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Boilermakers Union Votes Down Rail Agreement With Carriers (1)

Nov. 14, 2022, 8:53 PMUpdated: Nov. 14, 2022, 10:29 PM

The International Brotherhood of Boilermakers has rejected a tentative labor agreement with freight rail carriers, the third union to spurn a last-minute agreement that was brokered by the Biden administration in September.

Members of the union—which represents about 300 of more than 100,000 workers covered under the proposed contract—voted to reject a deal that would have provided an immediate 14.1% wage increase, the National Carriers’ Conference Committee said Monday. It comes a week before the two largest railway unions, the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and the SMART Transportation Division, wrap up elections that could either resolve the dispute or prompt ...