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INDEPENDENCE, Ohio, May 25 — The BLET Education and Training Department will conduct a virtual training class for Division and State Legislative Board Secretary-Treasurers via Zoom on June 12 & 13, 2023.

Registration for the class is available on a first come, first served basis. Available slots are limited to 40 for the class, so those interested should register as soon as possible. You must register online through the BLET website here

Once you register, you will receive a confirmation email in the following days, including the link you must use to participate.

Secretary-Treasurers will receive training in several areas, including how to use the BLET’s UnionTrack system for membership reporting, Office of Labor-Management Standards compliance tips, taxable compensation, expense reimbursements, Trustee reporting, and computer skills (Word, Excel, search engines, etc.). During the two-day session, members will also learn recordkeeping techniques, minute-taking, and methods for filing various Department of Labor and Railroad Retirement reports. The class will also focus on filing Internal Revenue Service Federal tax reports such as CT-1, 941, W-2, W-3, and W-4, and a focus on essential items such as 990 authorizations, bonding, check registers, banking, and other related items. Our instructors aim to do everything they can to make the Secretary-Treasurer’s job as easy as possible.

Class instructors and guest speakers will include: David Estes, National Secretary-Treasurer and Department Head of Education and Training; Megan Mead, Director of the Record and Compliance Department; Walt Schmidt, Director of Online Services; and Luke Myers, Director of Bylaws Administration.

The BLET will also conduct an in-person Secretary-Treasurer training workshop at the National Division in September 2023. Information for this workshop will be announced as soon as details become available.

For more information, contact National Secretary-Treasurer David Estes at 216-241-2630 ext. 227 or by email at