Genesee & Wyoming Workforce Votes to Join BMWED UnionWritten by Kyra Senese, Managing Editor
Approximately 70 maintenance of way employees from Genesee & Wyoming Railroad Engineering Services voted April 13 to join the Brotherhood of Maintenance of Way Employes. The new members are the first of the G&W's mobile gangs to join the Brotherhood.
The newest members are three tie gangs and two bridge and building crews who work throughout the G&W’s vast track system, a release said.
Employees approved BMWED representation by an overwhelming 8-to-1 margin in a vote count conducted by the National Mediation Board on April 13.
“The entirety of the BMWED welcomes our newest Brothers and Sisters on G&W RES and applaud them for recognizing the immense value and importance of collective action and solidarity,” BMWED said. “The next step is a collectively bargained agreement that improves the working lives, wages and benefits for these Brothers and Sisters.”