For whatever reason excessive garbage has been piling up at Dover Yard. You are cautioned to be aware of the possible health hazards that accompany the mound of garbage. Garbage attracts raccoons, rats and other animals. Rats have been know to be the cause of the plague. The Center of Disease Control (CDC) prevention tips below are available for download. If you feel your safety is compromised please call your local chairman for further advice.
July 27, 2017
Dear Brothers and sisters
There has been talk circulating around the property that NJT has contacted Amtrak and Metro North requesting assistance by supplying engineers to operate our trains. I have confirmed this to be true. I have contacted our National office in Cleveland and I am awaiting a determination on whether this is considered to be a major contract violation. If it is a major violation severe action can be taken. If anyone sees an engineer from another carrier operating NJT equipment. Contact a division officer immediately. I will keep you up to date on any information I receive. STAND STRONG!!
James P. Brown
General Chairman BLET NJT
Dear Brothers and Sisters,
As you know the BLET GCA met with the carrier yesterday regarding the recent annulment of trains. The GCA position is the carrier has been negligent in their hiring practices. Several options to correct the manpower shortage were discussed but nothing was finalized. The BLET is awaiting dates for next week to continue talks. When I receive more information I will pass it along to the membership.
James P. Brown