Come by and see us at our table at each of the Regional Meetings in St. Louis, MO. and Clearwater FL.  Everyone is welcome to come and join us during our informative open meetings on Tuesday of each week from 1:30 until 5:00.  Hope to see you there.

To Join or NOT to Join, that IS the Question? by National Secretary, Anita J. Caruso

By Admin | February 1, 2007

I hope this time of year finds everyone in good spirits, as it is with many fond and not so fond memories, that I write this article. I’m going to…

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Legislative Update February 2007

By Admin | February 1, 2007

Amtrak On January 16, Senators Frank R. Lautenberg (D-NJ) and Trent Lott (R-MS) introduced S. 294, a bill that would authorize $11.4 billion for Amtrak over six years. The bill…

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Legislative Update January 2007

By Admin | January 1, 2007

H.R. 5483 – Railroad Retirement Disability Earnings Act             In the waning hours of the 109th Congress, the Senate passed H.R. 5483 by voice vote on December 9, 2006.  President Bush signed…

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Legislative Update December 2006

By Sereena Hogan | December 29, 2006

H.R. 5483             The assurance by Senator’s Enzi’s office that H.R. 5483, the Railroad Retirement Disability Earnings Act, would be considered in the lame duck session following the mid-term elections seems…

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HOLIDAYS ON THE RAILROAD by Kathy Yambra, Alternate National Treasurer

By Admin | December 1, 2006

Yes, it’s that time again.  The Holiday Season is here.  Everyone is stressing over not having enough time, enough money, and whether or not their railroad spouse will be home for the…

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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 Admin | 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 Admin | 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 Admin | 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 Admin | 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 Admin | 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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