WR signs on to coalition letter in hopes of avoiding rail strike

Nov 3, 2022
Written by WR Communications

As of this morning, six of the twelve rail unions have ratified their agreements with the railroads. However, ongoing concerns remain regarding the recent rejection of the contract by the Brotherhood of Maintenance of Way Employees Division of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters (BMWED), and the hold out by the two largest unions (BLET and SMART-TD). The National Carriers’ Conference Committee (NCCC) and the American Association of Railroads responded to the BMWED situation.

WR signed on to a coalition letter to President Biden and key administration officials encouraging them to continue working with the parties to get the contracts ratified.

Several press reports have previously been published regarding the ongoing potential for a strike when the status quo ends in the middle of this month:


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