Category Archives: Carmen Division

St. Lawrence and Atlantic Railroad Company–Members Ratify Agreement

Carmen Division members of Local 6983 in Maine who are employed by the St. Lawrence & Atlantic Railroad Company ratified new contract terms August 18, 2008.  Union negotiators included Division General Vice President Alex Novakovic, International Representative Jack Wright and Assistant International Representatives Roger Cain and David Fancher. Read the agreement.   Posted September 3, 2008

Soo Line Agreement Ratified June 25, 2008

Soo Line Carmen soundly ratified updated terms of their agreement June 25, 2008.  “This contract produces solid wage increases and income gains and compares favorably to the Carmen National Agreement,” Carmen Division President Rich Johnson told members in their ratification materials.  “In addition, this contract contains no work rule concessions.”  Click here  to read the agreement summary.

Hope for the Best, Prepare for the Worst: Hazmat Training April 2008

April 2008—TCU Carmen joined their colleagues of the IAM in hazardous materials training for four days from April 13-18, 2008.  Seen in the photo are, from left, Local 6354 Pres. Lawrence Powell, Local 6060 President Carl Goforth, Local 6474 Carman James Lynn, Local 6205 Recording Secretary-FST William Weaver, Carmen Division Assistant General President Marvin Napier,

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Tentative Agreement for Amtrak Carmen

                                            Summary analysis of the January 18, 2008 tentative agreement Full text of the agreement Seen in the photo at the signing of the tentative agreement are: from left, seated—Bill Bohne (IBEW), Gary Maslanka (TWU), Carmen Div. General Pres. Rich Johnson (TCU) and Robert Roach (IAM); standing—Jim Myer (IBEW), Alex Kummant (Amtrak), U.S. Rep. James L.

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