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BLET, SMART TD members urged to call Congress in support of two-person crew bill

The BLE-T and SMART members are urged to contact members of the House of Representatives about co-sponsoring The Safe Freight Act of 2017 (H.R. 233) LINK

Union Proud, Union Strong

Let's Join Together To Fight For Your National Contract.
By Dennis R. Pierce BLET National President

Railroads warned: Do not delay on Positive Train Control.

CHICAGO - The federal government on Wednesday warned the nation's railroads, including Chicago's Metra, not to wait until the last minute to install a new high-tech safety system that can prevent crashes and save lives.

Railroad Retirement benefits for spouses.

In addition to the retirement annuities payable to employees, the Railroad Retirement Act, like the Social Security Act, also provides annuities for the spouses of retired employees. Payment of a spouse annuity is made directly to the wife or husband of the employee. Divorced spouses may also qualify for benefits.
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Health care mobile phone apps now available for rail workers

CLEVELAND, March 13 - If you are an employee covered under the Railroad Employees National Health and Welfare Plan or the National Railway Carriers and United Transportation Union Health and Welfare Plan ("National Railroad Plans"), your health information is now always accessible with mobile solutions.

Smart phone apps are now available for iPhone, Blackberry and Droid platforms. You can download these apps just like any other application for your device.
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Advisory Board revises FELA counsel program

CLEVELAND, March 7 - The Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen's Advisory Board has adopted revisions to the Union's program that provides assistance to BLET members injured on the job, who may be entitled to damages pursuant to the Federal Employers' Liability Act (FELA).
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Whistle Blower Protection

The link below will take you to the U.S. department of Labor web site.
This page is specific to Railroad employees.
Whistle Blower info

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