Brothers and Sisters,
As you are all aware, the Brotherhood of Railroad Signalmen (BRS) has ratified the National Agreement. We have received news now that fellow members of the Coordinated Bargaining Group (CBG) have also ratified the agreement, including ATDA, BLET, and SMART-Transportation. We feel that we should join our brothers and sisters in the CBG in announcing the exact numbers and results of the vote. On November 28, 2017, the BRS ratified the agreement with eighty-six percent (86%) of returned ballots in favor. Out of the 8,017 ballots sent to members, forty-six percent (46%) of the ballots were returned with votes cast. Though it is our goal to have all ballots returned and every member’s voice heard, we are pleased with those of you who took the time to educate yourselves, review the agreement, and participate in the democratic process of voting for ratification. The feedback we receive from each of our rank and file members is our compass and guides the BRS in unity towards the brighter future that each of us desires.
W. Dan Pickett