About NRLC

The NRLC is a not-for-profit association whose membership consists of all major (Class I) U.S. freight railroads and many smaller freight and passenger lines.Click here for a list of NRLC members int he current national bargaining round. The NRLC, through its National Carriers’ Conference Committee (NCCC), represents most of its members in national (multi-employer) collective bargaining with the 13 major rail unions. The NRLC also represents the industry on rail labor issues before federal agencies, congressional committees and the courts; represents railroads in labor arbitration cases; administers the industry-wide health and welfare plans for rail employees; and provides training programs for rail management. For more information on the railroads, visit AAR.org.


The NRLC was formed in 1963 when three regional railroad conferences agreed to form a single, nationwide entity. The NRLC has been based in Washington, D.C. since 1968.