Volume 11, Number 8 -- August 1997

Page 1
BLE Organizes six Wisconsin Central divisions
Teamsters end strike
BLE wage/rule panel hits early roadblocks

Page 2, Capitol Briefs
BLE's Washington D.C. office moves
Amtrak funding gets victory in the Senate

Page 3, Mobilization Report
Mobilization organizing event held in Arkansas
Via Rail organized, mobilized in Toronto

Page 4, Canadian Spotlight
BLE engineers sign new agreement with CP Railway
Frequently asked questions about the new agreement

Page 5
Missouri Supreme Court stops Union Pacific's engineer harassment
CSX North, West re-elect General Chairmen
New videos from the BLE Education & Training Dept.
BLE Job Bank -- Union Pacific, CP Railway hiring certified locomotive engineers
Advisory Board July Activity Report

Page 6, BLE Senior Report
Railroad retirement system maintains financial stability
RRB Q&A Part III: children, widows may be eligible for benefits

Page 7
Conrail BLErs rally with Detroit newspaper strikers
Heavy rains, flash flooding causes Amtrak derailment in Arizona
AFL-CIO International convention set for September 22

Page 8
1997 SWCM offers one day haz-mat training class
1998 IWC planned for Tucson, May 26-30
BLE Calendar


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