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Volume 15 - Number 12
December 2001

Senate roll call vote on H.R. 10

Railroad Retirement Reform schedule

In the Line of Duty: Mike W. Hoover

In the Line of Duty: T.O. "Tom" Landris

SENSE safety coordinator retires

News Briefs

Dukakis, BLE 'baffled' at ARC decision

Carriers cite high cost of health care in negotiations

Security Panel eyes rail intrastructure protection

BLE wins four first-place awrds for publication excellence

Roberts, UMWA thank BLE delegates for donations

Locomotive Engineer rate tables

Advisory Board November Activity

Calendar & Events


BLE rejects merger

By a vote of 17,251 to 7,425, members of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers rejected a proposed merger with the United Transportation Union.

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Merger statement by BLE President Hahs

You have spoken.

On the question of merging our ranks with those of the UTU, by a vote of 17,251 to 7,425, you have clearly, overwhelmingly, stated your preference. By as lopsided a margin as one could imagine, you have said, "no."

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Congress OKs Railroad Retirement reform

BLE and GIA members received an early Christmas present on December 12 when Congress passed the Railroad Retirement and Survivors' Improvement Act of 2001. The Senate approved the bill on December 9 (by a vote of 90-9), while the House approved its version of the bill on December 12 (by a vote of 369-33). President George W. Bush had not signed the bill as The Newsletter went to press, but it was expected that he would do so on December 20.

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