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BMWE to poll members on proposed Teamsters merger


Brotherhood of Maintenance of Way Employes (BMWE) is preparing a survey designed to generate feedback from members on a proposed merger with International Brotherhood of Teamsters (IBT).

The survey will enable BMWE and IBT to determine the probable outcome of a merger vote, according to a prepared statement.

Although the survey won't be completed and mailed to members until late September or early October, BMWE plans to begin negotiating merger-agreement terms with IBT.

Before announcing the proposed IBT marriage Sept. 8, BMWE considered mergers with United Steelworkers of America and International Union of Operating Engineers.

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