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8/20/2007



Rail News: Labor

UTU, White Pass & Yukon Route ratify four-year contract



United Transportation Union-represented employees recently ratified a four-year agreement with the White Pass & Yukon Route Railroad that includes a year of retroactive pay and staves off major rule changes.

The previous contract expired Dec. 31, 2005; the railroad and union had been negotiating an agreement since January 2006.

A tourist railroad, the White Pass & Yukon Route logged 431,000 passengers during the May-to-September 2006 tourism season. The railroad operates 67.5 route miles between Skagway, Alaska, and Carcross, Yukon.


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