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Child celebrates her 35th year as a BLE staff employee

Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers recently marked the 35th anniversary of employee Betty Child, who serves as secretary and administrative assistant to U.S. National Legislative Representative Raymond Holmes. She's served in BLE's Washington, D.C., office since 1968.

"On behalf of the 59,000 men and woman of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers, I thank Betty Child for her years of dedicated service and valuable contributions to our organization," said BLE International President Don Hahs in a prepared statement.

Since August 1968, Child has served under 10 BLE international presidents, beginning with Perry Heath.

In 1998, she became the first woman selected as an honorary BLE member by a unanimous advisory board vote. Honorary membership recognizes people "who've made an extremely valuable contribution to the cause of railroading in general, and/or to the cause of the craft of the locomotive engineer," according to the union.

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