Awards and Agreements

This webpage provides links to a variety of important documents, agreements and protective conditions, as well as a link to a searchable database of thousands of arbitration awards affecting the various crafts represented by the UTU.

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The 2011 National Railroad Agreement can be found here.

Award SummaryIindex Award Search by Text Important Documents Employee Protective Conditions
The Award Summary Index contains current precedent decisions, as well as past decisions, and allows you to search by the award subject. When you find a pertinent award, you will be able to find the full text in the award database for downloading and printing.

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Click below to view important documents such as the UTU Constitution, rates of pay, the Railway Labor Act and rail national agreements in .pdf format. You may also search railroad national agreements by text by clicking on the Search link.

2011 National Railroad Agreement

Aug. 16, 1968 UTU Unification Agreement

Rail National Agreements (1921-1955)

Rail National Agreements (1956-Present)

Yardmaster Agreements

National Rail Agreements — Search by text

Over the years, a number of labor protective conditions for employees adversely affected as a result of mergers, closures and other events have been either agreed to, legislated or imposed by the Interstate Commerce Commission (now Surface Transportation Board). To view the conditions affecting rail employees, click below.

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