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Friday, December 18, 2009

RBLC/NCCC bargaining session scheduled

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The Brotherhood of Maintenance of Way Employes Division of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters is set to begin national bargaining with the National Carriers' Conference Committee in January. The BMWED will be bargaining on a coordinated national basis as part of the Rail Labor Bargaining Coalition. The RLBC is comprised of six national rail unions, representing more than 70,000 railroad employees, including; Brotherhood of Maintenance of Way Employes Division - IBT, Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen - IBT, Brotherhood of Railroad Signalmen, International Brotherhood of Boilermakers, Blacksmiths, Iron Ship Builders, Forgers, and Helpers, National Conference of Firemen & Oilers - SEIU, Sheet Metal Workers' National Association.

The RLBC served notice on the rail freight carriers represented by the NCCC on December 9, 2009 pursuant to Section 6 of the Railway Labor Act. Bargaining is set to begin January 13, 2010, in Washington, D.C.

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