The year 2024 is shaping up to be a busy one for the BLET and its members. The National Division will host two regional meetings, while the BLET Education & Training Department will offer numerous opportunities for officer training. Members will have a chance to get even more involved in the union when Triennial Elections for Local Division offices begin in September. Please mark your calendars for these important meetings and events coming up in 2024:

  • February 3: First anniversary of the derailment in East Palestine, Ohio
  • Week of February 26: Workshop for Secretary-Treasurers who file LM-2 reports, National Division Headquarters
  • March 1: Deadline for dependents of BLET members to apply for James R. Hoffa Memorial Scholarships
  • March 20: National General Chairmen’s Association meeting, National Division Headquarters
  • May 28-29: National Association of State Legislative Board Chairmen meeting, Columbus, Ohio
  • Week of June 3: Western Regional Meeting, Kansas City, Missouri
  • Week of July 29: Eastern Regional Meeting, Washington, D.C.
  • September: Triennial Division Election cycle begins with the nomination of candidates at the first Division meeting in September
  • October: Open enrollment for the 2025 Plan Year Health FSA program
  • November 5: Presidential Election
  • December: Division Elections at the first Division meeting in December

The BLET’s Education & Training Department will conduct training classes at the regional meetings in Kansas City and Washington, D.C. Several additional workshops are planned for 2024, but dates have not been finalized. A tentative list of in-person classes and times are as follows:

  • General Chairman workshop (April)
  • Legislative Representative workshop (Early June)
  • Local Chairman workshop (Spring/Summer)
  • Secretary-Treasurer workshop (Spring or Fall)