A Gillette railroad union leader says agreement between major freight railroads and rail unions is a start

16 Sep 2022


A tentative agreement was struck between railroad companies and railroad workers after a 20-hour long marathon negotiating session on Sept. 15. The agreement, for now, avoids a nationwide freight rail strike that would have brought both freight and passenger trains to a standstill. It would have, also, impacted Amtrak on most of its network as the majority of its routes are operated over the tracks of freight railroads.

Kevin Knutson is a Gillette-based conductor and union leader. He said he’s happy with the agreement.

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