Friday, August 24, 2012

Columbia & Cowlitz workers ratify first UTU agreement

Train and engine, mechanical and maintenance-of-way employees on Columbia and Cowlitz Railway in Washington state, all represented by the United Transportation Union, have ratified their first agreement since joining the union in October 2011.

Negotiations were led by UTU International Vice President Paul Tibbit and UTU Assistant President Arty Martin.

Columbia and Cowlitz Railway is part of the Patriot Rail group and operates in southwest Washington state.

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