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5/23/2005



Rail News: Labor

Two Anacostia & Pacific short lines settle contracts with the BLET



The Louisville & Indiana Railroad Co. (L&I) recently reached its first-ever agreement with the Teamsters Rail Conference’s Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen (BLET).

The three-year pact increases overtime pay, improves benefits, and includes a grievance procedure to address wage issues and a discipline policy.

In May 2004, the BLET won the right to organize the 106-mile short line, which is owned by Anacostia & Pacific Company Inc. (A&P). The L&I intechanges with Canadian Pacific Railway’s Soo Line Railroad, CSX Transportation, Norfolk Southern Corp. and the Paducah & Louisville Railway Inc.

Meanwhile, A&P’s Pacific Harbor Line Inc. (PHL) also recently reached an agreement with the BLET.

The four-year contract increases basic wage rates, introduces overtime pay, provides a signing bonus and improves benefits.

PHL provides switching services to customers at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, Calif., and dispatches all BNSF Railway Co. and Union Pacific Railroad trains at the ports.


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