What's Inside
Volume 19 - Number 8
August 2005

BLET sets the record straight on UTU spin doctoring

Would anyone be proud of UTU?

Carrier quarterly income statements

GIA Dialogue: Get involved!

Explaining Railroad Retirement age reductions

EUMA photo recap, 1 of 2

EUMA photo recap, 2 of 2

A message from IBT President Jim Hoffa

Advisory Board June 2005 Activity

Calendar & Events


BLET releases RCO hazard study

Major U.S. railroad corporations should no longer be permitted to operate remote control locomotives free from regulatory oversight by the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA).

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BLET engineers, trainmen OK strong contract with Utah Railway

Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen represented by the BLET ratified a new contract with the Utah Railway on July 29.

The five-year deal calls for a 15 percent general wage increase over the life of the contract. Additional fringe benefits could boost overall earnings slightly higher to approximately 18 percent.

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Inexperience a factor again in RCO crash

A serious remote control-related train wreck took place at the General Motors plant in Shreveport, La., on July 23, just one week after the technology was implemented at that location.

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UTU seeks sell-out of BNSF yard engineers in Washington, Oregon

Once again showing its willingness to sell out operating crafts, leadership of the United Transportation Union has proposed eliminating locomotive engineer jobs on BNSF Railway lines in Washington and Oregon.

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