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Volume 19 - Number 5
May 2005

Rail Labor continues fight for Amtrak

Unity Conference boosts BLET, BMWED

New rail security bill introduced in U.S. House

BLET gets first contract at L&I shortline

BLET, PHL reach new contract agreement

Carrier income reports, 2005 first quarter

GIA Dialogue: Facing new frontiers

Opinion: UTU misrepresented BLET agreements during April 27 BNSF strike

Planning to work after retirement?

BLET News Briefs, Job Bank

IBT Disaster Relief Fund info

BLET News Briefs

Jim Hoffa: You gotta fight for your rights!

Advisory Board March 2005 Activity

Calendar & Events


RLBC seeks workforce stabilization

For years the rail carriers have been downsizing their work force and increasing the required hours for the remaining employees. This reduction has compromised the safety of our members and has put the safety of the public at risk. The RLBC proposal seeks to ensure an adequate number of employees on a rail line in relation to the growth in demand for its rail services.

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UTU seeks single-craft raid of BLET at UP

The United Transportation Union's petition for a single craft of operating employees at the Union Pacific Railroad is a reckless effort by a desperate union, said BLET National President Don Hahs on June 3.

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FRA issues final rule on locomotive horns

The Federal Railroad Administration published its Final Rule on the use of Locomotive Horns in the April 27 Federal Register.

Locomotive engineers need to be on the lookout for instructions from their railroad regarding compliance with the new regulation for sounding train horns.

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Q&A on new locomotive horn regulations

The following is a question and answer session with Grady Cothen, Deputy Associate Administrator for Safety Standards and Program Development at the Federal Railroad Administration. This Q&A is intended to help locomotive engineers understand the new regulations that go into effect June 25 regarding train horns and quiet zones.

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