What's Inside
Volume 17 - Number 8
August 2003

List of communities enacting remote control safey resolutions continues to grow

BLE, Springfield Terminal/D&H reach five-year agreement

AFL-CIO plans to crack down 'aggressively' on unions that raid

Remember recent UTU history

Carrier income reports, 2nd quarter 2003

Photo recap, 76th annual SMA (part 1)

Photo recap, 76th annual SMA (part 2)

Labor condemns Bush Amtrak plan

Passenger rail news briefs (Amtrak & TCU reach deal; NTSB blames CSX tracks in Auto Train derailment)

Schwartz sworn in as new Retirement Board chairman

Railroad Retirement informational conferences

Deadlines draw near for 68th annual SWCM

Advisory Board June 2003 Activity

Calendar & Events


BLE Rail Traffic Controllers end strike

BLE-Rail Canada Traffic Controllers ratified a contract on August 5 with Canadian Pacific Railway, ending a seven week strike.

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BLE-IBT merger documents now available online

Documents governing the proposed BLE-Teamsters merger are now available in the members area of the BLE website, in line with Section 1(e)(2) of the BLE Constitution & Bylaws.

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BLE to conduct Town Hall Meetings on IBT merger

Over the next several weeks, the office of BLE First Vice-President Ed Rodzwicz will coordinate a series of Town Hall meetings to explain the proposed BLE-IBT merger.

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IBT-IBLE organizes another shortline

Persistence paid off again as the joint IBT-IBLE Rail Operating Employees' Council scored another shortline organizing victory, this time on the St. Lawrence & Atlantic Railroad (SL&A).

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