|Text on Button||MEMBER ◇ BROTHERHOOD OF LOCOMOTIVE FIREMEN AND ENGINEMEN ORGANIZED DEC. 1 1873|
At center, a trisected triangle in green, red, and white, two with eagle-like symbols and one with a shield shape inside on a yellow circle surrounded by a white then green outer circles with black and white text, respectively.
Founded in 1873 as the Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen, the named changed in 1907 to include railroad engineers. Though it started as a society, it gradually became a trade union, and in 1969 they merged with three other rail labor organizations to become the United Transportation Union. The BLF was at its largest in 1919, with over 116,0000 members.