National Agreement Update

On January 19, 2022, the Coordinated Bargaining Coalition (CBC), declared negotiations to be at an impasse with the National Carriers’ Conference Committee (NCCC).

On Monday, January 24th, TCU invoked mediation by the National Mediation Board (NMB) for the Carmen and Clerks. All other unions in the CBC did the same.

“The Carriers have used every possible stall tactic, despite the Coalition’s repeated good faith efforts to achieve voluntary agreement. They’re making record profits, off the backs of our members, who have literally kept rail – and America – running through a pandemic. Mediation is the next crucial step towards reaching an Agreement.” – NP Maratea

Now that the unions have filed, the National Mediation Board will appoint a mediator to set a schedule and intercede future talks. Updates will be forthcoming.

Click here for the press release from the CBC.