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Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Victory for Amtrak Workers

From the 1/22/08 Metro Washington Council AFL-CIO newsletter:
"Victory for Amtrak Workers:
Amtrak and workers may have struck a deal Friday morning that could give workers their first new contract in eight years and end a possible January 30 strike (Amtrak Unions Return to Bargaining Table, January 30 Strike Possible 1/18/08 UC), reported the Associated Press' Devlin Barrett Friday. The deal is reportedly based on a Presidential Emergency Board recommendation that sides with workers demands for a "32.5% pay increase retroactive from January 1, 2000 to December 31, 2009," reports Occupational Health & Safety. The Board also ruled against Amtrak's "attempts to impose new work rules and combine jobs," Occupational Health & Safety reports."

Now we owe it to the dedicated Amtrak workers to make sure we elect a Congress that will fully fund and enforce this contract.

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