In the event that Union Members do not accept the latest agreement, the latest agreement will be imposed on the Union Membership overriding any voting or no voting procedure.
You will pay more for employee contributions to health care in 23/24 , conductors will have weekly PWS like Engineers in yard service with zero compensation . 48hrs to place is gone and another win again ? The one paid day will be at the... — read more
BLET and SMART-TD don't have it......why doesn't the Union use that strike fund that never gets touched and hire some of the lawyers the railroad uses....
Railcrews are set to ratify the best contract they ever ratified in over 50 years. Most Union Members say it's a win for everyone. Congratulate Union's for a bargain well done.
Until the railway labor act is changed we will never get a fair contract. Until we unite under ONE union we don’t stand a chance. They supposedly agreed to freeze the H&W contributions at the end of the contract. But the also had the unions sign a... — read more
I voted no on the proposed contract
Has anyone else having difficulty getting a voting ballot or getting no reasonable answers why
That's how I used to think, that somehow we could force those at the top to provide us with better working conditions. At this point, however, I don't believe in miracles anymore. The fact is, they don't care about any of us. Perhaps it's easier... — read more
Although an important reason, inadequately compensated work is not the biggest reason why I am now looking for a new job. I will accept an offer that offers higher pay, but it is also important for me to be treated like a human being. I'm glad... — read more
Let's be real, everytime before this the Union says they have secured us a win it goes south. Unpaid sick leave? Great now NS adopts a point based attendance system in response, especially if they offer TFT voluntary rest days on pools. What about... — read more
It’s being reported that management will run a limited number of trains in the event of a strike. I hope it happens. This will be good!
This may be a d-mb question but in 22 years being a member of a few unions this is the closest I've come to a work stoppage. My union (BRC) apparently ratified that roll of toilet paper that was waved at us. So we won't be calling a strike. Am I... — read more
Republicans tried to force unions to accept the cr-p deal. Bernie Sanders said, No! The GOP resolution - introduced by Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pension Commission Ranking Member Richard Burr (R-NC) and Sen. Roger Wicker (R-MI), would... — read more
How did the machinists vote turn out on the contract yesterday?
Since almost half the unions are folding, hopefully the remaining will stick together and get what they want. Go down fighting, not rolling over like a lapdog. Hats off to the ones who aren’t taking any sh*t from the carriers anymore.
As long as my cushy pad job is protected I'll cross the picket lines and keep on slurping and burping.
Corporate capital investments make all the money with zero contribution from Labor / Day in the profits ?, If the Teamsters truck drivers just decided to pull over and not drive that is solidarity . That is the power we have , The BLET is... — read more
Sign it in fellas. Drink the Kool-aid your Union's poured for you and just vote YES!
As usual, three unions sell the rest of us out. They split early from the bargaining coalition to announce that they were accepting the peb recommendations. Now everyone else in the coalition will have no chance of making changes. Rail unions are... — read more
They should manage by positive incentives instead of negative. Managing with negative incentives will only make someone do enough to not get fired and is horrible for moral. Managing with positive incentives makes work much more enjoyable. For... — read more
Rumors are going around about more layoffs sometime in September. I usually ignore talk like that but this time I've heard it from several different people which makes me think there might be some truth to it. Is there any way to confirm (or even... — read more
Even if we got a raise, I would still think about leaving this place. People don't leave here just because of the pay, but because of many other things. Who still loves their job here? My impression is that almost no one wants to work here anymore. — read more
The contract has expired, this one like the others is years behind. I wonder who that benefits? NOT the railroad workers.
Best contract the railroads have seen in 47 years. Eat more fish
Here, report has to be made public yet https://mynewslinks.com/exclusive-bidens-emergency-board-calls-for-railroad-wage-hikes-to-resolve-contract-talks-iduskbn2pm1mk/
I think the majority here will agree that working harder will bring you nothing but more stress and exhaustion. That's why I always wonder why many people still put in so much effort?
I doubt that anyone is doing much worse after leaving NS. I am not satisfied with compensation and that is the main reason why I am looking for new opportunities. Aren't the percentages of pay increases for those who left surprising? I know a... — read more
Here in cleveland we know that the best option is to work a little harder use a little more elbow grease if you will. I know that sooner or later the top dogs will see this and reward us with no layoffs and think long and hard about... — read more
I too am one of them, although I know that our complaining will not change anything. Is there anyone who is happy with their job here? Sometimes it seems to me that even my boss, who does almost nothing, would like to go somewhere else.
I was quite frustrated by someone's post about how railroad workers generally do not have enough marketable skills and because of this, most are forced to accept lower paid jobs elsewhere. Does anyone else think so? Possibly there are some... — read more
With the rescission now in full effect and getting worse day by day it is a matter of time before the axe starts swinging again!
What do y’all do that justifies getting paid 45/hr? Unbelievable.
I've only been doing the bare minimum for some time now. I changed the approach to my job here and surprisingly I am not any less valued than when I was working myself to exhaustion. Are there still those who think that their work will be valued... — read more
Suprise, suprise- another record quarter. 9% increase in profits despite increase in expenses (fuel). They claim train speed increases (pathetic 18.6 mph) and hiring. It's all rosy according to the Competent Souther ...
Anyone know if you will qualify for backpay if you are still on furlough status? Laid off May 2020. Hope the unions/PEB don’t sell us out. Lots of folks furloughed first half of 2020 many who have moved on out of necessity, but still waiting and... — read more
When will NS management learn that it takes more than money to incentivize. They continue to offer bonuses to new hires that they openly state that they want gone completely from the future RR. Meanwhile they treat their existing employees like cr-p... — read more