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BMWED representative meet to finalize national bargaining demands

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BMWED National Division President Freddie Simpson convened a meeting Oct. 21 for the purpose of reviewing membership surveys and finalizing bargaining demands that will be served on the nation's freight railroads in November. The national contract with most freight railroads will expire January 1, 2010 and the next round of bargaining will begin.

National Division
officers and representatives from the twenty-three federations that make up the
BMWED attended the meeting.

"We have surveyed our
members and have heard their response. Our bargaining demands will reflect the
genuine concerns of our membership," said BMWED National Division President
Freddie Simpson. "We look forward to an earnest and productive round of
bargaining that provides a fair wage and health and welfare package and one that
resolves those issues that are currently adversely affecting our members."

The BMWED represents the
35,000 men and women who build, maintain and inspect the nation’s railroads.

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