April 24, 2014

LS&I employees approve five year deal

SMART Transportation Division-represented train and engine workers employed by Lake Superior and Ishpeming Railroad Company have ratified a new five-year agreement by an overwhelming 89 percent majority. The agreement provides for substantial wage increases equal to the 2011 national UTU agreement, including percentage increases to crew consist payments, full back-pay and increases in training pay. [...]

UTU bus negotiations top list of priorities

By Vic Baffoni Vice President, Bus Department Negotiations for improved wages, benefits and working conditions are Bus Department priorities in 2008. Negotiations are underway in Locals 710 (Newark, N.J.), 1589 (New Brunswick, N.J.) and 1670 (Laredo, Texas). Agreements held by six other locals expire this year: Local 1582 (Albany, N.Y.) in April; Locals 172 (Darby, [...]