INDEPENDENCE, Ohio, March 17 — BLET National President Dennis R. Pierce was reelected by acclamation to his fourth term as President of the Teamsters Rail Conference at the Rail Conference’s Fifth Quadrennial Convention in Chicago on March 17, 2022. Read the article here
Washington, D.C. – The National Mediation Board (NMB) is pleased to announce the arrival of new Board Member, Deirdre Hamilton. Ms. Hamilton was confirmed by the United States Senate on December 7, 2021. She was sworn in and assumed her position with the NMB on… Read More »New Board Member Hamilton Sworn In, Assumes Position with NMB
After more than two years of bargaining with the major U.S. Class 1 railroads, discussions completely stalled last week. Accordingly, pursuant to the terms and conditions of the Railway Labor Act, top leaders of 10 rail unions applied to the National Mediation Board (NMB) for… Read More »Rail Labor’s largest coalition reaches dead end on path to voluntary agreement
WASHINGTON, D.C., October 22 — An arbitrator has rejected the railroad industry’s attempt to utilize a never-before-used contract clause imposed by Congress 30 years ago to reduce the healthcare networks available to over 250,000 railroad workers and family members on the National Healthcare Plan for… Read More »Rail Workers’ Right to Choose Medical Network Upheld
September 22, 2021 — The Rail Unions comprising the Coordinated Bargaining Coalition (CBC), negotiating together in the current round of National Negotiations, have issued the following statement: To read the statement select this link /wp-content/uploads/2021/09/CBC-Update-20210922.pdf
INDEPENDENCE, Ohio, June 4 — A federal
judge in El Paso, Texas has ordered Union
Pacific Railroad (UP) to reverse the
unlawful suspensions of a group of six
members of the Brotherhood of
Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen
(BLET) — five of whom are elected officers
of Division 192 in El Paso. The judge ruled
that all these union members had been
wrongfully suspended by the UP in
violation of the Railway Labor Act (RLA).
UP had suspended these union members
for a physical altercation at a private union
meeting that was off-duty and completely
off company premises.
On behalf of the undersigned rail labor organizations, we write today to express our strong support for H.R. 3684, the INVEST in America Act. This legislation would have transformative impacts across the rail industry and the nation, benefiting rail workers, consumers, travelers, and the broader economy. We applaud Chair DeFazio and Chair Payne for a bold approach to our national rail system.
ATDA applauds Chairmen DeFazio, Payne Jr. and Senator Markey for advancing critical Infrastructure Legislation that includes strong Labor Protections
Read, ATDA extends its thanks to Chairman DeFazio, Senator Markey and Chairman Payne