Thursday, November 24, 2011

Railway-Maintenance Union Sees Talks Beyond Dec. 6 Obama Panel Date

A union representing about 19 percent of workers in contract negotiations with freight railroads said it will continue talks at least through February, two months after a ban on strikes will be lifted.
“We have no intention of striking” on Dec. 6, said Fred Simpson, president of the Brotherhood of Maintenance of Way Employes, which represents workers who build and maintain tracks and other structures. “We sent all the railroads a letter saying, ‘We’re not going to strike, we’d like to bargain until Feb. 10 to see if we can get something done.’” Continued

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