Engineers overwhelmingly approve SEPTA contract

Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers General Chairman Steve Bruno reports that BLE members on Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) have overwhelmingly ratified a new contract.

The deal, which was ratified by a nearly five-to-one margin, provides wage increases over the next five years of a minimum of 16 percent and a maximum of 25.5 percent. Engineers will also be paid nearly twice as much for travel time if they meet specific requirements.

Other facets of the agreement include:

The BLE represents more than 200 members on SEPTA. Negotiations began in July of 1999 and ratification was publicly announced October 24.


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