Welcome to the New Burlington System Division Website!
Welcome to the New Website for the Burlington System Division!
The Burlington System Division is a member of the Brotherhood of Maintenance of Way Employes Division (BMWED), a Division of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters (IBT), and a member of the IBT Rail Conference
We hope that you find the new site helpful and informative, as well as user friendly. Read More...
National Mediation Update -- March 16, 2017
Carriers still going backward
Mediation resumed Tuesday, March 14, 2017 for the BMWED-SMART/Mechanical Bargaining Coalition and the National Carrier’s Conference Committee (NCCC).
On February 27, 2017, the railroads made a regressive and disrespectful proposal (previously posted on BMWED’s websiteLINK). Read More...
Dear Sisters and Brothers,
On Tuesday we met again with the Carriers and the Federal Mediator. Back on February 7 we gave them a proposal, and we were awaiting their response on Tuesday.
Please watch BMWED President Fred Simpson and Chief Negotiator Don Griffin report on what happened in this 9 minute video: https://www.youtube.com/watch. Read More...
On February 7, 2017, the BMWED-SMART/Mechanical Bargaining Coalition presented a new bargaining proposal to the railroads in an effort to reach a voluntary agreement. The essence of our February 7, 2017 proposal is:
1) General wage increases of a net annual increase of 3. Read More... Download: Bargaining Update - February 2017 - Latest Proposal.pdf