Volume 12, Number 5 ­ May 1998

Page 1
'One organization?' -- BLE-UTU agree to explore creation of new, single union
BLE-UTU joint statement

Page 2
BLE flag marks union's 135th anniversary

Page 3
Fatal crash prompts BLE action before FRA
Local Chairmen urged to register now for July training workshop

Page 4, Canadian Spotlight
BLE saves 250 conductor jobs on Via Rail
Via Rail president resigns

Page 5
Union Pacific -- Mobilizing for a solution
BLE members outline three key contract issues
Monin invites UP President Davis to closed meeting

Page 6
Dr. Reese fights for BLE members
BLE Briefs
BLE endorses benefit program for members -- Strategic Initiative Checklist
BLE attends Union Trade show

Page 7
The truth behind California's Proposition 226

Page 8
Safety Task Force probes fatal train-bus collision
BLE Calendar
BLE Advisory Board March Activity


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