BLET Sets Up Website for Negotiation Updates

The Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen has established a website to provide its members with information about contract talks with the nation’s Class 1 railroads.

BLET is one of 10 unions that is negotiating with the National Carrier’s Conference, which represents the railroads over a new contract.

Other unions involve are American Train Dispatchers Association; BLET/Teamsters Rail Conference; Brotherhood of Railroad Signalmen; International Association of Machinists; International Association of Sheet Metal, Air, Rail and Transportation Workers–Transportation Division; International Brotherhood of Boilermakers; National Conference of Firemen and Oilers; International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers; Transport Workers Union of America; and Transportation Communications Union/IAM (TCU), including TCU’s Carmen Division.

The unions represent 105,000 railroad workers and comprise over 80 percent of the workforce that will be affected by this round of negotiations.

Under the federal Railway Labor Act the current collective bargaining agreements remain in force indefinitely.

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