First Quadrennial Convention begins
More than 500 delegates will convene in Las Vegas from June 19-22, 2006,
for the First Quadrennial Convention of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers
The delegates represent more than 53,000 locomotive engineers and trainmen
throughout the United States. The delegates are charged with electing the
Brotherhood's leaders for the next four years and voting on approximately
50 different resolutions and other changes to the Brotherhood's constitution
'Pac Man' drums up a ton of support
Dave Dugger is the BLET's Pac-Man.
While not as famous as the computerized Pac-Man that starred in the classic
1980s arcade game, the BLET's Pac-Man has earned recognition for signing
up a significant number of members to support the BLET-Pac fund.
Brother Dugger owns the distinction of signing-up 65 new BLET-PAC contributors
in a 65-day stretch.
BLET, MRL reach 5-year tentative
The Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen reached a tentative
contract agreement with the Montana Rail Link (MRL) on May 19 that applies
to approximately 400 BLET-represented operating employees.
Worthington new Utah State Legislative
Jeff Worthington was elected as the new Chairman of the Utah State Legislative
Board at their Quadrennial meeting in Salt Lake City on May 19.
Chairman Worthington is a member of BLET Division 846 in Salt Lake City,
Utah, and a Union Pacific engineer. He has been a BLET member since 1989.