Union Spotlight: AFL-CIO Affiliate Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen (BLET)
NATCA continues to highlight our union sisters and brothers in AFL-CIO affiliated unions. Today we thank and recognize our siblings of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen (BLET), who will celebrate the union’s 160th anniversary next year and are the oldest labor union in North America.
BLET represents union members who work as locomotive engineers, conductors, brakemen, firemen, switchmen, hostlers and other train service employees on numerous railroads in the United States. The BLET’s total membership is more than 57,000. In January, BLET joined the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD), America’s largest coalition of transportation labor unions.
Learn more about the history of BLET here: https://ble-t.org/history/