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BLET News

Ballots mailed to BLET members in tentative DM&E, KCS implementing agreement

The Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen (BLET) has reached a tentative implementing agreement with the Kansas City Southern (KCS) and Dakota, Minnesota & Eastern (DM&E) Railroads. Ballots were mailed earlier today, February 8, to locomotive engineers employed by the DM&E, active members in Division 527 employed by the KCS, and Gateway Western Railroad members who are eligible to participate.

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Hall announces National Vice President assignments

BLET National President Eddie Hall handed out assignments earlier this month to the National Vice Presidents. Eddie said the Vice Presidents have hit the ground running and are working with the General Chairmen through negotiations to create a better quality of life for the membership.  

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2023 BLET Scholarship Directory

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 below in the 2023 BLET Scholarship Directory.

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Fresh start begins in Kansas City

New Officers of the BLET National Division attended their first meeting with members on January 11, fulfilling President Eddie Hall’s commitment to engage more with the membership.

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Daily Headlines

In a first, some CSX railroad workers to get paid sick leave

Several thousand workers at CSX will soon get one of the things that pushed the U.S. railroad industry to the brink of a strike last fall: paid sick time. CSX announced a deal Tuesday with two of its 12 unions, becoming the first major railroad to offer that benefit that most U.S. workers take for granted.

Officials urge evacuation near NS derailment, fearing explosion

Officials monitoring the smoldering, tangled wreckage of a train derailment in northeastern Ohio urgently warned hundreds of nearby residents who had declined to evacuate to do so Sunday night, saying a rail car was at risk of a potential explosion that could launch deadly shrapnel as far as a mile.

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