April 23, 2014

Tentative pact for Great Lakes flight attendants

A tentative four-year agreement covering flight attendants employed by Great Lakes Airlines and represented by UTU Local 40 has been negotiated with the carrier. The agreement has been circulated for ratification, with votes to be counted May 17. The UTU represents some 300 flight attendants and pilots on this regional airline based in Cheyenne, Wyo., [...]

New UTU agreement on S. Florida Tri-Rail

MIAMI — A tentative agreement between Veolia Transportation — operator of South Florida Tri-Rail — and the UTU has been reached, covering both sides of the locomotive cab. The agreement now goes to members for ratification, with the vote count scheduled May 9. The tentative agreement includes pay increases retroactive to July 1, 2010, an [...]

York Railway agreement gains 100% ratification

YORK, Pa. — UTU-represented trainmen, engineers and carmen employed by York Railway have ratified new collective bargaining agreements, with 100 percent of the membership voting in favor of contracts retroactive to Jan. 1, 2010 and extending through Dec. 31, 2014. The agreements provide for full back pay, wage increases, parity for carmen who qualified as [...]

The danger of a ‘no’ vote on the agreement

Brothers and Sisters: In a few weeks, the tentative national rail agreement with the major carriers on wages, rules and working conditions will be distributed to affected members for a ratification vote. The negotiating committee recommends a “yes” vote, and on March 25 — before the mailing of the agreement — general chairpersons representing members [...]