Memorial Day 2017
Friday, May 26, 2017
As we observe Memorial Day 2017, I ask all members of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen to say a special prayer for the women and men who have given their lives serving in our military and to honor them for defending our country and our way of life.
Rail Conference backs Walt Barrows re-nomination to RRB
Thursday, May 25, 2017
The Teamsters Rail Conference is urging the White House to re-nominate Walter A. Barrows to a third term as Labor Member of the U.S. Railroad Retirement Board.
Registration continues for BLET’s Myrtle Beach regional meeting
Monday, May 22, 2017
Registration continues for the BLET regional meeting at the Hilton Myrtle Beach Resort, August 14-18, 2017. The meeting will offer numerous training classes for members and will provide them with the opportunity to hear reports from the Brotherhood’s top National Division officers.
Amtrak General Chairman Mark Kenny reelected by acclamation
Tuesday, May 16, 2017
Mark B. Kenny was reelected by acclamation to his sixth term as General Chairman at the Amtrak General Committee of Adjustment’s fourth quadrennial meeting held in San Diego, CA from May 9-12, 2017.
Lyons reelected General Chairman of CSX-Northern Lines GCA
Monday, May 15, 2017
William P. Lyons was reelected by acclamation to the office of General Chairman of the CSX-Northern Lines General Committee of Adjustment at its quadrennial meeting in Pittsburgh, Pa., that began on May 9, 2017.
BLET reaches tentative agreement with Indiana and Ohio Railway
Friday, May 12, 2017
The Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen (BLET) has reached a tentative contract with the Indiana and Ohio Railway (I&O), governing rates of pay and work rules for approximately 50 engineers, conductors, and trainees.
BLET marks 154th anniversary today
Monday, May 08, 2017
The Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen (BLET) proudly marks its 154th anniversary today. The union was founded as the Brotherhood of the Footboard on May 8, 1863 in Marshall, Mich. In 1864, the union changed its name to Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers (BLE), the name it retained for 140 years until merging with the International Brotherhood of Teamsters on Jan. 1, 2004, when it became the BLET. The BLET is the oldest labor union in the Western Hemisphere.
This is your union, and it is strongest when you are involved
Wednesday, May 03, 2017
By Dennis R. Pierce, BLET National President I believe in the union movement, and honestly believe that we are at our strongest when we convince more and more members to get involved in their union by taking an interest in our shared future.
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