National Rail Agreement

Sunday, April 11th, 2021

On the other hand, the UTU National Rail Contract outperforms existing inflation and projects future inflation each year of the agreement and offers more purchasing power, without any labour regulations, than any UTU agreement negotiated in the last 41 years. The UTU represents approximately 40,000 drivers, brakes, switches, engine service personnel and shipyards, or about 27% of the total workforce represented in this round of national collective bargaining. To read the provisional national agreements, choose one of the following links: The duration of the agreement is five years, from 1 January 2015 to 31 December 2019. In addition to a previously negotiated 3% increase and implemented as of January 1, 2015, the contract provides for full retroactive compensation of 2% from July 1, 2016 to June 30, 2017 and 4% from July 1, 2017 until the implementation of the new rates. Subsequently, affected members will benefit from an increase in wage rates of 2.5% on July 1, 2018 and 3% on July 1, 2019. If there is no national agreement between bLET, BMWE, ATDA and the airlines by 6 December, the Railway Labour Act has run its course and the parties that do not yet agree will be free to help themselves – a strike by work or lockout by the railways. The $200 monthly cap on health insurance ensures that members pay much less than what is paid by public sector employees and private sector workers (as shown graphically in a slide). This slide also shows that if this agreement were not ratified and the existing health insurance premium formula was maintained, members would pay well over $200 per month. A slideshow presented at these meetings gives an overview of the agreement; and you`ll find a link to this slideshow below.

“Our railway workers, for the most part, are not worried – not yet,” he said. “The direct result of this decision will not concern anyone who works for BNSF, UP, CSX, NS, most of your short lines… Signals will be the second union of the CBG, ratify the new national agreement November 29, 2017 In addition, the railway unions of the CBG must again condemn the interference of the Brotherhood of the maintenance of road employees (BMWE) in our ratification process. These unprecedented attacks have degenerated into a series of false accusations against the CBG unions and are clearly intended to undermine our ratification of the interim agreement. These defamatory accusations are baseless and are a direct response to CBG`s refusal to accept BMWE`s proposals to amend the health and wellness plan. BMWE, which has not entered into a voluntary agreement and has in fact relied on further negotiations, is now trying to put on the table your work rules and the health care system as leverage for their benefits to a presidential emergency board of directors and, ultimately, to the U.S. Congress. CLEVELAND, Ohio and WASHINGTON, D.C., (November 1, 2019) – Leaders of 10 railroad unions announced today that their organizations will participate in coordinated negotiations in the round of national negotiations that began on November 1, 2019. The unions formed by the coordinated bargaining coalition are: – Historically, railway unions have been struggling after refusing interim agreements. Many members remember the devastation of the recommendations of PEB 219 in 1991, when two of the most pro-work legislators, Rep. John Dingell (D-Mich) and Sen. Ted Kennedy (D-Mass.) – headed the judicial commissions.

Subsequently, it cited in its Twitter feed five accidents studied by the NTSB, involving both freight railways and passenger trains related to fatigue, reminding its supporters that fatigue management was on the NTSB`s most wanted list for rail accident prevention. The duration of the December 1995 agreement covers the five-year period beginning January 1, 1995 and ending December 31, 1999. Wage adjustments and a guaranteed YDOC result in a minimum increase of 14.3% over this period.