By becoming affiliated with the RTOA, contractors have access to geographically zoned competitive wage rates. This benefit allows contractors to base wage rates on where the project is located, instead of where their office is located. RAILCET also supports fair contracting organizations that level the playing field. In addition, RAILCET fights to ensure that RTOA Contractors do not lose work to non-RTOA contractors that do not provide the same benefits to their Laborers and Operators.

 

Laborers and Operators also have access to competitive and affordable health care through the Railroad Maintenance and Industrial Health and Welfare Fund that they would not have outside of the RTOA. These benefits help to create workplace satisfaction, which in turn leads to a more productive workforce and a better finished product.

 

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