District Lodge 19

where it all begin

9/30/2018 Members of the Lake Superior & Ishpeming Railroad ratifies new Agreement

Members on the Lake Superior & Ishpeming Railroad (LS&I), ratified a new  2015-2019 Agreement
In November 2014 District 19 served their Section Six Notice on the Lake Superior & Ishpeming Railroad. Negotiations began shorty after that.  A tentative Agreement was reached in August 2018. 
On September 30, 2018 the members on the Lake Superior & Ishpeming Railroad ratified their new Agreement.  This agreement is a four (4) year deal from January 1, 2015 thru December 31, 2019.  The agreement provides for a 12.5% general wage increase (GWI) over the term of the agreement.  The first GWI of 3% was given on January 1, 2015.  The balance of the GWI will come in July of each year of the agreement.  The Agreement also provides retroactive pay.
The Health and Welfare will remain pursuant to the National Health and Welfare plans, and the exception of the plan being administered by Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield.  Blue Cross and Blue Shield offers more in network providers in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan in which the LS&I Railroad is located. 

I would like to thank all the members of the LS&I Railroad for their patience and solidarity during this long period of negotiations. 
Kyle Loos
Kyle Loos
General Chairman