Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Railroads, unions fail to agree to extend talks

The nation's freight railroads said Tuesday night they had not reached agreements with the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen and the American Train Dispatchers Association to extend a "cooling-off" period until February and delay or prevent a strike or lockout.
The railroads said the proposed extension, which a third union, the Brotherhood of Maintenance of Way Employes, accepted, was contingent on acceptance by all three unions. Without an extension or tentative settlement agreements, those unions and the railroads will be free under the Railway Labor Act to to strike or lock out the employees Tuesday. Continued

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