Members to vote on merger
BLE members should now have in hand ballots to vote on the union's proposed
merger with the United Transportation Union, a merger that would create
the second-largest transportation union in the AFL-CIO.
On to the Senate!
By a 384-33 majority, the U.S. House of Representatives approved the
Railroad Retirement and Survivors' Act of 2001 on July 31.
It is now imperative that H.R. 1140's companion in the Senate, S. 697,
be the first order of business when Senators return from their recess on
BLE scores Indiana & Ohio
The Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers took a huge leap forward in organizing
the vast shortline industry on August 3 as workers on the Indiana &
Ohio Railroad, a subsidiary of shortline giant RailAmerica, selected the
BLE as their collective bargaining representative.