P&L MOW Workers OK New Contract

Union maintenance of way workers at the Paducah & Louisville have approved a five-year contract.

The workers are members of the Brotherhood of Maintenance of Way Employees Division and the contract they ratified includes general wage increases of 13.75 percent over the life of the contract, with a $500 signing bonus and a protected number of positions.

BMWED said in a news release that the contract will keep P&L employees wages above the national average.

The contract also contains language pertaining to work rules, including a freeze on health and welfare contributions, prescription co-pays and deductibles.

The agreement is back dated to Jan. 1, 2019, with back pay, through Dec. 31, 2023.

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