BLET reaches tentative agreement with Long Island Rail Road engineers

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NEW YORK — Union officials at the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen have reached a tentative agreement governing pay rates, employee benefits, and work rules for nearly 500 Long Island Rail Road engineers, the BLET reports.

On Aug. 11, ballots, instructions and a synopsis of the agreement were mailed to active LIRR members.

BLET National President Dennis R. Pierce encouraged all LIRR members to review the Aug. 11 ratification packet and to make sure they attend local meetings or contact the general committee of adjustment office with any questions.

The voting period will last through Tuesday, Sept. 12.

The Long Island Rail Road, which is managed by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, is comprised of more than 700 miles of track on 11 different rail lines from New York Penn Station to the eastern tip of Long Island in Montauk, N.Y.

See the news release online.

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