The BLET is urging that locomotive engine air brakes be inspected at the standard 1,500 mile limit instead of the 2,600 limit that the AAR is petitioning for.
Hazmat training will begin in November, 2016, for members of the Teamsters Rail Conference (members of the BMWED and BLET).
CNN reported that Amtrak will receive funding from the Department of Transportation to benefit Northeast Corridor.
By a 91 percent majority, approximately 200 members of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen ratified a new two-year contract agreement with SEPTA in late May 2016.
BLET members recently ratified an 8 1/2 year contract with New Jersey Transit covering 400 locomotive engineers, assistant locomotive engineers and trainees.
BMWED/SMART-Mechanical Coalition recently held national negotiations with the National Carriers' Conference Committee.
James R. Hoffa Memorial Scholarship winner Dr. Christine Haas, the daughter of a BLET member, spoke at the Teamsters Convention.
Teamsters convention delegates passed a safety rail resolution that urged implementation of positive train control, the requirement of two-man crews on all trains and other provisions.