Our Contract Dispute is Going to
PRLBC - Amtrak Arbitration Agreement
September 6, 2013
Rail Labor Bargaining Coalition has finalized an agreement with Amtrak
to arbitrate and settle our contract dispute.
the July 16-17, 2013 contract mediation session led by National
Mediation Board Chair Linda Puchala, the Passenger Rail Labor Bargaining
Coalition and Amtrak made the commitment to explore the possibility of
resolving our dispute through the arbitration processes contemplated by
Sections 7 and 8 of the RLA, 45 U.S.C. §§ 157, 158.
PRLBC and Amtrak reached agreement in connection with binding interest
arbitration agreement provides that a three-man panel or "Board" will
meet, hear testimony and review evidence and argument supporting the
positions of the respective parties, then decide how our BMWED Northeast
Corridor Agreement, our Off-Corridor Agreement, and the BRS (C&S
Department) Agreements with Amtrak will be resolved.
will have a decision and contract in place by January 1, 2014 at the
View the Arbitration Agreement here
View Summary of the agreement we are fighting for
(This is what we are fighting for. This is the Freight Agreement the
Amtrak members voted to pursue in a secret ballot. Some people are just
waking up and seeing this for the first time, which is amazing in itself.
I guess they missed a few union meetings.
Also, no arbitration
ruling has been decided yet.
For more detailed information ATTEND YOUR UNION
MEETINGS and stay informed...ET members especially.)