On Thursday, September 18 the bargaining committee of new UE Local 1077 reached a tentative agreement for a labor agreement covering 600 Renzenberger rail crew drivers at more than 30 rail yards around California. In meetings in 24 locations around the state over 10 days, finishinig on October 3, members voted over 96 percent to ratify the contract. We will have details of the new contract here soon.
In a February NLRB election, these drivers voted overwhelmingly to join UE, culminating a three-year organizing campaign. Members will soon be reviewing and voting on ratification of the tentative agreement, and details will follow.