Our office has received some calls concerning the new pay rates that went into effect today. The main concern is that monetary totals reflected on today’s tie-ups do not reflect the newly increased rates.
We have spoken to Payroll. The answer: Today is when the Official Payroll closes for the previous half. Once that closing occurs, the new increased rates can then be recognized by the computer system going forward. Starting sometime tomorrow you should then see the increased rates.
Payroll has also given us assurances that any slip(s) submitted today, Thursday, December 1st will be manually corrected over the course of the next few days to reflect the increased rates.
Payroll states today should be the only day that members will experience the rates between “old” and “new” being out of sync.
Steve S. 509-570-8065
2022 BLET Retirement Delay Incentive (Former GN NP SPS CBQ) signed
This is a retention payment for Engineers who can retire while they continue to fire Engineers who have years left to work. The world is officially upside down.
INDEPENDENCE, Ohio, November 4 — On October 31, 2022, contract ratification ballots, instructions, and a synopsis of the agreement were mailed to approximately 24,000 members of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen for voting on the tentative national agreement. Voting will conclude on Sunday, November 20, at 11:59 p.m. ET.
Eligible members who have not received a contract ratification ballot by Wednesday, November 9, should request a replacement by calling the BLET National Division at (216) 241-2630, ext. 222. When connected with the extension, please leave the following information:
- your name, address and phone number;
- the division to which you belong;
- the railroad for which you work;
- the date you were promoted to locomotive engineer;
- your date of birth;
- the last four digits of your Social Security number; and
- your email address.
All contract ratification replacement ballots will be distributed via email. Therefore, members who do not leave a voicemail with their email address will not receive a contract ratification replacement ballot.
Members should remember that the contract ratification ballot replacement process is different than the Election of Officers ballot replacement process.
To download a copy of the tentative national agreement and the agreed upon Question & Answer document, please go to the BLET website and click on the “Members” link at the top:
A password is required to login. Members may have to complete a brief registration process in order to establish an account.
Additional information regarding the current round of national contract negotiations is available in the public area of the BLET website: