What's Inside
Volume 20 - Number 12
December 2006

Designated Legal Counsel

Honorary BLET member Aud Balogh passes away

Brotherhood obituaries

Major shake-up at Amtrak

BLETA Dialogue: Holidays on the railroad

Happy Holidays!

Carrier income reports, third quarter 2006

Hermiston, Ore., says no to remote control

BLET Job Bank: Allegheny Ludlum Steel Company

FRA: Fatigue tied to work schedules

Waitling list set for possible 2nd General Chairman workshop in 2007

S-Ts gather in Cleveland for Education & Training workshop

Important notice about the BLET's Disability & Welfare Benefit Trust Fund

A message from IBT General President Jim Hoffa

Advisory Board September 2006 Activity

Calendar & Events


Joint efforts on CSX discipline continue

The Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen and the United Transportation Union are continuing to work together to protect their members in light of the ongoing harassment and intimidation of their members at CSX Transportation.

Complete Story

Court to hear carriers' appeal of Family Leave decision

The Rail Carriers' appeal of a U.S. District Court ruling made last year regarding the Family and Medical Leave Act has been set for oral argument on January 3, 2007, at 9:30 a.m., or as soon thereafter as the case may be heard, at the U.S. Courthouse in Chicago. The District Court decision was filed last December 28.

Complete Story

Railroad Retirement disability bill passes House, Senate

The bill will raise the outside earning limits of disabled railroad workers from $400 to $700 per month. If signed by President Bush, the measure will become effective January 1, 2007, and will also create an indexing formula to provide for automatic increases in the future. The $400 cap was established more than a decade ago.

Complete Story

BLET wins significant ruling in RRB appeal

The Railroad Retirement Board (RRB) recently ruled in favor of Ohio employees formerly working on a segment of CSX track known as the Walker-Wilsonburg Line, granting the workers the rights to regain lost Railroad Retirement credits.

Complete Story


View Newsletter in Adobe PDF format