Tag: Rail unions

Impact & Regulations

Rail unions claim BNSF deferred some locomotive maintenance

March 8, 2023

Via: FreightWaves

Three railroad unions representing mechanical workers have filed a lawsuit against BNSF over claims that it violated the Railway Labor Act for not working with union members in good faith over the maintenance of the railroad’s locomotives. The unions — […]

Impact & Regulations

Rail unions rally for sick leave 

February 10, 2023

Via: FreightWaves

Railroad unions and their allies ramped up calls this week urging the Class I railroads to adopt sick leave policies for rank-and-file employees, culminating with Sen. Bernie Sanders warning that railroad heads could come to Washington and face a Senate […]


Rail unions want arbitration for stalled negotiations, not payment advances

April 25, 2022

Via: FreightWaves

The Coordinated Bargaining Coalition has rejected the offer from the Class I railroads to advance payments to union members amid an ongoing impasse at the negotiating table. The coalition, which represents the 10 rail unions negotiating with the Class I […]