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Volume 15 - Number 7
July 2001

DC Feedback: Efficiency testing

Non-delegate hotel registration form, 7th Quinquennial Convention

Photo recap, Southeastern Meeting Association

Photo recap II, Southeastern Meeting Association

Divisions must be 'square on the books' to seat delegates

Industry news briefs

A widow's story

Pre-Registration form, 66th Annual Southwestern Convention Meeting

Documentary seeks input from retired engineers

Advisory Board June Activity

Calendar & Events


Members to vote on merger

Leaders of the two unions representing railroad operating and other transportation employees in the U.S. and Canada -- the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers (BLE) and the United Transportation Union (UTU) -- announced on July 23 that agreement has been reached to merge their unions, subject to ratification by each union's membership. In a telephone conference call Sunday afternoon, the BLE's Advisory Board authorized the union to submit the proposal to the membership.

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Get out the vote on H.R. 1140!

As this issue of the Newsletter was going to press, it was announced that the U.S. House of Representatives may schedule a floor vote on H.R. 1140 as early as July 30 or 31.

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Committee revises nomination process

A committee appointed by BLE President Edward Dubroski has issued recommendations to reform the process by which candidates are nominated for International office, as required by Section 14.3 - Ritual of the BLE Constitution & Bylaws.

In essence, the two-page recommendation reforms and standardizes the caucus process that takes place every five years during the union's International conventions.

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