Author Topic: RAILROADS FILE LAWSUIT TO CONFIRM NEGOTIATION RIGHTS ON CREW CONSIST  (Read 472 times)

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http://www.raillaborfacts.org/news/railroads-file-lawsuit-confirm-negotiation-rights-staffing/

ARLINGTON, VA. (Oct. 3, 2019) – The National Carriers Conference Committee (NCCC), including the major U.S. freight railroads, are asking a federal court to confirm that any dispute over their right to negotiate about train crew staffing in the upcoming national bargaining round must be resolved through arbitration.
“The industry wants to work collaboratively with SMART-TD to shape a future, ground-based role of the conductor to best ensure we sustain a vibrant and competitive transportation system for our people, customers and the communities we serve,” said Brendan Branon, chairman of the National Railway Labor Conference and the National Carriers’ Conference Committee the bargaining representative for the major U.S. freight railroads.
Collective Bargaining Under the Railway Labor

The RLA imposes mandatory procedures to resolve labor disputes between railroads and their employees if both parties do not agree to arbitration, the President may appoint a presidential emergency board (“PEB”) to investigate and report on the dispute. The parties may not resort to strikes, lock-outs, or other self-help until 30 days after the NMB terminates its services or, if a PEB is appointed, 30 days after it makes its report. If a major dispute is not settled through these procedures and a strike or other self-help threatens to disrupt interstate commerce, Congress has authority under the Commerce Clause of the U.S. Constitution to intervene and require further bargaining or impose a settlement.

Lawsuit filing and History of Crew Consist Bargaining

 https://www.railwayage.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/NCCC-OCT-3-court-action.pdf
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Re: RAILROADS FILE LAWSUIT TO CONFIRM NEGOTIATION RIGHTS ON CREW CONSIST
« Reply #1 on: October 08, 2019, 08:14:38 PM »
Anything to get that stock price up.
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Re: RAILROADS FILE LAWSUIT TO CONFIRM NEGOTIATION RIGHTS ON CREW CONSIST
« Reply #2 on: October 09, 2019, 10:43:20 PM »
This is important. having this deemed a "minor issue" means that the carriers or (more likely) the  union workforce can not seek self-help (strike).
SO the carrier wants to work with SMART-TD for a future "ground based" conductor...WOW.  that's a great way to hide "one man crews"
It's coming...Now it's just a matter of what they give up/attrition/pay those who are left, if anyone is.
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