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Machinists Reach Tentative Agreement With Freight-Rail Carriers

Sept. 27, 2022, 5:55 PM

The International Association of Machinists District Lodge 19 has reached a tentative agreement with US rail carriers, looking to end a labor dispute that came close to stalling national rail traffic earlier this month.

The union said Thursday it had reached an agreement that would cap health-care costs, offer better travel accommodations, and require employers to bargain over travel expenses and per diem payments. The proposal would provide a 24% general wage increase and a $5,000 bonus upon ratification.

The agreement must still be ratified by District Lodge 19 members. The 5,000-member local rejected an earlier tentative agreement on Sept. ...