Hotel deadline is August 26 for 2018 BLET Fourth National Convention

INDEPENDENCE Ohio, August 23 — Delegates, visitors and other guests planning to attend the Fourth National Convention of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen (BLET) later this year are advised that hotel reservations must be made by 5:00 p.m. PDT on Sunday, August 26, 2018. The convention will be held at the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. After that deadline passes, all guest rooms in the BLET block will be returned to the Rio for re-sale and the BLET will no longer be able to guarantee room availability. Additionally, rooms that may be available after that date cannot be booked with the BLET discounted convention rate.

In early July, the BLET National Division launched a 2018 convention website to help with the registration process, which can be found here: https://bletconvention.org.

Finally, delegates and BLET Secretary-Treasurers are reminded that credentials must be signed and returned to the National Division no later than Friday, August 24, 2018. The Delegate credential cards were mailed to the Division Secretary-Treasurers on July 30, 2018.

The BLET’s Fourth National Convention will convene at the Rio in Las Vegas from Monday, October 1, 2018, through Thursday, October 4, 2018. Delegate registration begins on Sunday, September 29. Approximately 500 delegates will represent nearly 37,000 active locomotive engineers and trainmen throughout the United States. They will be charged with nominating candidates for National Division office, analyzing and voting on changes to the Brotherhood’s bylaws, and various other important duties.