What's Inside
Volume 19 - Number 10
October 2005

Open enrollment under GA-23111

BLET to conduct final S-T workshop of 2005

BLET organizes CF&E shortline

Change To Win holds inaugural convention

2005 BLET directories now available online

Fund established to help 10-year- old son of BLET member

Marching against injustice in the workplace

RRB offering two more Informational Conferences this year

GIA Dialogue: If it happens all the time, then the problem needs fixing

Do you have a special talent or hobby? Tell us about it!

2006 BLET Fees Objector Policy

SWCM photo recap, 1 of 2

SWCM photo recap, 2 of 2

A message from Teamsters President Jim Hoffa

Advisory Board August 2005 Activity

Calendar & Events


High alert on rail security

The Teamsters Rail Conference released a report on September 29 documenting vulnerabilities on America's railways. Employees of Union Pacific, CSX, Norfolk Southern, Burlington Northern and others participated in the report. Rail workers from coast to coast tell of a startling lack of safety and security measures in place along the nation's rail network.

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The 'pretzel logic' of remote control

Since the BLET's release in late July of a comprehensive study of remote control locomotive ("RCL") operations authored by renowned railroad work organization expert Dr. Frederick C. Gamst and former Federal Railroad Administration ("FRA") Associate Administrator for Safety George A. Gavalla, the silence from FRA, the Association of American Railroads ("AAR") - the industry's lobbying arm - and the United Transportation Union ("UTU") has been deafening.

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Members urged to act on Senate Amtrak bill

BLET members are urged to contact their U.S. Senators and ask them to support S. 1516, a bill that would provide long-term funding for Amtrak.

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Important information about United Healthcare coverage

On January 1, 2006, Medicare's new prescription drug coverage will go into effect. As a result, your current plan, GA-23111 Plan D, will no longer provide you with a prescription drug benefit as of that date. Only the prescription drug benefit will be discontinued from your plan; all other health benefits will remain unchanged.

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