Posts tagged arbitrators

    Rail union approves deal offering hope of avoiding strike

    November 7, 2022 // Concerns remain about the possibility of an economically devastating strike because the Brotherhood of Maintenance of Way Employes Division and Brotherhood of Railroad Signalmen unions voted down their contracts, and many workers say these deals just don’t address their quality-of life concerns. No strike is imminent because those unions agreed to return to the bargaining table to try to work out a new deal, but those talks have been deadlocked over the unions’ demands for paid sick time and there is a Nov. 19 deadline.

    Biden administration jumps into rail, union talks hoping to avert strike

    September 8, 2022 // Such a work stoppage runs the risk of stymieing the U.S.’ supply chain at a point when the system is already strained, prices are historically high, and the peak season for agricultural commodities is just around the corner. Thirteen unions representing U.S. railroad workers have spent years renegotiating their contracts with carriers represented by the National Carriers’ Conference Committee. SMART-TD President Jeremy Ferguson, BLET President Dennis Pierce,

    EDITORIAL: How collective bargaining allows fired government employees keep their jobs

    December 18, 2021 // ...what happens when government cedes its authority to employee unions through collective bargaining. Nevada governments have done so at the local level for decades. Now the state is in on the game. After he won election, Gov. Steve Sisolak signed a bill allowing state workers to bargain collectively, too. It will now become much more difficult to dismiss incompetent state employees.