Largest rail union rejects contract, raising threat of strike




 

Nov 21 (Reuters) - Workers at the two largest U.S. rail unions split over ratifying on a tentative contract deal reached in September ahead of a potential rail stoppage deadline in early December.

Members of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen (BLET) voted to ratify the agreement while train and engine service members the transportation division of the International Association of Sheet Metal, Air, Rail, and Transportation Workers (SMART-TD) voted to reject the deal. SMART-TD yardmasters voted to ratify their national agreement. (Reporting by David Shepardson)

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