Monday, January 30, 2012

Apache Railroad members ratify new UTU contract

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United Transportation Union-represented engineers and conductors employed by Apache Railroad in Arizona have ratified a new three-year agreement providing for wage increases, certification pay, improvements in disability and life insurance benefits, an increase in the employer match for a 401-k plan, substantial improvements in the healthcare insurance plan and a reduction in the employee contribution.

Apache Railroad is a shortline operating in Arizona between Snowflake and Holbrook. Its principal commodities include paper, pulpwood, wood chips, coal and chemicals.

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