What's Inside
Volume 18 - Number 5
July 2004

UTU is at it again, seeking backdoor takeover of BLET

In the Line of Duty: Dennis Vinson

In the Line of Duty: Heath Pape

Three General Chairmen win reelection bids

Pine Bluff remote control wreck reinforces BLET's safety concerns

Montana State Legislative Board marks 100th anniversary

IC&E workers rally for dignity, respect and first contract

EUMA 2004 registration information

Important advisory to all active members

BLET/IBT conducts collective bargaining survey

New FRA rule proposal targets hearing loss in train crews

SWCM registration information

Advisory Board May 2004 Activity

Calendar & Events


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.

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Members of Congress focus on Rail Security Day

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.

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CSX seeking line sale/lease in West Virginia

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.

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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.

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