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BLET reaches tentative contract with Indiana Rail Road

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio, April 26 — The Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen (BLET) has reached a Tentative Agreement with the Indiana Rail Road (INRD) governing rates of pay, benefits and work rules for 54 operating employees.

On April 23, 2018, ballots, instructions, and a synopsis of the agreement were mailed to active members working for the INRD. Voting will conclude on Wednesday, May 23. Members who have not received a ballot by Tuesday, May 8, should request a replacement by calling 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;
• the division to which you belong;
• 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.

The BLET’s Indiana Rail Road members belong to Division 204 (Linton, Ind.) they are a part of the BLET’s CSXT-Western Lines General Committee of Adjustment.

BLET National President Dennis R. Pierce encourages all Indiana Rail Road members to closely review the April 23 ratification packet and to make sure they attend a Division meeting or contact their General Committee of Adjustment office with any questions they might have regarding the tentative agreement.

“Voting on a union contract is a right of union membership and also a privilege that should not be taken lightly,” President Pierce said. “I urge all of our Indiana Rail Road members to study the details of the tentative agreement and to participate in the ratification process.”

The Indiana Rail Road Company (INRD), founded March 18, 1986, is a privately held, 250-mile railroad with a full-time staff of 175. The INRD serves central and southwest Indiana and central Illinois, with connections to the North American rail network at transportation hubs such as Chicago, Indianapolis and Newton, Ill.

Thursday, April 26, 2018

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