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BLET reaches tentative agreement with St. Lawrence & Atlantic

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio, March 30 — The Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen (BLET) has reached a tentative agreement with the St. Lawrence & Atlantic Railroad (SL&A). Ballots were mailed yesterday to active members of the BLET employed by the SL&A who are eligible to vote in the ratification of this tentative agreement.

Ballots are due by 12 Noon Eastern Daylight time on Wednesday, April 28, 2021. If ratified, the tentative agreement would provide a General Wage Increase to approximately 18 members.

Members who are eligible and have not received a ratification packet by Wednesday, April 7, should call the BLET National Division at (216) 241-2630, ext. 222. When connected with the extension, please leave the following information:

• Your name, address and phone number;
• Your date of birth; and
• The last four digits of your Social Security number.

E-mail requests for ballots will not be accepted because personal information is required to verify eligibility before a ballot can be issued.

BLET first organized the St. Lawrence & Atlantic in August of 2013. The membership belongs to BLET Division 274 in Gorham, N.H., and they are represented by the BLET’s CPR-D&H/PanAm (ST), SL&A, NYS&W, CSOR, and NECR General Committee of Adjustment.

“I encourage all of our St. Lawrence & Atlantic members to participate in the ratification process, which is one of the most important privileges of union membership,” BLET National President Dennis R. Pierce said.

A subsidiary of Genesee & Wyoming, the St. Lawrence & Atlantic operates over 162 miles of track and interchanges with the New Hampshire Central Railroad in North Stratford, N.H., and Pan Am Railways at Danville Junction, Maine. Its top commodities include chemicals, plastics, lumber and forest products, petroleum products, pulp, and paper.

Tuesday, March 30, 2021
bentley@ble-t.org

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