BLET responds to UTU President
BLET Editor's Note: The following is the text of a letter from BLET National
President Don M. Hahs to UTU President Paul Thompson.
Members of Congress focus on Rail
BLET and Teamster members joined members of Congress on June 21 to speak
out about the state of rail security in the nation at rallies across the
country. Among those holding press conferences or rallies were Congresswoman
Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) at Grand Central terminal in New York City and Congressman
Sherrod Brown (D-OH) at the Amtrak station in Akron, Ohio.
CSX seeking line sale/lease in
According to recent articles by the Associated Press and the Huntington
Dispatch, CSX Transportation has put up for bid or lease two major routes
in West Virginia and western Maryland, potentially affecting as many as
250 union jobs.
BLET short-term disability insurance
coming in October
As a result of the last national contract, many members of the BLET will
soon be able to take advantage of a short-term disability program obtained
by the National Division through MetLife.