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Volume 20 - Number 7
July 2006

Protecting rail workers from nuclear threat

BLET mourns delegate killed traveling to convention

Railroad security a hot topic at First Quadrennial

Legislative efforts seek to boost rail security on state level

Goodbye GIA, hello BLET- Auxiliary

Convention Committees

Teamsters condemn carriers' dangerous negotiating stance with UTU

List of BLET officers

Election Supervisor's report to IBT Members

A message from IBT General President Jim Hoffa

Advisory Board June 2006 Activity

Calendar & Events


Don Hahs reelected National President

Delegates attending the BLET's First Quadrennial Convention reelected Don Hahs as National President of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen on June 21.

He is the first incumbent president to win reelection since BLE delegates reelected John Sytsma in 1981.

In addition, First Vice-President Ed Rodzwicz and National Secretary-Treasurer Bill Walpert were reelected by acclamation to four-year terms.

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New Advisory Board conducts first meeting

Members of the BLET's Advisory Board conducted their first meeting on June 23 in Las Vegas. The BLET's top officers discussed a variety of sensitive issues relevant to the immediate success and future growth of the Brotherhood.

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Delegates seek to eliminate seniority maintentance fees

Delegates attending the BLET's First Quadrennial Convention in Las Vegas adopted a resolution that provides a vehicle to eliminate seniority maintenance and retention fees where they exist.

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Hoffa rails against single-person trains

General President Hoffa addressed more than 500 BLET delegates regarding a variety of topics, including the BLET's organizing success, the Rail Conference's agenda to improve national rail security, Amtrak funding, and the threat of single-person train operations.

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