August 21, 2014

Chicago Rail Link employees get six-year deal

Trainmen and engineers represented by the SMART Transportation Division and employed by Chicago Rail Link have ratified a new six-year agreement, with 95 percent of the affected employees voting in favor of the deal. The agreement provides for annual wage increases with full back-pay, retoractive to Oct. 1, 2010; limits employee health and welfare contributions [...]

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 [...]

UTU reaches tentative agreement on Georgia shortline

Doyle Turner ATLANTA — The UTU has reached a tentative agreement on behalf of train and engine workers employed by Fulton County Railway, a 20-mile-long OmniTrax-owned shortline on the west side of Atlanta. The shortline operates over CSX-owned track, serving warehouse and light manufacturing companies in an industrial park.  The Fulton County Railway train and [...]