Brs Union Agreement

At some point, the unions and the working class will have to stand up and demand sustainable wages and social benefits. This agreement does not. Their members voted to accept it. Now they have to live with it. “The 17 percent wage increase over the life of this agreement is significantly higher than the rate of price inflation – which offers a greater boost in terms of purchasing power than any other domestic contract in the past 40 years,” said Mike Futhey, UTU`s international president. who led the UTU negotiating team. The Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen and the American Train Dispatchers Association agreed on December 1 on a six-year interim agreement, as recommended last month by Presidential Emergency Board No. 243. References to the ratified UTU National Railway Treaty are detailed in the EPB Recommendations.

Together, the unions of the Coordinated Bargaining Coalition represent more than 105,000 railway workers covered by the national agreements of the various organizations and represent more than 80% of the workforce that will be affected by this round of negotiations. The other four CBG unions are: the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers &Trainmen; the International Brotherhood of Boiler Builders, Ferrous Shipbuilders, Counterfeiters and Humanitarian Workers; the National Conference of Firefighters and Oil Tankers; and the International Association of Sheet Metal, Air, Rail and Transportation Workers – Transportation Division (SMART-TD), including its Yardmasters division. “For retailers, a strike during the busy Christmas shopping season could be devastating,” the National Retail Federation said in a letter to Congress. “It is essential that Congress recognize the serious economic damage that threatens the failure of an agreement with other railway unions and act quickly to avoid a railway strike that would prove devastating to both businesses and consumers.” Voting packages containing information on the provisional agreement and voting instructions, including a dialling code, were sent to members with voting rights on 12 August. In the absence of a national agreement between the BLET, BMWE, ATDA and airlines by December 6, the Railway Labour Act has run its course and parties who do not yet agree can participate in mutual assistance – a strike by servants or a lockout by railways. The votes were recorded by BallotPoint Election Services, an employee-owned company and companies represented by the union….