Railroad union votes to strike, but walkout unlikely

by News on October 6, 2011

in Union Contracting Privileges

By Diane Stafford/Kansas City Star

Members of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen, one of about a dozen rail unions, have voted to walk off the job at 12:01 a.m. Friday, but a strike is unlikely.

If precedent is followed, a Presidential Emergency Board is expected to intervene, delaying any walkout for 60 days.

The board, which would be appointed by President Barack Obama, would have 30 days to investigate and recommend a contract settlement, followed by a 30-day cooling-off period.

Read more: http://www.kansascity.com/2011/10/05/3189437/railroad-union-votes-to-strike.html#ixzz1a0mRT4Zl

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