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Volume 15 - Number 8
August 2001

DC Feedback: Handrail chain requirements

Members attend legislative training session in Cleveland

News Briefs

Two BLE officers receive labor degrees

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

Canadian Spotlight: Engineers plead for action on fatigue

Canadian Spotlight: En Francias

BLE Senior Report: Importance of a 'current connection'

2001 RRB Informational Conferences

House voting results for H.R. 1140

Advisory Board July Activity

Calendar & Events


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.

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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 September 4.

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BLE scores Indiana & Ohio organizing victory

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.

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