What's Inside
Volume 19 - Number 9
September 2005

RRB update: 9,000 rail workers impacted by Katrina

In The Line of Duty: G.Y. Bailey

BLET, TCRC set the record straight at Via Rail

GIA Dialogue: Get educated!

Important prescription drug notice for retirees

Supplemental health care plan for railroaders

BLET continues to seek input on Human Factors/ Circadian Rhythms questionnaire

FRA launches Confidential Close Call Reporting System

Advanced Local Chairman Workshop, Nov. 6-12

Railroad Retirement and deemed service month credits

2005 RRB Informational Conferences

IWC photo recap, 1 of 2

IWC photo recap, 2 of 2

A message from Teamsters President Jim Hoffa

Advisory Board July 2005 Activity

Calendar & Events


Shedding light on dark territory

For the second time in less than nine months, the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen has lost a member to an accident that occurred in dark territory.

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Teamsters Disaster Relief Fund ready to assist members affected by Hurricane Katrina

Hurricane Katrina plowed through Southern states, particularly Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama, and leaving billions of dollars of destruction in its wake. Countless families have been left badly in need of shelter, clothing, clean water and other supplies. The Teamsters Disaster Relief Fund is specifically designed to assist members who have suffered a loss in natural disasters, and will be working to help members affected by this hurricane.

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Relief Fund established for BLET Southern Region members

Members of the BLET's Grand International Auxiliary (GIA) in the Houston area have established a Southern Region BLET General Committee Relief Fund to benefit all BLET members in the New Orleans area that have been devastated by Hurricane Katrina.

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Judge orders rail unions to cross airline picket lines

The Federal District Court for the Northern District of Ohio-Eastern Division, issued a Temporary Restraining Order (TRO) against the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen and UTU on September 7, ordering both unions to "notify their general chairpersons, local chairpersons, and employees under their jurisdiction that this Court has ordered that AMFA's picket lines be crossed" at CSX and Norfolk Southern.

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