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UTU, EJ&E ratify new agreement for yardmasters and hostlers


Elgin, Joliet and Eastern yardmasters and hostlers represented by the United Transportation Union recently ratified new six-year agreements.

The contracts include annual wage increases and back pay, 401(k) retirement plans, and disability insurance and prior rights. The agreements also increase life insurance and place members under the national railroad health and welfare program, which includes dental and vision coverage, as well as early retirement major medical coverage.

In September, UTU-represented brakemen, conductors and yardmen employed by the CN subsidiary also ratified a new agreement.

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