2nd Union Rejects Agreement With NJ Transit

TRENTON (AP) -

Members of a second rail union on Saturday rejected a tentative agreement with NJ Transit that averted a March 13 strike.

UTU Local 60, which represents conductors, joined the New Jersey Transit Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen, which announced its decision Friday not to ratify a new contract with the nation’s third-largest railroad. NJ Transit said they’re disappointed but “heartened” that 14 other unions ratified their contracts.

Details of the deal reached have not been made public. Union officials say they will now return to the bargaining table with NJ Transit, though it’s not clear when that will happen.