The Brotherhood of Railroad Signalmen requested invocation of the services of the National Mediation Board (NMB), pursuant to the Railway Labor Act. A formal Section 6 notice was filed with the National Carriers’ Conference Committee (NCCC) on December 19, 2019.
The BRS is a member of the Coordinated Bargaining Coalition (CBC), the coalition includes: ATDA, BLET, BRC, IAM, IBB, IBEW, NCFO, TCU, TWU, and SMART-TD. The NCCC met with the CBC 11 times between February 26, 2020, and January 19, 2022, with little or no movement on the issues by the NCCC. Due to bad faith bargaining of the Carriers, the CBC, including the BRS, had no choice but to invoke mediation.
Michael Baldwin, BRS President, requested the Board accept jurisdiction over these disputes, and a mediator be assigned as soon as possible to expedite the mediation process.