Welcome to the Website for the Burlington System Division!
The Burlington System Division, also known as the "Q" or the "old Q", is part of the Brotherhood of Maintenance of Way Employes Division (BMWED), which is itself a Division of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters (IBT) and a member of the IBT Rail Conference.
Our nickname comes from the name of a former railroad which our System Division represented, the Chicago, Burlington and Quincy (CBQ) Railroad. While the CBQ is now gone, having merged into the current BNSF Railway, our System Division still proudly represents members working on 6 railroads and across 13 states in the Great Plains and Great Lakes regions of our country.
H.J. RES. 100 PASSES IN THE SENATE. VOTE WAS 80-YES, 15-NO, 1 PRESENT.
H. RES. 100 IMPLEMENTS THE TENTATIVE AGREEMENTS, SIDE LETTERS, AND LOCAL AGREEMENTS (EVEN THOSE THAT FAILED RATIFICATION) WILL BE BINDING AS THE NEW CONTRACT.
A RECORD OF THE ROLL CALL VOTE WILL BE POSTED WHEN IT BECOMES AVAILABLE.
H. CON. RES. 119 FAILS IN THE SENATE. VOTE WAS 52-YES, 43-NO, WITH 60 YES VOTES NEEDED TO PASS.
H. CON RES. 119 WAS THE MEASURE TO PROVIDE RAIL WORKERS WITH 7 PAID SICK DAYS. A RECORD OF THE ROLL CALL VOTE WILL BE POSTED WHEN IT BECOMES AVAILABLE.
H.J. Res 100, IMPLEMENTING TENTATIVE AGREEMENT, PASSED HOUSE 290-137 (5 NON-VOTING)
H. Con. Res 119, PROVIDING FOR PAID SICK DAYS, PASSED HOUSE 221-207 (4 NON-VOTING)
VOTING RECORDS CAN BE FOUND IN THE LINK ABOVE
A RECORD OF THIS BARGAINING ROUND AND ITS VARIOUS DEVELOPMENTS WILL BE AVAILABLE ON THIS WEBSITE AT
Burlington System Division Members joined with the General Chairmen of the USD and ARSF, as well as National Division VP Staci Moody-Gilbert and President Tony Cardwell, in negotiations with CP the week of October 31, 2022 in Kansas City, MO.
Lodge 1965 member Kevin Rutkowski and Lodge 42 Local Chairman Ivan Ochoa were part of this week's bargaining team, joining General Chairman George Loveland and VGC Tom Steinbrenner. Our members discussed issues pertaining to wages, work rules, health & welfare, and other bargaining topics. While there was no agreement reached so far, this has been the most substantive round of discussion with CP since we reopened negotiations with our Section 6 notice in January. CP and BMWED have scheduled further discussions at the end of the month.