Lunenburg, Massachusetts
    DIVISION 191 
  Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen


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“The Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen exists to promote and protect the rights, interests, and safety of its members through solidarity, aggressive representation, and education.”


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STB: U.S. Class Is employed fewer people in November

As of mid-November, Class Is employed 133,225 people, down 1 percent from mid-October's level and down 10.58 percent from November 2018's count, according to Surface Transportation Board (STB) data. All six workforce categories posted month-to-month employment decreases. They were: executives, officials and staff assistants, down 0.31 percent to 7,629 employees; professional and administrative, down 0.83 percent to 10,910; maintenance of way and structures, down 0.28 percent to 31,242; maintenance of equipment and stores, down 1.72 percent to 23,370; transportation (other than train and engine), down 0.35 percent to 5,438; and transportation (train and engine), down 1.31 percent to 54,636. On a year-over-year basis, the category of transportation (train and engine) was down 13.66 percent.

The Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen (BLET) is a Division of the Rail Conference of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters (IBT). The BLET is the senior national labor organization in the United States and also North America's oldest rail labor union. The BLET is marking its 150th anniversary in 2013 and was founded in Marshall, Mich. on May 8, 1863, as the Brotherhood of the Footboard; a year later, its name was changed to The Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers. The BLE merged with the International Brotherhood of Teamsters and became the BLET on January 1, 2004.