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National Contract Negotiations

September 2022

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Membership update from the United Rail Unions regarding PEB No. 250

Today, July 24, 2022, the United Rail Unions, who are bargaining as part of the Coordinated Bargaining Coalition and the ...
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President Biden appoints PEB to investigate national rail contract dispute

The United Rail Unions issue the following statement July 15, 2022: The Rail Unions who are bargaining as part of ...
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BLET Strike Vote: The rest of the story 

By Dennis R. Pierce, BLET National PresidentToday, the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen tallied the ballots cast in its first ...
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Corporate billionaires are wrecking the supply chain; Just look at the railroads

(Source: The Real News Network, July 7, 2022) System shocks, such as the war in Ukraine and a raging pandemic, ...
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Retailers to Biden: Get involved in rail labor dispute

(Source: Progressive Railroading, July 7, 2022) A growing list of businesses are letting President Joe Biden know they’re worried about ...
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Rail shippers call on Biden to appoint PEB to settle rail contract dispute

Source: Progressive Railroading, July 6, 2022) A coalition of rail shippers is calling on President Joe Biden to establish a ...
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U.S. rail system still deteriorating

(Source: Railway Age, July 5, 2022) NEW YORK — We’re now in the second half of 2022, when the four ...
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Solving big safety problems with big data: FRA RISE

(Source: Railway Age column by Dr. Starr Kidda, Human Factors Division Chief, FRA Office of Research, Development and Technology, July ...
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Will Supreme Court ruling chill STB, FRA?

(Source: Railway Age, July 5, 2022) NEW YORK — Whether the Surface Transportation Board (STB) and Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) ...
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Letters citing rail service crisis continue to circulate at STB

(Source: Progressive Railroading 07/01/2022) Surface Transportation Board members and other federal officials continue to hear from rail shippers and other rail ...
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Is the perfect storm brewing for railroad and port logistics failures?

(Source: Progressive Farmer, June 27, 2022) Rail and port workers in the U.S. and Canada are in the midst of ...
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Rail traffic down for 18th week in a row

(Source: Railway Age, June 29, 2022) NEW YORK — For the week ending June 25, 2022 (Week 25), U.S. rail ...
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The Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen - UP Western Region GCA represents locomotive engineers working in the Western Region of the Union Pacific Railroad, which encompasses Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Utah and portions of Nevada. We also represent members on the Portland & Western Railroad as well as the Portland Terminal Railroad.

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