Welcome to RailLaborFacts.org

Raillaborfacts.org, which is published by the National Railway Labor Conference (NRLC), provides background information on collective bargaining in the freight railroad industry. When the railroads and the unions are in negotiations, the site also provides explanations of the key issues in bargaining and up-to-date news on the negotiations.

The nation’s largest freight railroads and 13 rail unions successfully concluded the last round of national (multi-employer) bargaining in April 2012. More than 132,000 rail employees are covered by the agreements reached in that round.

For more information on how labor agreements are reached in the rail industry, visit the How Collective Bargaining Works page.

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