What's Inside
Volume 16 - Number 6
June 2002

BLE joins 'rally for rail' to save Amtrak

Seven BLE State Legislative Board Chairmen elected

BLE helps design engineer- friendly cabs at NJT

In The Line of Duth: Brother G.D. Shelby

Rail carriers' quarterly income reports

Disability annuities for railroad employees

Industry news briefs

Amtrak needs emergency funds to continue operation

EUMA golf and registration forms

BLE Code of Compliance

Advisory Board May 2002 Activity

Calendar & Events


Union Pacific GCofAs file remote control lawsuit

In a lawsuit filed on May 15 in the U.S. District Court of Colorado, the General Committees of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers (BLE) representing Engineers on the Union Pacific Railroad (UP) filed for injunctive relief to prohibit UP from operating remote controlled locomotives without trained and certified Locomotive Engineers.

Complete Story

Teamsters, TTD ask NMB to dismiss UTU application

The International Brotherhood of Teamsters (IBT) and the AFL-CIO's Transportation Trades Department (TTD) filed a joint submission requesting that the National Mediation Board (NMB) dismiss the United Transportation Union's (UTU) efforts to create a combined craft of "train and engine service employees" on the Kansas City Southern Railway (KCS).

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BLE clarifies UTU remote control spin

In response to the continuing disinformation from the United Transportation Union's propaganda machine, the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers' Executive Committee has issued a letter to the union's Advisory Board and its General Chairmen which sets the record straight regarding the recent history of remote control technology.

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Anti-remote control billboard disappears

Remote control technology has caused 60 locomotive engineer jobs to disappear nationwide since the beginning of 2002 -- and now it has caused a billboard to disappear.

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