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Electrical Workers Union OKs Deal with Freight-Rail Carriers

Sept. 28, 2022, 9:54 PM

Members of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers have approved a collective bargaining agreement with US freight-rail carriers.

The tentative agreement was approved through a vote of 4,000 rail workers represented by the IBEW, the union said in a statement Wednesday.

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It’s the third union to ratify an agreement with the National Carriers’ Conference Committee, which represents rail companies like BNSF, CSX, Kansas City Southern, Norfolk Southern, and Union Pacific in collective bargaining.

The tentative deal, reached through a 20-hour negotiating session at the US Department of ...