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UTU-represented Illinois & Midland workers ratify contract


United Transportation Union-represented signal maintainers, mechanical forces and maintenance-of-way workers at Illinois & Midland Railroad (IMRR) recently ratified a new five-year agreement covering wages, benefits and working conditions. Eighty-six percent of the workers voted in favor of the contract.

The agreement provides a general wage increase, including retroactive pay to April 1, a cap on health care insurance contributions and a new short-term disability plan.
A Genesee & Wyoming Inc. subsidiary, the 97-mile IMRR interchanges with BNSF Railway Co., CN, Iowa Interstate Railroad Ltd., Kansas City Southern, Keokuk Junction Railway Co., Norfolk Southern Railway, Tazewell & Peoria Railroad Inc., Toledo, Peoria and Western Railway, and Union Pacific Railroad.

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