Rail Labor’s Coordinated Bargaining Group submitted an application to the National Mediation Board (NMB) requesting a federal mediator assist with National Negotiations. On December 8, 2016, the NMB assigned Arbitrator Eva Durham to mediate — the first meeting is scheduled for March 16–17, 2017.
We are hopeful mediation will allow for better negotiating terms, but we remain aware that the National Carriers’ Conference Committee’s (NCCC) ultimate goal may take its demands to a Presidential Emergency Board. The NCCC remains confident it will receive a favorable outcome, but we will remain united in our fight to secure a respectable Agreement — one that is of benefit to the working conditions of our members in national handling.
Rail Labor’s Coordinated Bargaining Group — Press Release
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