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Volume 21 - Number 12
December 2007

New auditors will assist BLET Divisions

BLET Auxiliary lends a helping hand at D.C. Exposition

Holiday message from Auxiliary President Schneider

Local Chairmen complete advanced training

Education & Training Dept. conducts S-T Workshop

Summary Annual Report for BLET Disability & Welfare Benefit Trust Fund

A message from IBT General President James P. Hoffa
Advisory Board October 2007 Activity

Calendar & Events


BLET member pilots CSX Santa Claus Special

Thousands of children and families turned out on November 17 for the 65th annual CSX Santa Claus Special. The annual train follows a 110-mile stretch in the rural mountain communities of Eastern Kentucky, western Virginia and Northeast Tennessee, and is one of Appalacia's most anticipated holiday traditions.

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10 years of safety SENSE at CSX

SENSE, or Structured Employee Network for Safety Empowerment, was formed on the CSX property by the BLET in response to unsafe working conditions and fatal accidents.

This year marks the 10th anniversary of the SENSE program. Safety has improved dramatically at CSX over the past decade, thanks in part to SENSE. BLET members are now taking the opportunity to reflect on the past 10 years, in hopes of furthering the program for years to come.

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'A Sirius Christmas' for BLET member in Iowa

The book gets its name from the star Sirius, which BLET Division 6 member David Lahner says is the brightest star in the Northern hemisphere. The book's main character sees the star in the sky at night and, along with other groupings of stars, reminds him of the Star of Bethlehem.

"The book has Santa Claus in it, but it really conveys the true meaning of Christmas," Lahner said.

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Angel Tree tradition continues at BLET National Division

BLET National Division staff continued their annual tradition of generosity and goodwill by participating in the Salvation Army's "Angel Tree" program. Every year, BLET employees donate gifts of toys, clothing and candy for underprivileged children in the Cleveland area.

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