What's Inside
Volume 21 - Number 10
October 2007

J.T. Little elected in Tennessee

UPWL GC Bill Hannah reelected

EGCA reelects Tom Roberts

David Brown elected in Minnesota

BA-6 update: Members must notify RRB of pending cases

General Chairmen complete Education & Training workshop

Cleveland hosts final Sec.-Treas. workshop of 2007

2008 regional meetings announces

The crane with the broken neck: Fable or reality?

2008 Fees Objector Policy

>BLET Auxiliary News

Designated Legal Counsel

A message from IBT General President James P. Hoffa

Advisory Board August 2007 Activity

Calendar & Events


House passes Rail Safety bill

By a vote of 377-38, Representatives in the U.S. House passed the Railroad Safety Improvement Act (H.R. 2095) on October 17, eliminating camp cars and decreasing limbo time, both important issues for Teamsters rail conference members.

"Our rail members, the engineers, trainmen and maintenance of way workers who ensure that this nation's rail system runs safely, won a major victory with the passage of H.R. 2095," said Jim Hoffa, Teamsters General President.

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Continuous good standing required to run in 2009 division elections

According to BLET bylaws, to be eligible to run for division office in 2009, a member will have to have been in continuous good standing for 24 months prior to the month of nominations. Specifically, such member would have to be sure to pay full dues from September 2007 through August 2009 in order to run in the 2009 Triennial Elections.

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Flexible Benefits program allows members to save on health care

An important health care benefit secured by the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen during the most recent national contract is in danger of falling by the wayside unless membership participation increases.

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BLET tells CSX: Don't put aggressive investors ahead of railroad safety improvements

While it may make good financial sense to provide shareholders a return on their investment, it makes very good sense to run a safe railroad. With several high profile accidents in 2007, CSX must invest in its infrastructure rather than cave in to pressure from greedy and aggressive hedge fund investors.

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