September 2, 2014

Two new rail agreements ratified

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Wier Two new UTU negotiated rail agreements have been ratified by members. UTU-represented trainmen and engineers employed by Evansville & Western Railroad overwhelmingly ratified a new five-year agreement, while UTU-represented trainmen and engineers employed by Iowa Interstate Railroad ratified a new six-year agreement.      The Evansville & Western agreement provides for substantial wage increases with full back-pay, [...]

DOT ‘hero’ awards to 2 Amtrak conductors

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Heroism has no timetable, no expectation, no formula. It is displayed instantaneously and accompanied only by rare courage. Enter, center stage, two UTU heroes – Amtrak conductors Richard d’Alessandro and Loxie Sanders – a couple of regular rails, represented by the UTU and seemingly little different than neighbors down the street. Their time of extreme [...]