Legislative Update May 2007

By Admin | May 1, 2007

LIMBO TIME HAS BECOME A MAJOR ISSUE – SEIZE THE MOMENT AND CONTACT YOUR CONGRESSMEN NOW DURING EASTER RECESS! All Auxiliary and BLET members are encouraged to contact their members…

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Legislative Update May 2007

By Admin | May 1, 2007

Federal Rail Safety Improvement Act of 2007, H.R. 2095 For the first time in a very long time, it looks like some of the safety issues we’ve been fighting to…

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Marriage and the Railroad – Not a Match Made in Heaven by Becky Schneider

By Admin | April 1, 2007

On a typical day, you are trying to decide what to make for dinner—that is, if your husband is lucky enough to be home.  He checks the lineup and tells you…

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Legislative Update April 2007

By Admin | April 1, 2007

LIMBO TIME HAS BECOME A MAJOR ISSUE – SEIZE THE MOMENT AND CONTACT YOUR CONGRESSMEN NOW DURING EASTER RECESS! All Auxiliary and BLET members are encouraged to contact their members…

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Legislative Update March 2007

By Admin | March 1, 2007

Website Legislative Update for March   Tentative Agreement on National Contract On February 28, the Rail Labor Bargaining Coalition (RLBC), comprised of seven rail labor unions, including the BLET, reached…

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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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