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Legislative Update November 2006

By Sereena Hogan | November 29, 2006

H.R. 5483 The American Association of Railroads (AAR – composed of the Class I Carriers) used their influence with Senator Enzi (R-WY) to have a Senate hold put on H.R.…

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Legislative Update October 2006

By Sereena Hogan | October 29, 2006

H.R. 5483, the Railroad Retirement Disability Earnings Act of 2006, passed the House on the 27th of September and was forwarded to the Senate on the following day.  Politics were being…

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Make Your Vote Count on November 7th! by Becky B. Schneider, National President, BLET Auxiliary

By William Wallace | October 1, 2006

With every election comes the call to exercise your right to vote.  Once again, we are at a pivotal point in our nation’s history to restore the balance and representation our…

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BLET Auxiliary Educates in Various Ways by Mabel Grotzinger

By William Wallace | September 1, 2006

I don’t believe that changing our name from the GIA to the BLETA is really that big of a change.  We are basically the same organization, the same people, we just…

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Goodbye GIA, Hello BLET Auxiliary by Becky Schneider, President BLET Auxiliary

By William Wallace | July 1, 2006

“So if you’re tired of the same old story, turn some pages, (we) will be here when you are ready, to roll with the changes.”  – REO Speedwagon circa 1978 While I was growing…

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Embracing the Future One Member at a Time by Onita Wayland, International President

By William Wallace | May 1, 2006

Over 118 years ago, the GIA to BLE came about as a result of a recognized need to organize the various groups of railroad wives, which met informally around the…

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Legislative Issues Should Matter To Us All by Becky Schneider, 1st Vice President/US National Legislative Rep. Grand International Auxiliary

By William Wallace | April 1, 2006

National and state legislative developments have a profound effect on the policies and operation of every industry in today’s modern world. Staying in touch with legislation that impacts the Railroad…

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Mobilization: A plan that works! by Sereena Hogan, 3rd International Vice-President Grand International Auxiliary

By William Wallace | February 1, 2006

Surely by now most of us have at least heard the term “mobilization” used in connection with the BLET, and are aware that the GIA has a Mobilization Program as…

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Patience and caring during the holiday season by Mary Anna Mullins. Chaplain Grand International Auxiliary

By William Wallace | December 1, 2005

As a young person growing up in the country, my father’s work permitted him to always be home every night and all holidays. I attended school in town, and crossed…

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Working to Preserve Everything We’re Thankful For by Pat Murphy, 2nd Vice President/Asst. US National Legislative Rep. Grand International Auxiliary

By William Wallace | November 1, 2005

If you have been reading the articles that have preceded this one in the GIA Dialogue series, then you already have a good sense of what the GIA is all…

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If it happens all the time, then the problem needs to be fixed by Mabel Grotzinger, Vice President Grand International Auxiliary

By William Wallace | October 1, 2005

“Life is what happens to you while you’re busy making plans.” – John Lennon Life comes at you fast sometimes. My husband and I were planning for retirement a few…

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Advice From a Seasoned GIA Spouse: “Get Involved” By Sereena Hogan, 3rd International Vice President

By William Wallace | August 1, 2005

In last month’s issue, Mabel Grotzinger did a fine job of outlining the challenges and frustrations involved when your spouse is employed by the railroad. In keeping with Mabel’s promise…

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