By an overwhelming majority of more than 96 percent, members of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen (BLET) ratified a new contract with SEPTA on July 30.
Members of the BLET met during a Regional Meeting this week.
BMWED members at the Paducah and Louisville railroad have ratified a new five-year agreement.
Commentators at Teamster-sponsored panel site bread-and-issues as paramount to victory in 2020.
The BLET has announced that a two-person rail crew bill has been introduced in the U.S. Senate by Senators Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) and Ron Wyden (R-Ore.)
BLET President Dennis Pierce testified before the House subcommittee on Transportation and Infrastructure today about the need for two-person rail crews.