BLET members ratify national contract

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio, December 1 — Members of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen (BLET) have ratified a new collective bargaining agreement with the National Carriers’ Conference Committee (NCCC). The Agreement was reached as a result of the BLET’s...

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Coordinated Bargaining Group Update

During the week of 6/26 the Coordinated Bargaining Group (BLET, ST-D, BRS, NCFO, ATDA, and IBB) met with NCCC representatives in Cleveland for three days of mediation. You can see the National Division’s synopsis of the meeting and a copy of the proposal here. The...

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Open Enrollment

By now you all should have received information in the mail concerning open enrollment from Cornerstone.  It outlines the changes in the Short Term, Long Term, and Life and Accidental Death & Dismemberment Policies. This open enrollment ends 06/30/17, do not miss out...

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Inward Facing Cameras and Cell Phones

The carrier did 3 random downloads of the Inward Facing Cameras on the Los Angeles Service Unit, which resulted in 4 failures, reportedly for 2.21 Cell Phone violations. FRA inspector Ferrari stated to me if the FRA catches you using a cell Phone while on a moving...

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This is your union, and it is strongest when you are involved

By Dennis R. Pierce BLET National President (BLET Editor’s Note: The following message from BLET National President Dennis R. Pierce has been excerpted from the April 2017 issue of the Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen News.) INDEPENDENCE, Ohio, May 3 — My last...

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