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President Pierce to testify before Congress on “State of the Rail Workforce”

Wednesday, June 19th, 2019

BLET NEWS FLASH INDEPENDENCE, Ohio, June 19 – BLET National President Dennis R. Pierce will testify before the House Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines, and Hazardous Materials at a hearing titled “The State of the Rail Workforce” at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, June 20. The hearing will explore current issues facing railroad workers, including employment cutbacks […]

FRA just reduced the prospects for a safer railroad industry

Saturday, May 25th, 2019

http://www.ble-t.org/pr/news/newsflash.asp?id=10226 By Dennis R. Pierce BLET National President and John Previsich SMART TD President On Thursday, May 24, 2019, we were informed that the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) had released a notice, withdrawing a 2016 notice of proposed rulemaking establishing a minimum train crew size for most rail freight operations in the United States. This […]

FRA withdraws proposed train-crew staffing rule

Saturday, May 25th, 2019

FRA withdraws proposed train-crew staffing rule FRA Administrator Ronald Batory The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) has withdrawn its 2016 proposed rulemaking that called for federal regulation of train crew staffing. The FRA determined that such regulation is unnecessary for railroad operations to be conducted safely “at this time,” agency officials said yesterday in a rulemaking […]

When are Lobbying Donations Considered Bribes?

Wednesday, April 10th, 2019

An American lawyer living in Asia last week described to me the ubiquitousness of bribes for most interactions with Asian governments. For example, to get the court clerk in the national capital to forward paperwork to a provincial court he had to bribe the judge, clerk, and provincial court clerk @$100 US each. Prof. Frank […]

H.R.1748 2 person crew.

Sunday, April 7th, 2019

116TH CONGRESS 1ST SESSION H. R. 1748 To amend title 49, United States Code, to provide for the minimum size of crews of freight trains, and for other purposes. IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES MARCH 13, 2019 Mr. YOUNG introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure A BILL […]

support H.R. 1748

Sunday, March 31st, 2019

Brothers and Sisters, Congressman Don Young of Alaska has introduced H.R. 1748 into the 116th Congress. This legislation would require two-person crews on all freight trains. This federal legislation is a major priority for our members and protecting the communities against the unsafe and dangerous conditions of one person or even no person trains.   […]

Thursday, March 21st, 2019

Skip the lines and vote early. In-person absentee voting is now underway for the Spring 2019 Election. Check with your local municipal clerk’s office for available in-person absentee voting times and locations. To find your municipal clerk contact information and see what is on your ballot, visit: https://myvote.wi.gov/en-us Scroll down to “Find my Municipal Clerk.” […]

WISLB Podcast with Joshua Weatherford NOV 2018

Sunday, November 25th, 2018

November 2018 WISLB Podcast with Joshua Weatherford WISLB Executive Board 1st Discussion, Chairman Schulz, First-Vice Chairman Dimond, Secretary Treasurer Stroik   WISLB Executive Board 2nd Discussion, Chairman Schulz, First-Vice Chairman Dimond, Secretary Treasurer Stroik

WISLB Podcast with Joshua Weatherford OCT 2018

Sunday, November 25th, 2018

  October 2018 WISLB Podcast with Joshua Weatherford Jessica Cole  BLET Auxiliary 2nd vice chairwoman & National Legislative Representative-Oct 2018 John Tolman BLET Vice President & National Legislative Representative-Oct 2018 Bob Hagan BLET Director of Political and Legislative Affairs-Oct 2018 David Brown BLET Minnesota State Legislative Board Chairman-Oct 2018  

Thanksgiving 2018

Thursday, November 22nd, 2018

Thanksgiving 2018 By Dennis R. Pierce BLET National President INDEPENDENCE, Ohio, November 21 — At Thanksgiving, I ask our membership to join me in a moment of reflection for those who are away from their families at this special time of year. Let us remember our service men and women, who are fighting overseas or […]

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