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Union Pacific changes FMLA Policy


Effective January 1, 2014, the Union Pacific's Family Medical Leave Policy for agreement employees will be revised to adopt a "rolling 12-month entitlement period" measured backward from the date an employee uses FMLA leave.
Policy Revisions

New CFR book mailed to active BLET members


Tuesday, August 13, 2013 The BLET Education & Training Department, in conjunction with the BLET Arbitration Department, is proud to host an Advanced Local Chairman Workshop scheduled for October 20 through October 26, 2013.
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BLET Officers Election rules and forms


Official forms and documents for BLET members seeking to run for office in the 2014 National Division Officers Election are now available on the BLET website.
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Federal judge sides with KCS on inward-facing cameras


CLEVELAND, July 29 - In an Opinion released on July 25, the United States District Court in Shreveport, La. ruled that the decision by Kansas City Southern Railway (KCSR) to install two inward-facing cameras in the cabs of its locomotives presents a "minor" dispute under the Railway Labor Act, paving the way for the railroad to install the cameras immediately.
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BLET enters 150th year


150th anniversary celebration planned for Detroit on May 8, 2013
The Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen enters its 150th year on May 8, 2013. It is the oldest transportation labor organization in North America.
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UP Discipline Policy - Upgrade


This policy is an upgrade to the original dated November 1, 2006.
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List of Changes

Delayed Reporting On MyUP


When tying up on MyUP, engineers can now fill out Delayed Reporting without going to the green screen. If you click No - it will let you go right to the delayed reporting screen.

BLET announces launch of RailroaderSleep.org


The website - titled "Railroaders' Guide to Healthy Sleep" (railroadersleep.org) - is the result of a collaborative project that began in 2010 between BLET, Harvard Medical School, the WGBH Educational Foundation, and the UTU. The final product reflects anonymous survey results from numerous BLET and UTU members.
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UP Online - Help Clarify New Hours Of Service


The FRA has agreed to postpone implementation of this new definition until Jan. 1, 2013
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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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New Railroad Information Depot website opening in mid-March


many BLET members will be able to enjoy one-stop shopping when it comes to finding information about their health and welfare benefits online. The newly redesigned Railroad Information Depot www.rrinfodepot.com is expected to open in the next 30 days (Mid March). It will provide all railroad employees with a central point of access to most all of their benefit providers, for the majority of H&W benefits that are provided for under that National agreement.
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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.
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