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Compromise Rail Deal Includes Medical Leave Concessions (1)

Sept. 22, 2022, 8:33 PMUpdated: Sept. 22, 2022, 9:59 PM

One of the unions at the center of rail negotiations that nearly crippled the nation’s supply chains last week has distributed the last-minute contract deal to its members for ratification.

The document, obtained by Bloomberg Law, offers for the first time a comprehensive look at the deal brokered over 20 hours of high-stakes negotiations last week at the US Department of Labor. It will play an important role in shaping the opinion of the union rank-and-file as they vote on the agreement in the coming weeks.

The tentative agreement was circulated Thursday to members of the SMART Transportation Division, which ...