The Coordinated Bargaining Coalition (CBC) Rail Labor Unions* are preparing for in-person mediation sessions before the National Mediation Board (NMB) in Washington D.C., May 24-26. The Unions hope this will help to settle their ongoing national contract dispute.
Effective April 25, 2022, the U.S. Railroad Retirement Board (RRB) is offering in-person appointments at its nationwide network of 53 field offices.
Individuals can schedule appointments by calling the agency’s toll-free telephone number, 1-877-772-5772, and speaking to a representative.
While waiting for a response to our recent request to the National Mediation Board that a proffer of arbitration be issued by the Board to move our contract dispute to the next level, CBC unions participated in two additional days of mediated bargaining sessions with NCCC this week.
WASHINGTON — There were more questions than answers on Tuesday as federal regulators sought ways to remedy railroad service problems that defy a quick fix because they are rooted in a shortage of train crews.
Shippers told the Surface Transportation Board that rail service has deteriorated, with delays mounting as transit times have in some cases doubled from normal levels.
On January 24, 2022, after more than two years of bargaining with the major U.S. Class I railroads, the 10 Rail Unions bargaining as part of the Coordinated Bargaining Coalition (CBC) announced that they had applied to the National Mediation Board (NMB) for the assignment of a federal mediator to assist in the negotiations.
National Bargaining has failed as Carriers attempt to bargain locally. Recently, a court decision denied BMWED the right to bargain locally; now, individual railroads have ignored National Bargaining by offering rail employees a "pay day loan."
MARCH 23, 2022, Alstom/Bombardier Transportation, Orlando, Florida — After a successful organizing campaign that began in the late fall of 2021, Maintenance of Way workers at the Alstom/Bombardier Transportation Company voted an astounding 82% to be represented by the Brotherhood of Railroad Signalmen.
BROTHERHOOD OF RAILROAD
SIGNALMEN 53RD REGULAR CONVENTION — JUNE 20–24, 2022 —
The Convention will convene on Monday, June 20, 2022, at 9:30 a.m., at the San Diego Mission BayResort, 1775 East Mission Bay Drive, San Diego, California.
To book your room, please call Jillian at (540) 622-6522 x525