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.




railPrime
View Current Digital Issue »


RAIL EMPLOYMENT & NOTICES



Rail News Home Labor

7/7/2004



Rail News: Labor

UTU-represented Rochester & Southern workers weigh ratification of five-year pact


advertisement


On July 17, the United Transportation Union will count ballots submitted by about 35 Rochester & Southern Railroad Inc. workers, who are voting on a tentative five-year agreement. Ballots were mailed June 26.

If ratified, the contract will be the first in three years covering the short line's conductors, engineers, maintenance-of-way and clerical employees, signalmen and mechanical workers, said UTU General Chairperson Dave Murphy in a prepared statement. A previous two-year contract expired on Dec. 31, 2002.

Expiring Dec. 31, 2007, the new contract — which includes annual wage increases, and health and welfare benefit improvements — would be retroactive to Jan. 1, 2003.

Owned and operated by Genesee & Wyoming Inc., and part of the short-line holding company's New York/Pennsylvania Region, the 106-mile Rochester & Southern Railroad interchanges with CSX Transportation, Norfolk Southern Railway, Canadian National Railway Co. and Canadian Pacific Railway.


Contact Progressive Railroading editorial staff.

More News from 7/7/2004