Bmwe Tentative Agreement

_______________________________BLE UTU, on Freights, have a proposed treaty that can harm us all if they are adopted. It will set the standard for the industry and will have small wage increases and huge increases for health care, especially for the sick. Freight BLE, BRS-UTU voted in favour of the dismal agreement. We hope that there will be no model for the industry, but we know that the railways will try to say that is the case. The ratification votes and a summary of the agreement were sent to active members that expire on 23 May. I am pleased to inform you that Amtrak and BMWED have signed an interim agreement to resolve our outstanding wage, benefit and work settlement issues. For your evaluation and use, the provisional BMWED-Amtrak agreement is attached. We intend to cooperate with the American Arbitration Association in order to have this agreement in the post office for its agreement or refusal until March 27, 2018. American Arbitration Association will count the ballots 25 days later. The schedule can be changed by one or two days depending on the logistics of the process. It`s strange that the biggest concern about a Trump PEB was. It`s strange because many union members voted for Trump to stand up for the working class, but when it came to proving it, they didn`t want to “take the opportunity” and lose labor rules. The vote on the agreement speaks for itself…

While working in the national health sector, BLET has ratified wage agreements with BNSF, CSX and Norfolk Southern for lower wage increases than UTU and other organizations and is in separate wage discussions with Union Pacific. Mediator Durham entered the room and immediately expressed his disappointment that there were so many of us. She called for our negotiating sessions to be limited to small groups and suggested that most of us should leave and remain only senior officers, which generally implies that Amtrak wants to negotiate calmly and away from the curious eyes and ears of those who will work as part of an agreement reached. WASHINGTON – In light of bipartisan labor legislation in the House of Representatives and Senate, two of the remaining unions without national rail contracts agreed on an interim agreement on December 1, and a third agreed with airlines on December 1 to extend the cooling-off period until February. If Amtrak maintains its current position, they will violate the Railway Labour Act, Section 2, First. We should not expect us to negotiate blindfolded. The parties are required by the Railway Works Act to make every reasonable effort to conclude and maintain agreements and resolve all disputes. Amtrak`s obstructionism is not only against the law, it also despises workers and working-class families. If there is no national agreement between bLET, BMWE, ATDA and the airlines by 6 December, the Railway Labour Act has run its course and the parties that do not yet agree will be free to help themselves – a strike by work or lockout by the railways. The Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen said it has reached an interim agreement with Indiana Rail Road that regulates pay, performance and work rules for 54 employees. Previously, the Transport Communications Union, the Brotherhood of Railroad Signalmen and the various Shopcrafts, including the Sheet Metal Workers International Association, had entered into six-year interim contracts with the National Carrier Conference Committee (NCCC). The NCCC represents BNSF, CSX, Kansas City Southern, Norfolk Southern, line, Union Pacific and many small railways in national management.

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