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Amtrak, eight unions enter 'cooling-off' period


The National Mediation Board (NMB) last week released Amtrak and eight unions from statutory mediation. The parties began a 30-day cooling-off period on Nov. 1, according to the board.

NMB has scheduled public interest meetings beginning today in an effort to help Amtrak and the unions reach a labor agreement.

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, International Association of Machinists, and Transportation Communications International Union.

Contact Progressive Railroading editorial staff.

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