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Volume 17 - Number 12
December 2003

Remote control fatality heightens worker safety concerns

Push for remote control safety continues

10th AFL-CIO State Federation enacts RCO safety resolution

BLE, Grand Trunk reach tentative agreement

Judge approves strike by Amtrak employees

Van de Water confirmed at NMB

IBT/BLE scores another organizing win

BLE Job Bank: Amtrak

BLE delivers safety message at Detroit's LaborFest

BLE regional meetings set for 2004

BLE to conduct three Local Chairman workshops in 2004

Carrier income reports, 3rd quarter 2003

Passenger Rail news briefs

AFL-CIO National Boycotts

Advisory Board November 2003 Activity

Calendar & Events


Yes to IBT!

The Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers is continuing to host a series of Town Hall Meetings regarding the proposed merger with the International Brotherhood Teamsters as ballots were mailed on October 20.

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Joint statement by President Hahs, President Hoffa

"By overwhelmingly approving a merger with the IBT, members of the BLE will now share in the strength of the Teamsters while maintaining their autonomy and proud traditions. Our two great unions are now united in building on our strong legacies, and creating an even more powerful future for transportation workers."

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Yes to national contract!

By a 62% majority, BLE members approved a new collective bargaining agreement with the nation's railroads on December 16.

An alternative compensation package was also ratified by a 60 percent majority of members who work for the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway.

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BLE, Tex Mex sign landmark remote control agreement

The Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers has reached a landmark contract agreement with the Texas-Mexican Railway that allows for the safe implementation of remote control operations and provides major pay raises.

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