on April 19 in Salt Lake City to educate shareholders of the Union Pacific Railroad (UP) about the potential dangers of using non-qualified workers to operate remote control locomotives in the railroad industry.

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Picketing targets BNSF execs, shareholders

Members of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers protested the implementation of remote control locomotives at a meeting of Burlington Northern Santa Fe's shareholders in Fort Worth, Texas.

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Seven remote control incidents documented since mid-March

A collision between a standing Union Pacific freight train and a remote controlled locomotive in Hinkle, Ore., is the most recent of seven accidents involving remote control technology in the past month.

The United Transportation Union has reported that its own members are to blame for these incidents, and not remote control technology.

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BLE, Teamsters resume discussions

Leaders of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and International Brotherhood of Teamsters continued discussions regarding a merger or affiliation in Las Vegas during the first week of May.

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