It is necessary to maintain continuous to maintain continuous good standing in the BLET whether running for office or casting votes. It is required to be in good standing for two years prior to running for office or the current for the month the vote is cast. Following is some information on what to do.
Dues are usually paid automatically thru paycheck deductions the last half of the month to be applied to the following month. (for example: if dues are pulled out for the last half of April then those dues are applied to the month of May) If you do not have any working tickets for the last half of the month then union dues are unable to be paid by paycheck deduction and must be submitted personally. If you are sick, laid off, dismissed from service or on military leave for the entire month you can pay at a reduced rate noted below.
The best and easiest way to pay your dues is by using the "Direct Payers Portal" found on the BLET National Site in the Members Area. You will have to set up an account for both the BLET National Site and the Direct Payer Portal. Once setup you would pay the amount applicable to you listed below.
If unable to use the Direct Payers Portal, you can mail your dues to:
Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen
Accounting Dept. - Direct Dues Payment
7061 East Pleasant Valley Road
Independence, OH 44131
**Dues and assessments for members who do not have same deducted from their payroll by the employer must be paid via check or the electronic financial transaction method selected by the National Secretary-Treasurer: they are due and payable on or before the first day of the month for which they apply, and are delinquent after the last business day of the same month.** Contact your Local Division S/T for any questions
Current full rate is $137.50
Reduced rate is: letter from the National Division
For Engineers: $7.33
For Trainmen: $7.03
For Students: $6.09
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