Freight Railroads Remain Committed to Reaching Fair Labor Agreements

The nation’s freight railroads are now in the third year of national bargaining with 13 labor organizations representing 145,000 employees.

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Because railroads are central to the functioning of the American economy, collective bargaining in the railroad industry is much different than typical labor negotiations. Most important, it is governed by the Railway Labor Act (“RLA”), a federal statute designed to bring the parties to agreement without disruptions to rail transportation.

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What's At Stake

Railroads Help Companies Succeed

Nearly 150 years after the Golden Spike in Promontory Summit, Utah, completed this nation’s first transcontinental railroad, America’s freight railroad industry remains an emblem of innovation and a foundation for economic growth.

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What is the NRLC?

The National Railway Labor Conference is an association of U.S. railroads.

LEARN MORE ABOUT THE NATIONAL RAILWAY LABOR CONFERENCE HERE

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