September 30, 2014

First contract for Illinois Central yardmasters

UTU-represented yardmasters employed by Canadian National Railway’s Illinois Central Railroad have ratified their first collective bargaining agreement. The four-year agreement, reached following mediation assistance by the National Mediation Board, provides for hourly wage increases, coverage under the UTU National Health Care Plan, a signing bonus and wage parity for all yardmasters. Negotiations were led by [...]

Ga. & Fla. shortline members voting on new pact

Turner UTU-represented maintenance-of-way employees on Georgia & Florida Railway are voting through Sept. 22 on a tentative new agreement — their first since voting “UTU, yes.” Negotiations were led by UTU International Vice President Paul Tibbit and UTU General Chairperson Doyle Turner (GO 347). Turner heads the UTU’s shortline outreach program. “This tentative agreement, as [...]

IC yardmasters have tentative pact

UTU-represented yardmasters employed by Canadian National Railway’s Illinois Central Railroad have reached a new tentative agreement following mediation assistance from the National Mediation Board. A March tentative agreement was rejected by the membership, which will now vote, through Sept. 15, on the new tentative pact. Negotiations were led by UTU International Vice President Paul Tibbit [...]

Western Rail Road members ratify new pact

Turner Train, engine and mechanical forces represented by the UTU on shortline Western Rail Road in Texas have ratified a new agreement reached with mediation assistance from the National Mediation Board. Negotiations were led by UTU Vice President Paul Tibbit and UTU General Chairperson Doyle Turner (GO 347), who heads the UTU’s shortline outreach program. [...]

Texas shortline pact out for ratification vote

Train, engine and mechanical forces represented by the UTU on shortline Western Rail Road in Texas are voting on a tentative new agreement reached with mediation assistance from the National Mediation Board. An October tentative agreement was rejected by affected members, leading to participation of the NMB in this renewed round of negotiations. Affected members will be [...]

MOW workers on M&NA shortline ratify first pact

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Turner UTU-represented maintenance-of-way employees on Missouri & North Arkansas Railroad, who chose the UTU as their bargaining representative in January, have ratified their first collective bargaining agreement. UTU Alternate Vice President Doyle Turner, who assisted with the negotiations, said these members now will join with other UTU-represented shortline employees in achieving “parity in wages, benefits [...]

Another organizing victory for UTU

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In its latest organizing victory, the UTU now represents maintenance-of-way employees on Missouri & North Arkansas Railroad, a RailAmerica property. Contract negotiations, led by UTU Alternate Vice President Doyle Turner, will begin shortly. Turner heads the UTU’s shortline outreach program. Rich Ross, the UTU’s director of organizing, and International organizer Mike Lewis were commended by [...]

UTU reaches tentative agreement with Texas shortline

DITTLINGER, Texas — The UTU has reached a tentative collective bargaining agreement with shortline Western Rail Road on behalf of train, engine and mechanical workers who now will vote on ratification. The negotiations were led by UTU General Chairperson Doyle Turner (GO 347), who heads the UTU’s shortline outreach program. Western Rail Road employees selected [...]