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Jul 10, 2017, 14:51 ET National Negotiations Update: Coordinated Bargaining Group Unions Say Contract Negotiations Take A "Step Backwards"

As part of our ongoing effort to conclude national contract negotiations, the Coordinated Bargaining Group (CBG) met with the nation's freight rail...


Jan 17, 2017, 12:53 ET Supreme Court Denies Review of BLET Victory on Two-Person Train Crews

The Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen (BLET) has secured another significant victory for rail workers — this time from the highest...


Feb 15, 2015, 20:09 ET BLET President Blasts CP For Unsafe Rail Practices And Threatening Employees

 Dennis Pierce, National President of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen and President of the Teamsters Rail Conference...


Dec 17, 2014, 16:24 ET BLET and SMART-TD, Four Other Rail Unions To Bargain Together

 Top leaders of the Transportation Division of the International Association of Sheet Metal, Air, Rail and Transportation Workers...


Aug 02, 2013, 16:33 ET BLET, SMART Advance Federal Crew Size Legislation

The Transportation Division of the Sheet Metal, Air, Rail and Transportation International Association (SMART) and the Brotherhood of Locomotive...


Jul 26, 2013, 11:56 ET Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen Encouraged By Actions of Canadian Rail Safety Regulator

Official Statement of BLET National President Dennis R. Pierce  The following is the official statement from Dennis R. Pierce, National...


Jul 19, 2013, 17:19 ET Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen Denounce One-Person Train Operations; Rail Companies Put Cost-Cutting Ahead of Public Safety

Official Statement of BLET National President Dennis R. Pierce  The following is the official statement from Dennis R. Pierce, National...