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BLET-represented engineers sign contract with Tacoma Rail


Locomotive engineers represented by the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen (BLET) recently signed a new five-year contract with Tacoma Rail.

Retroactive to July 1, 2012, the agreement covers 20 locomotive engineers. The contract contains a signing bonus, significant improvements to wages and paid time off, and health and welfare benefits equal to other city workers in Tacoma, Wash., BLET officials said in a press release.

BLET's Division 238 in Tacoma represents members from both BNSF Railway Co. and Tacoma Rail, which serves the Port of Tacoma and interchanges with BNSF and Union Pacific Railroad.

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