Tuesday, October 30, 2012

UTU agreements ratified on Gary Railway

United Transportation Union-represented yardmen, hostlers and yardmasters employed by Gary Railway and members of UTU Local 1383 have ratified separate six-year agreements.

The contracts provide for annual wage increases, lump-sum percentage back-pay, improved bereavement leave, sickness/disability insurance and a reduced monthly health and welfare contribution. Also included is enrollment in the Transtar insurance benefit program.

Gary Railway, a Transtar property, is a Class 3 switching carrier operating 63 miles of yard track in Gary, Ind., primarily serving U.S. Steel.

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