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The CR/SAA CSX North GCA comprises 13 Local Divisions representing over 700 members of the BLET as follows:

-Division 1 (Detroit, Michigan) CR/SAA

-Division 3(Cleveland, Ohio) CSX

-Division 46(Selkirk,New York) CSX

-Division 63 (West Springfield, Mass.) CSX

-Division 157 (Jersey City, NJ) CR/SAA

-Division 169 (Dewitt (E.Syracuse) NY) CSX

-Division 227 (Massena/Watertown, NY) CSX

-Division 235 (Union City, NJ) CSX

-Division 382 (Buffalo, NY) CSX

-Division 387(Camden, NJ) CR/SAA

-Division 421 (Buffalo, NY) CSX

-Division 439 (Boston, Mass.) CSX

-Division 601(NJCT) CR/SAA

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Urgent: Act Now On Two-Person Train Crews, Mexican Cross-Border Issue!
Posted On: Jul 26, 2019

Please see the attached information from the BLET National Division regarding 2 person crew bills and the use of foreign crews from Mexico in the US.

The Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen (BLET) is urging all members
to contact their Representatives and Senators in Congress to support the union’s two most
pressing legislative issues: two-person train crews and foreign crews operating trains into
the United States at the southern U.S./Mexican border.
In mid-July, 15 BLET State Legislative Board Chairmen came to Washington D.C. to
join BLET Vice President and National Legislative Representative John Tolman,
Director of Legislative and Political Affairs Bob Hagan and Director of Regulatory
Affairs Vince Verna to lobby on Capitol Hill. The BLET representatives discussed these
two vital issues with members of the U.S. House of Representatives and United States
Senate.
Two-Person Crews
We urge you to support the efforts of the past week by contacting your U.S. member of
Congress in your Congressional District, as well as both of your U.S. Senators, to support
the Safe Freight Act H.R. 1748 in the House (introduced by Don Young, R-AK) and S.
1979 in the Senate (introduced by Ed Markey-D-MA). These bills have appeal to both
parties and seek to put a certified Engineer and certified Conductor on freight trains in the
U.S.
Copies of the bills can be found at www.congress.gov:
House version: https://bit.ly/2JH7l5O
Senate version: https://bit.ly/2JHkpYR
To find your Member of Congress or Senator’s contact information, please visit:
https://www.house.gov or https://www.senate.gov

Cross-Border Rail Operations
A bill just introduced in the House of Representatives, H.R. 3896
(https://bit.ly/2SywNNz), would amend Title 49, United States Code, “to provide that
only citizens or nationals of the United States may operate trains within the United States
that originate in Mexico.” Please tell your Representatives and Senators about this
important issue and ask them to support our efforts by co-sponsoring H.R. 3896, which
was introduced by Rep. Dan Lipinski (D-IL), Chairman of the Railroad Subcommittee
and co-sponsored by Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA).
“These are issues of high importance to the BLET,” National President Dennis R. Pierce
said. “I urge all BLET members and their families to build on the momentum generated
in the past week by taking a few minutes to call your members of Congress on these two
vital issues. Please help us to protect our jobs, our craft and our future.”
Stay tuned for updates on the issues as they develop in Washington D.C.


October 14, 2019
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