Posts by Sereena Hogan

Tell Your Member of Congress to Co- Sponsor the Butch Lewis Act

Please Contact Your Member of Congress Now! BLET National President Dennis R. Pierce is requesting all members, families, and friends to support our fellow IBT Brothers and Sisters by contacting your member of Congress and urging them to support the Butch Lewis Act to help ensure that the pensions that American union workers have earned…

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April 2018 Legislative Report

April 2018 Legislative Report By Kathleen Bisbikis, National 2nd Vice President, National Legislative Rep, BLET Auxiliary Below are some of the most recent news items that affect all of us. Please feel free to share these with your local auxiliary. If you have information you would like to share with me for future updates, please…

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Scholarship Deadline Fast Approaching

Attention Students! The deadline for submission of BLET Auxiliary Scholarships for the 2018-2019 School year is just around the corner! Because April 1 falls on a Sunday this year, applications received in the office of National Secretary Helen Brand on Monday, April 2, 2018, will be accepted as timely and will be considered by the…

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Paypal on BLET Auxiliary Website

To all our Members-at-Large and those who wish to join: Did you know you can pay your annual dues by using PayPal on our website? It makes it quick and easy to pay. Go to www.bletauxiliary.net and scroll down below the calendar on the right side of the page to find the PayPal button. For…

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Spring 2018 Legislative Update

Spring 2018 Legislative Report By Kathleen Bisbikis, National 2nd Vice President, National Legislative Rep, BLET Auxiliary Below are some of the most recent news items that affect all of us. Please feel free to share these with your local auxiliary. If you have information you would like to share with me for future updates, please…

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Financial Assistance for Daughters of Deceased Railroaders

The John Edgar Thomson Foundation, a nationally recognized non-profit organization, provides limited financial assistance to daughters of deceased railroad employees. The Foundation was established in 1882 and endowed by the will of John Edgar Thomson, who was the third president of the Pennsylvania Railroad, from 1852 – 1874. Although John Thomson never had children of…

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BLET Auxiliary Now Accepting Scholarship Applications

The BLET Auxiliary is now accepting scholarship applications for the 2018-2019 School Year.    The BLET Auxiliary Scholarship Program provides $1,000 scholarships to qualifying students who wish to pursue higher education. The Auxiliary also offers two $2,500 scholarships annually in collaboration with Locomotive Engineers and Conductors Mutual Protective Association (LECMA). The two $2,500 scholarships are…

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Winter 2017 Legislative Report

Winter 2017 Legislative Report By Kathleen Bisbikis, National 2nd Vice President, National Legislative Rep., BLET Auxiliary Below are some of the most recent news items that affect all of us. Please feel free to share these with your local auxiliary. If you have information you would like to share with me for future updates, please…

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Autumn Legislative Update

By Kathleen Bisbikis, National 2nd Vice President, National Legislative Rep, BLET Auxiliary Below are some of the most recent news items that affect all of us. Please feel free to share these with your local auxiliary. If you have information you would like to share with me for future updates, please send it to me…

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Ask Senators to VOTE NO on Graham-Cassidy Healthcare Proposal

Following is a message from the BLET Mobilization Team regarding the current “Graham-Cassidy” legislation the Senate is trying to fast track through the process. Time is of the essence as the Senate is required by the reconciliation process to pass this bill by September 30, 2017. All Auxiliary members, BLET members (active and retired), and…

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