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INTERVIEW: BNSF Union Leader Believes Local Members Will Vote "No" on Railroad Contract

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BNSF Union Leader John Mozinski Jr.

Rail companies and their workers reached a tentative agreement to avert a nationwide strike. President Joe Biden announced the deal Thursday. It emerged from a marathon 20-hour negotiating session at the Labor Department and came just one day before the threatened walkout. The deal includes a 24% pay raise and relaxes strict railroad attendance policies. It will go to union members for a vote after a cooling-off period of several weeks.

The regional union representative for employees of BNFS Railway says he doesn’t think the workers he represents will approve the tentative contract. John Mozinski, Jr. shared his perspective on the issue with Siouxland Public Media’s Sheila Brummer.

Information on the tentative agreement can be found at the following links:

https://www.bmwe.org/secondary.aspx?id=661

https://www.bmwe.org/secondary.aspx?id=660

Sheila Brummer returns to her radio roots as a Reporter/Special Projects Producer for Siouxland Public Media KWIT-KOJI.