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Amtrak, 10 unions OK tentative labor pacts


Amtrak and several unions have reached tentative labor agreements after 15 months of negotiations.

The Brotherhood of Maintenance of Way Employes Division and the Brotherhood of Railroad Signalmen as a coalition reached a tentative agreement for a seven-year contract that calls for a 28.5% general wage increase retroactive to 2022, BMWED officials said in a press release.

The tentative agreement will be sent to the unions' members over the next three weeks for ratification with a vote count scheduled for April 12.

The Shop-Craft Coalition, made up of eight unions, also reached a tentative agreement with Amtrak. The coalition includes Sheet Metal, Air, Rail and Transportation Workers-Mechanical Department (SMART-TD), Brotherhood of Railway Carmen, National Conference of Firemen and Oilers SEIU 32BJ, International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers, Transport Workers Union, American Railway Airline Supervisor Association, International Brotherhood of Boilermakers and Transportation Communications Union.

Terms of that tentative agreement were not disclosed. The unions' membership will vote on ratification in the coming weeks, SMART-MD officials said in a press release.