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BLET, Wheeling & Lake Erie reach tentative deals


The Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen (BLET) reached two tentative agreements with the Wheeling & Lake Erie Railway, the union announced yesterday.

One agreement covers 150 locomotive engineers and the other, trainmen. The proposals govern work rules, rates of pay, health and welfare issues for 75 engineers and 75 trainmen, according to a BLET press release.

Ballots and instructions for voting have been mailed to active members. Voting will conclude Oct. 25.

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