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CSXT, BLET agree on tentative five-year pact

Last week, CSX Transportation and the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen (BLET) reached a tentative five-year agreement covering more than 5,000 engineers that includes a combined wage and performance bonus package.

The pact — which would extend a CSXT agreement that BLET members ratified in April 2007 — calls for 16 percent general wage increases beginning on Jan. 1, 2010. The pact also would enable CSXT engineers to remain eligible for bonuses that link a portion of their compensation to the Class I’s financial performance.

The BLET mailed ratification information and ballots to members last week, and plans to tabulate votes on Sept. 10.

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