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BLE, Teamsters put merger-process procedures in place


Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and International Brotherhood of Teamsters July 25 reached a procedural agreement governing the unions' proposed merger through ratification.

The unions established a merger committee, comprising BLE International President Don Hahs and Teamsters General President James Hoffa as co-chairs, and four subcommittees covering constitution and bylaws, legislative issues, finance, and Canada. The unions plan to appoint subcommittee members in a few days.

The merger committee over the next six months is expected to produce a merger agreement and bylaws that would establish BLE as a rail conference
within Teamsters. Once a merger agreement is reached (likely sometime in early 2003), BLE and Teamsters plan to present it to members for a ratification vote.

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