Media Kit » Try RailPrime™ Today! »
Progressive Railroading
Newsletter Sign Up
Stay updated on news, articles and information for the rail industry

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

View Current Digital Issue »


Rail News Home Labor


Rail News: Labor

BLE, carriers' committee reach tentative agreement


Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers recently reached a tentative agreement with the National Carriers' Conference Committee of the National Railway Labor Conference, which represents 32 U.S. railroads, including five Class Is.

The tentative agreement covers work rules, wages and health care, but terms weren't disclosed pending ratification, BLE officials said in a prepared statement.

BLE officials plan to discuss contract terms at a meeting in Cleveland on Oct. 21.

Including the tentative pact, U.S. roads now have reached labor agreements covering about 90 percent of their total workforce.

Contact Progressive Railroading editorial staff.

More News from 10/10/2003