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BNSF reaches sick leave agreement with train conductors union

May 25, 2023

Western U.S. railroad BNSF has reached a tentative sick leave agreement with the International Association of Sheet Metal, Air, Rail and Transportation Workers – Transportation Division (SMART-TD).

The agreement covers those working for the former GN Road, SP&S, C&S, HBT, JTD, LAJ, ATSF N/S and ATSF Coastlines. Ten out of 12 labor unions with BNSF have sick leave agreements, with discussions ongoing about modernizing the work environment, the railroad said.

The agreement calls for four additional paid days off to use as sick leave and the opportunity to convert up to three personal leave days as sick days.

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