Railroads reach union agreement


Contract will allow 3 to 7% raises per yr for 5 yrs–total 24% compounded.

“The board also recommended five $1,000 annual bonuses and an additional paid day off.”

Nine of 12 unions still to decide.

Cooling off period ends September 16

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CSX reaches agreement for sick leave with two unions.


“Under the agreement with the BMWED, effective Jan. 1 and every year after, each CSX maintenance-of-way employee will receive four paid sick days on an annual basis, with the ability to take up to three personal leave days per year for paid sick time off.”

“The agreements were reached with the Brotherhood of Maintenance of Way Employes Division (BMWED), which represents engineering employees, and the Brotherhood of Railway Carmen (BRC), which represents mechanical workers, CSX officials said in a press release.”