Today, Northwest Region VP Bruce Glover and Burlington System Division officers and staff had a meeting with LS&I railroad as part of negotiations for a new contract.
BMWED is still in Direct Negotiations with LS&I, which take place as local bargaining (not National bargaining). While National bargaining (where BMWED sits down in coalition and bargains with multiple railroads) is also taking place at this time, our LS&I negotiations take place at a local level.
Our members in Lodge 1489 work on the LS&I railroad, which runs in Michigan's Upper Peninsula supporting the iron ore mines near Marquette, MI.
If you want more details on the state of local bargaining with LS&I, contact your Local Lodge Chairman, Vice General Chairman, or Staci Moody-Gilbert, your General Chairwoman.