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BLET Members Ratify New Implementing Agreement

Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen (BLET) members have voted in favor of an implementing agreement regarding CN’s proposed acquisition of Iowa Northern, the union reported in the May 31 edition of

(Photo by Cory Rusch, BLET Division 659; Courtesy of BLET)

BLET’s CN/WC Divisions Ratify Agreement

The Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen’s (BLET) nine CN/Wisconsin Central (CN/WC) divisions have voted unanimously in favor of a new “quality of life agreement” covering roughly 600 engineers, the union reported in the May 3 edition of its weekly email newsletter.

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Crew Size: ‘It Depends’

FROM THE EDITOR, RAILWAY AGE MAY 2024 ISSUE: Multiple-choice question: How many crew members should occupy a locomotive cab? A) Three. B) Two. C) One. D) Zero. E) None of the Above.

(Photo by Cory Rusch, BLET Division 659; Courtesy of BLET)

BLET, CN/WC Reach Tentative Agreement

The Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen (BLET) has reached a tentative agreement for 600 engineers at CN/Wisconsin Central (WC), which the union said “provides significant quality of life improvements and comes after several months of negotiations.”

BLET, B&E Ratify New Contract

The Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen (BLET) and Genesee & Wyoming subsidiary Berkshire & Eastern Railroad have ratified a new agreement governing rates of pay, benefits and work rules for 32 members.

NS, SMART-TD and BLET on Feb. 15 signed an agreement to participate in FRA’s Confidential Close Call Reporting System (C3RS). Pictured: SMART-TD officers flank TD President Jeremy R. Ferguson (center), NS President and CEO Alan Shaw (left of Ferguson) and FRA Administrator Amit Bose (right of Ferguson) at the signing ceremony in Atlanta. (Photograph Courtesy of SMART-TD, NS)
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NS: First Class I to Participate in FRA C3RS (UPDATED 2/16)

Norfolk Southern (NS) on Feb. 15 formally signed an agreement with the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen (BLET) and the International Association of Sheet Metal, Air, Rail and Transportation Workers–Transportation Division

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BLET: Ballots in the Mail to Union Members at Three Short Lines

The Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen (BLET) recently announced that a contract ratification vote is under way for tentative agreements with Utah Railway and Missouri & Northern Arkansas Railroad (M&NA), as well as Berkshire & Eastern Railroad (B&E), for which the union has reached a tentative contract with.