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BLET wins in court over Union Pacific’s antiunion tactics

The Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen (BLET) secured a major court victory over the Union Pacific Railroad (UP) on April 13 as the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit upheld a district court’s 2021 ruling granting the BLET a preliminary injunction stopping the railroads’ indefinite suspension of six members of BLET Division 192 in El Paso.

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BLET’s NASLBC concludes 47th annual meeting

The BLET’s National Association of State Legislative Board Chairmen has met annually since 1975 to hear from each State Chairman about railroad related safety and health issues as well as each state’s political climate.

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Bragg elected Oklahoma SLB Chairman

Brother N. Shane Bragg, a member of BLET Division 578 (Tulsa, Okla.), was elected Chairman of the Oklahoma State Legislative Board during its quadrennial meeting held March 22-24, 2022, in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

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BLET announces new appointments to Safety Task Force

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio, March 23 — BLET National President Dennis R. Pierce today announced the appointments of nine members to the BLET Safety Task Force (STF), the rail industry’s first and oldest labor-based accident investigation team. National Secretary-Treasurer...

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President Pierce condemns PSR at House hearing

BLET National President Dennis R. Pierce was highly critical of the so-called “Precision Scheduled Railroading” business model as he testified at a March 8 hearing before the U.S. House of Representatives’ Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines and Hazardous Materials.

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President Pierce’s House testimony now available

The written testimony of BLET National President Dennis R. Pierce, who is testifying today before the U.S. House of Representatives’ Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines and Hazardous Materials at a hearing titled “Stakeholder Views on Surface Transportation Board Reauthorization,” is now available on the BLET website.

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Daily Headlines

Wyoming protest part of nationwide picket to promote awareness of BNSF policies

The rail industry is in crisis along with many other industries in America who not only had to find creative ways to keep afloat during COVID, but now as the economy has been recovering, the problems switch to living in the collateral damage of the sanctions and actions imposed in the midst of the pandemic.

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