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11/20/2007



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Poll: TCU members would support proposed Amtrak strike



The Transportation Communications Union (TCU) recently announced its members would support a proposed strike against Amtrak if a Presidential Emergency Board is not appointed before the Dec. 1 strike deadline.

Union leadership at the national intercity passenger railroad "look forward to supporting and participating in any work action that may be required in order to bring a fair agreement with Amtrak,” according to TCU.

In late October, the National Mediation Board released Amtrak and eight unions from statutory mediation, and the parties began a 30-day cooling-off period on Nov. 1. In addition to TCU, the national intercity passenger railroad is seeking agreements with the Brotherhood of Maintenance of Way Employes, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Brotherhood of Railroad Signalmen, Joint Council of Carmen, American Train Dispatchers Association, National Conference of Firemen and Oilers, and International Association of Machinists.


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