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The BLET is rallying rail labor support for the reappointment of Jennifer L. Homendy as Chair of the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) and the appointment of Robert E. Primus as Chairman of the Surface Transportation Board (STB). Primus has been a member of the board. The position of Chairman is open due to the retirement of Martin Oberman. The BLET secured unanimous support for Homendy and Primus from 13 rail labor unions. On January 29, the union coalition sent letters to President Joe Biden expressing enthusiastic support for the two nominees. Strengthening the joint effort, Teamsters General President Sean M. O’Brien also supported Homendy’s renomination in a January 29 letter to President Biden PDF of Homendy endorsement letter herePDF of Primus endorsement letter here