District Lodge 19

where it all begin

04.19.2018 Pan AM Rail Road Members Ratifies Agreement

Brothers and Sisters,

I am proud to say that on April 5 and 6th, 2018 Pan Am Rail Road members of Local Lodge 409 and 481 separately, yet overwhelmingly ratified the Tentative Agreement between the IAM - District 19 and Pan Am Rail Road.  This new contract went into effect on April 9, 2018.   Their first raise is as of the effective date of the Agreement despite the fact that the preceding contract did not become amendable until October 1, 2018.   The negotiating committee was able to bring this deal together in record time on this property.  I would like to say thank you to them, for their unwavering commitment and guidance on the negotiating of this deal.  Following is a summary of the many improvements in this Agreement:

  • A 5 Year Deal
  • Yearly wage increases starting at ratification date and not on October 1, 2018 when the previous contact expires. (members are enjoying a second raise in less than a year)
  • A forty percent (40%) increase in Skill Differentials
  • A tool allowance that increases yearly over the term of the Agreement until it reaches $225.00
  • Language that states when  members work a holiday they can now bank that holiday for use at a later date
  • No Health & Welfare increases for the first half of the Agreement with minimal increases in the last two years of the Agreement   

I would like to thank all the Pan Am members and officers of Local Lodge 409 and 481 for their support in this round of successful  negotiations with Pan AM.   

In Solidarity,

Gary Naylor

General Chairman