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BLET members ratify CSXT agreements


On Monday, Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers & Trainmen (BLET) members from two of four general committees of adjustment at CSX Transportation ratified two tentative agreements. To take effect soon, the pacts cover more than 40 percent of BLET-represented engineers working for CSXT.

The contracts will transition workers from a modified former Conrail agreement to a CSXT single system agreement, which includes “many new work rules and benefits,” such as a new compensation system that combines a performance bonus plan, general wage increases and a signing bonus, BLET officials said in a prepared statement.

In addition, BLET members from two general committees of adjustment ratified an agreement that creates a Northern Mid-Atlantic Seniority District that preserves existing seniority for all employees working in the northern, eastern and western districts, and provides other assurances.

All told, the pacts cover more than 2,100 members, according to the union.