Thursday, May 23, 2013

Chicago Terminal employees select UTU-SMART

Operating employees of Chicago Terminal Railroad (CTR) have selected United Transportation Union Sheet Metal, Air, Rail & Transportation workers (UTU-SMART) for representation.

The National Mediation Board has certified that 70 percent of eligible employees voted for representation by the SMART Transportation Division.

CTR operates three segments of track in the city and its suburbs, serving a variety of industries. It connects to Union Pacific at the North Ave. and Elk Grove locations and to Canadian Pacific at its Bensenville, Ill., location.

The Class 3 railroad comprises 7.6 miles of the trackage and 32 miles of storage tracks. It also interchanges with Kansas City Southern operations at Veals Yard.