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10/16/2001



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BLE to represent a second short line


Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers Oct. 15 became the collective bargaining representative for a second short line this year.
Meridian Southern Railway Co. chose BLE per election results released by National Mediation Board.
In August, workers of The Indiana & Ohio Rail System — a RailAmerica Inc. subsidiary — selected BLE as the short line's collective bargaining representative.
"There are approximately 60,000 employees in the short-line industry working without union contracts, and they deserve a better standard of living," said BLE International President Don Hahs in a prepared statement


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