2019 National Rail Contract
CBC negotiations update July 31, 2020:
Bargaining teams from 10 unions that make up the Coordinated Bargaining Coalition (CBC) for this round of national freight rail negotiations participated in a Zoom conference with National Railway Labor Conference (NRLC) Chairman Brendan Branon and participating Carrier representatives on July 28th. This meeting was held for the sole purpose of reviewing PowerPoint presentations relative to each side’s respective positions on issues contained within their Section 6 Notices. While there were no negotiations during the Zoom conference, the meeting was beneficial to both sides in an effort to keep the process moving forward in a good-faith effort to achieve a voluntary agreement.
The first formal negotiating session took place, in person, earlier this year on February 26th and 27th and a second meeting had been scheduled for March 31st. This meeting was canceled because of the COVID-19 pandemic, and all subsequent scheduled meetings were also canceled. Tuesday’s conference was the first time the parties had convened in any manner since February.
Members of the unions participating in the CBC will be kept apprised of further developments on your contract negotiations as developments warrant.
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Section 6 notices
- View the Section 6 notice. (PDF)
- View the SMART Transportation Division Section 6 notice, Health & Welfare Attachment B. (PDF)
- View the carriers’ Section 6 notice. (PDF)
- CBC update: July 31st, 2020 (PDF)