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The Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen (BLET), on behalf of 15 railroad workers, unanimously ratified a new three-year agreement with Great Western Railway of Colorado L.L.C. (GWR).

GWR is owned by OmniTRAX Inc. and operates 80 miles of track in northern Colorado and interchanges with BNSF Railway Co. and Union Pacific Railroad.

According to the BLET, the new agreement, which expires in Feb. 15, 2015, includes a lump sum allowance that’s retroactive to July 1, 2008, 2 percent general wage increase each year through 2014 and numerous work rule improvements. Union officials said that the contract also preserves the current health and welfare plan.

The workers joined the BLET in October 2003 and ratified their first contract in November 2004.

Source: Progressive Railroading

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