BRC Secures Sick Leave at CPKC

The Brotherhood of Railway Carmen Division (BRC-TCU) is proud to announce that a sick leave agreement has been reached with Canadian Pacific Kansas City Railroad (CPKC). This agreement is in line with agreements reached with other Class 1 carriers. The agreement provides for 4 paid sick days, and the ability to convert 3 additional days of personal leave into sick leave.  

“It took a while, but we got there,” said BRC General President Don Grissom. “I want to thank those involved in the negotiations, as well as the Biden Administration for continuing to put pressure on the railroads to deliver this commonsense workplace benefit.”

This latest agreement will cover BRC members working under the Soo line, KCS, D&H, Mid South, South Rail and Tex-Mex collective bargaining agreements.

“I’m proud of our Carmen leadership for staying in the fight to get our members sick leave,” said TCU National President Artie Maratea. “CPKC did the right thing for our members, and hopefully BRC’s success will cascade to other railroad crafts in their respective fights. With this agreement the BRC is the first union to negotiate paid sick leave agreements with every Class 1 railroad following the last round of national negotiations.   This is a great accomplishment and I am proud of their work.”