December 22, 2014

Former Local 911 Chairperson Fred Croes Jr. dies

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Retired former Local 911 (Minneapolis) Chairperson Fred J. Croes Jr., 78, a mentor to many United Transportation Union and SMART Transportation Division officers in the Upper Midwest, died Nov. 12 of natural causes. Croes was born May 18, 1936, in St. Paul, Minn. At age 18, he joined the former UTU predecessor Brotherhood of Railroad [...]

UTU reaches agreement with Progressive Rail

MINNEAPOLIS — The United Transportation Union and Progressive Rail have finalized a first-time collective bargaining agreement for Progressive Rail train and engine workers represented by the UTU. Progressive Rail is a shortline with four locations around Minneapolis, interchanging with major railroads. UTU International Vice President John Previsich, who assisted in the negotiations – aided by [...]