What's Inside
Volume 18 - Number 3
May 2004

Houston, San Francisco pass RCO safety resolutions

Passenger Rail News Briefs

Railroad Retirement News

Rail workers' anti-terrorism efforts aided by Senate action

New BLET merchandise available

A message from IBT General President James P. Hoffa

Government, industry lax on rail security, AFL-CIO tells Congress

SMA 2004 registration information

IWC 2004 registration information

Advisory Board March 2004 Activity

Calendar & Events


BLET calls for corporate reform at UP

Roughly 19 million shares (9.5% of voting shares) were cast in support of a Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen (BLET) shareholder proposal at the Union Pacific Corporation's annual shareholders meeting in Salt Lake City in mid-April.

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BLET lauds Congressman Capuano for support of railroad safety, security

The Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen (BLET), a division of the Teamsters Rail Conference, applauded Congressman Mike Capuano (D-MA) for making a statement of record in support of improved railroad safety and security measures regarding remote control locomotives.

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BLET continues fight for remote control safety

Leadership of the United Transportation Union reinforced their reputation as a "company union" by jointly lobbying with rail carriers to block the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen's (BLET) efforts to improve the safety and security of remote control train operations.

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SOFA group issues safety statistics; 126 switching deaths sincw 1992

The tragic March 11 terrorist attack in Madrid on commuter rail lines must serve as a wake-up call to the United States regarding railroad security.

The railroads are not only potentially dangerous to the traveling public but also to communities across the country. Our nation's railroads, the largest carriers of hazardous materials, continue to route through-shipments of highly hazardous industrial chemical cargoes, such as liquefied chlorine, through dense urban cores of even the most vulnerable and visible High Threat Target Cities.

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