On December 13, 2019, the Brotherhood of Railroad Signalmen served its Section 6 proposal to the National Railway Labor Conference, for those carriers party to National Agreement handling. This is a requirement of the Railway Labor Act; by serving the Section 6 notice, BRS begins the process of negotiations with the railroads.
In preparation for these negotiations, earlier this year BRS sent a survey to all its members working for railroads covered by the National Agreement. The input from that survey serves as a guide for the negotiating committee during national negotiations. The BRS negotiating team enters this round of negotiations ready to reach a fair and equitable agreement with the carriers.
The BRS looks forward to good faith bargaining and have joined with the American Train Dispatchers Association; the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen/Teamsters Rail Conference; the International Association of Machinists; International Brotherhood of Boilermakers; National Conference of Firemen & Oilers/SEIU; International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers; Transport Workers Union of America; Transportation Communications Union/IAM; Transportation Division of the International Association of Sheet Metal, Air, Rail, and Transportation Workers, to form what is referred to as the “Coordinated Bargaining Coalition.” Jointly, the Coordinated Bargaining Coalition unions represent more than 105,000 railroad workers covered by the various organizations’ national agreements, and comprise over 80% of the workforce who will be impacted by this round of negotiations.
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