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The Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen (BLET) yesterday announced it scored an organizing victory at Texas-Pacifico Transportation Ltd., where 25 train and engine-service workers voted in favor of making the union their collective bargaining representative.The National Mediation Board certified the election results yesterday. The union plans to begin contract negotiations with Texas-Pacifico management as quickly as possible, said BLET President Dennis Pierce in a press release."The best way to respond to the confidence shown by our new Texas-Pacifico members is to help them realize the goals they identified in their first-ever collective bargaining agreement," he said.Texas-Pacifico provides service on 380 miles of state of Texas-owned track between San Angelo Junction and Alpine Junction, and from Paisano Junction to an international bridge near Presidio. The short line interchanges with the BNSF Railway Co., Union Pacific Railroad, Ferromex and the Fort Worth & Western Railroad. For more information about Texas-Pacifico, follow this link to read an article that appeared in Progressive Railroading's July 2013 issue.
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