BLE, Teamsters move ahead

Announce appointments to joint committees to draft Merger Agreement

The Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and the International Brotherhood of Teamsters announced on September 6 the appointment of four joint committees charged with the task of drafting a Merger Agreement for the two organizations.

As previously announced, BLE International President Don M. Hahs and Teamsters President James P. Hoffa will serve as co-chairmen of the Merger Committee, which has oversight of four subcommittees covering constitution and bylaws, legislative, finance, and Canada.

It is anticipated that dates for committee meetings will be set at the joint BLE Advisory Board/IBT General Executive Board meeting on Oct. 3.

The work of the joint committees will be completed in six months. At that time, a Merger Agreement will go to each organization for approval according to each organization's Constitutional requirements. Staff from both Unions will assist in the process as necessary.

The subcommittee members are as follows:











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