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BLET Statement on Not-Guilty Verdict in Lac-Megantic Trial

Monday, January 22, 2018

The following is a statement from Dennis R. Pierce, National President of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen (BLET) and President of the Teamsters Rail Conference. Although it remains a travesty that criminal charges were ever filed, justice was served in the unanimous not guilty verdict issued by jurors in the Lac-Megantic trial in Sherbrooke, Quebec, on January 19, 2018.

2018 BLET Scholarship Directory

Friday, January 12, 2018

Each year, the BLET National Division compiles a list of scholarship opportunities available to the children of BLET members. Numerous financial aid opportunities are published here in the 2018 BLET Scholarship Directory.

Open enrollment extended to January 15 at midnight for Aflac Critical Illness and Accident benefits

Monday, January 08, 2018

Due to overwhelming membership interest, Aflac has granted an extension to the Open Enrollment period for the new BLET National Aflac Critical Illness and Accident benefits — first announced on September 6, 2017. All active members are now eligible for the new benefits and can enroll through midnight on January 15, 2018.

James R. Hoffa Memorial Scholarship Fund begins accepting applications from sons and daughters of Teamsters for 2018

Monday, January 08, 2018

The James R. Hoffa Memorial Scholarship Fund is now accepting applications for 2018. The deadline to apply is March 31, 2018.

Registration continues for February’s LM-2 class

Thursday, January 04, 2018

Space remains for the BLET Education and Training Department’s upcoming class for Secretary-Treasurers who file LM-2 reports for their General Committee of Adjustment (GCA), Division or State Legislative Board. The class will be held in San Diego, California, from February 13-15, 2018.

Space remains for S-T training class in January

Wednesday, December 27, 2017

A limited number of spaces remain for the BLET Education and Training Department’s upcoming training class for Secretary-Treasurers. The class will be held at the BLET National Division headquarters in Independence, Ohio, from January 22-25, 2018.

BLET distributes gifts from Perrien Fund in Hurricane Harvey relief effort

Tuesday, December 26, 2017

In the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, the BLET’s National Division Advisory Board approved an expansion of its Gary Perrien Fund to provide financial assistance to members living in Texas and Louisiana who had suffered losses from the storm. Thanks to the generosity of BLET members and officers, the Perrien Fund raised more than $91,000, which was distributed to impacted members in the days before Christmas.

“Be Strong:” International rail organizations extend solidarity, condolences following Amtrak crash in Washington State

Thursday, December 21, 2017

Three international rail worker Organizations have sent letters of solidarity, support and sympathy to the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen (BLET) National Division, its members and the victims of the fatal December 18 Amtrak derailment near Tacoma, Wash.

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