Friday, September 9, 2011

National Mediation Board Releases RLBC Railroad Unions From Mandatory Mediation in National Freight Railway Negotiations

WASHINGTON, Sept. 8, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, the National Mediation Board released the six national rail labor organizations, comprising the Rail Labor Bargaining Coalition (RLBC), from further mediation in their dispute over changes in national labor agreements covering employees of some twenty-eight Class I freight railroads represented in bargaining by the National Carriers' Conference Committee (NCCC). Those railroads carry more than 90 percent of all rail freight in the United States.
The RLBC-represented organizations are the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers & Trainmen (IBT), Brotherhood of Maintenance of Way Employes (IBT), Brotherhood of Railroad Signalmen, AFL-CIO, International Brotherhood of Boilermakers, AFL-CIO, National Conference of Firemen & Oilers (SEIU), AFL-CIO and the Sheet Metal International Association, AFL-CIO. Continued

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