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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...

Apr 11, 2014, 14:22 ET

BLET Fighting to Protect Worker, Public Safety in Rulemaking

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

Sep 21, 2013, 17:00 ET
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BLET Strikers Ordered Back To Work, Railroad Ordered To Stop Using Supervisors

 Late yesterday afternoon, September 20, United States District Court Judge John R. Adams issued a Temporary Restraining Order (TRO) in...

Sep 20, 2013, 09:26 ET
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Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen strike Wheeling & Lake Erie

Over 100 members of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen (BLET) struck the Wheeling & Lake Erie Railway (WLE) at 5:00 local...

Aug 02, 2013, 16:33 ET
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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
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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
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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...

Jul 15, 2013, 09:00 ET

Pacific Harbor Line and Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen Sign New Agreement

 Pacific Harbor Line, Inc. (PHL) and the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen (BLET) have signed a new four-year labor agreement...

Jun 22, 2006, 01:00 ET

BLET Convention Update: Delegates Warned of Radioactive Rail Shipments

LAS VEGAS, June 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Delegates attending the BLET's First Quadrennial Convention were warned of the dangers of transporting spent...

Jan 09, 2004, 00:00 ET

Union Pacific Unmanned Locomotives Put LA-Metro in Danger Say Locomotive Engineers

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- On Saturday, January 10th the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers & Trainmen (BLET) Rail Division of the...