CSX Enhances Job Opps
Members of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) and the International Association of Sheet Metal, Air, Rail and Transportation Workers (SMART) have announced that they have reached a new contract with CSX, one of the country’s largest freight rail companies. The new agreement will allow members to work in a variety of different work that is beyond their traditional roles. This will allow workers to be eligible for a pay differential, enhanced ability to retain employment, benefits and connection to railroad retirement and an ability to perform additional locomotive rebuild work in-house with CSX employees.
This new agreement builds on the success of a similar work-sharing structure implemented at the company's Huntington Locomotive Shop in 2013. SMART General President Joseph Sellers, Jr. said, "This agreement enhances job opportunities, job security and our members' ability to transfer across the system, while also improving training and supporting skill development. Across the board, we are taking an innovative look at building relationships that support our common interests now and into the future."