Freight Railroads Remain Committed to Reaching Fair Labor Agreements

The nation’s freight railroads are now in the third year of national bargaining with 13 labor organizations representing 145,000 employees.

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Negotiation Updates
04.29.2016

NATIONAL BARGAINING UPDATE - APRIL 2016

National bargaining between the nation’s major freight railroads and the 13 unions that represent 145,000 employees has entered its second year.

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Because railroads are central to the functioning of the American economy, collective bargaining in the railroad industry is much different than typical labor negotiations. Most important, it is governed by the Railway Labor Act (“RLA”), a federal statute designed to bring the parties to agreement without disruptions to rail transportation.

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The National Railway Labor Conference is an association of U.S. railroads.

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