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INDEPENDENCE, Ohio, March 3 — Today, members of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen (BLET) unanimously ratified a new collective bargaining agreement with the Union Railroad of Pittsburgh, Pa.

The four-year agreement provides General Wage Increases of 16% with back pay payments made within 60 days of ratification. The agreement also provides up to 7 weeks of vacation and an employer match of 401(k) contributions up to $2,000. The contract also provides up to three additional personal leave days per year.

The BLET’s Union Railroad members belong to Division 16, which is the Brotherhood’s Short Line Division. Brother Randy Fannon, the National Vice President assigned to the Union Railroad, said the negotiating team consisted of Union Railroad Grievance Chairman Steve Linn and recently retired National Vice President Mike Twombly.

National President Eddie Hall thanked all involved for their hard work on behalf of the BLET’s Union Railroad membership.