Burlington System Division
  • Member Login


    Not registered yet?
    Click Here to sign-up

    Forgot Your Login?
    Download Our App!

    Follow Us!
    Facebook icon Twitter icon
    Important Links
    BMWED National Division
    International Brotherhood of Teamsters
    Railroad Retirement Board
    Your Track To Health - Benefits Hub
    Benefit Harbor (BMWED-Aflac Disability Insurance)
    Union Plus
    Upcoming Events
    Lodge 1489 Meeting
    Mar 10, 2021
    Crossroads Bar and Grill 900 County Rd 480 Marquette, MI
    Lodge 788 Officer Election Meeting
    Mar 13, 2021
    Norma's North Star Cafe 211 E Court St, Jacksonville, IL
    Lodge 420 Officer Election Meeting
    Mar 18, 2021
    American Legion, 50 Sibley St., Hastings, MN
    Lodge 1490 Officer Election Meeting
    Mar 20, 2021
    Fozzie's BBQ 123 3rd St W Thief River Falls, MN
    Lodge 2621 Meeting
    Mar 25, 2021
    Ilasco USW union hall
  • Understanding Collective Bargaining under the RLA
    Posted On: Apr 20, 2020

    The attached chart shows how bargaining works under the Railway Labor Act (RLA). The process prescribed by law for railroads and unions like ours is much different than what is experienced by unions under the National Labor Relations Act. The entire process is designed to avoid disruptions to commerce (whether by strikes or lockouts). 

    It is vital that each of our members understands how bargaining works for our union. Take time to read and explore this chart, and be sure to ask for help if you're unsure of any particular step of component.

    At the time this article is posted (April 2020) we are under Direct Negotiations with the NCCC (the National Carriers' Conference Committee, an organized coalition of railroads that work together on the other side of the bargaining table from us and our sister unions). 

    For this round of bargaining, we are bargaining in a coalition with SMART-Mechanical. The other railroad unions are bargaining as a coalition called the Coordinated Bargaining Group. This coalition includes the BLET-IBT, SMART-TD, BRS, IBB, NCFO(SEIU), ATDA, IAM, TCU, IBEW, & TWU.


  • Burlington System Division

    Copyright © 2021.
    All Rights Reserved.

    Powered By UnionActive

    10425 hits since Nov 02, 2020

  • Top of Page image