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Soo Line, BMWED reach 'framework' agreement


Canadian Pacific subsidiary Soo Line Railroad and the Brotherhood of Maintenance of Way Employes Division (BMWED) of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters recently reached a “framework settlement” that would resolve a round of collective bargaining that began on Jan. 1, 2005.

The settlement would apply to Soo Line maintenance-of-way workers in Illinois, Wisconsin, Minnesota and North Dakota.

Soo Line and BMWED officials have scheduled a meeting in mid-March to finalize settlement terms, which then would be presented to union members for ratification. The railroad and union plan to release settlement terms during the ratification process.

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