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Volume 18 - Number 10
December 2004

In The Line of Duty: Kenneth V. Leonard

Rail Labor opposes plan for National Mediation Board fees

Teamsters make bold proposals to overhaul AFL-CIO

Hoffa urges AFL-CIO to deny UTU request for reaffiliation

Passenger Rail News Briefs

Freight Rail News Briefs

LIRR contract talks heating up

UTU to pay management legal bills

BLET to implement new dues collection system

Applying for a Railroad Retirement annuity

COLA increases in 2005

Retirees can earn more next year

2005 tax rates announced

2005 Time Books have been shipped

Happy Holidays

A message from IBT General President James P. Hoffa

Photos of BLET General Chairmen meeting

Advisory Board October 2004 Activity

Calendar & Events


BLET fights to stop UTU double dues

The Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen (BLET) has filed a lawsuit to halt the United Transportation Union's attempt to implement a seniority maintenance and seniority retention agreement reached with the nation's railroads. The implementation of this agreement could require BLET members to pay double dues if they desire to retain their BLET membership while working in train service.

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BLET serves Section 6 Notices

The National Division of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen provided its General Committees of Adjustment with its uniform national Section 6 notices on December 16 in the first step of beginning the next round of collective bargaining.

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UTU spreads falsehoods about seniority maintenance timeline

Once again, the United Transportation Union has chosen to skew the facts in its continued smear campaign against the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen.

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'Safe Rails Secure America' campaign rolls on

The Teamsters Rail Conference is continuing its "Safe Rails Secure America" campaign, which is designed to obtain firsthand information about the true condition of safety and security along our nation's railroads.

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