What's Inside
Volume 20 - Number 5
May 2006

Brotherhood obituaries

Change to Win's 'Make Work Pay!'

Editorial: Bearding the lion

Hanely new Ohio State Legislative Board Chair

Michel reelected Legislative Chair in N.J.

Kelley new Missouri State Legislative Chairman

California Legislative Board relects Tim Smith

GIA Dialogue

Sales of 'Main Line Cooking' to benefit GIA

BLET, UTU join in support of N.Y. legislation

RRB issuing statements of service, form BA-6

BLET considers 'one member, one vote' plan

Pattern agreement unfair for BLET members at LIRR

Election Supervisor's Sixth Report to BLET Members

A message from IBT General President Jim Hoffa

Advisory Board March 2006 Activity

Calendar & Events


BLET organizes Montreal, Maine & Atlantic

The Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen won its second shortline organizing victory of 2006 today as approximately 70 workers at the Maine, Montreal & Atlantic Railway (MMA) voted in favor of BLET representation.

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Huron & Eastern workers vote BLET

Approximately 30 operating employees at the Huron & Eastern Railroad, a subsidiary of RailAmerica, selected the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen as their designated collective bargaining representative on May 11.

It is the third organizing victory for the BLET thus far in 2006.

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New England Central members OK contract

BLET members have approved a new four-year collective bargaining agreement with the New England Central Railroad (NECR).

The agreement provides wage increases of 12 percent over the life of the contract and improved work rules and discipline procedures. About 50 members approved the new contract by a 2-to-1 margin.

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Radioactive rail shipments to increase

According to the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), the number of rail shipments involving radioactive materials is expected to increase in coming years. Beginning as early as 2007, the DOE is expected to begin a 38-year project to transport spent nuclear fuel and high level radioactive waste from DOE sites to storage and disposal facilities. With the increase in rail shipments comes the increased risk for rail incidents involving radioactive material.

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