IC&E workers rally for dignity, respect and first contract

On June 19 in Davenport, Iowa, employees of the Iowa, Chicago and Eastern (IC&E) Railroad represented by the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen (BLET) held a rally to kick off a campaign to win a first contract with the short-line railroad.

The BLET members are looking to secure a labor agreement that establishes better working conditions that will allow them to spend quality time with their families, pay parity with employees at IC&E parent company Cedar American Rail Holding's other short line railroads, and affordable family health insurance.

"It's time for Kevin Schieffer, CEO of the IC&E, to respect the hard work of the employees who have helped make this railroad a success," said Dustin Heichel, General Chairman, BLET--Iowa, Chicago and Eastern Railroad.



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