H.J. Res. 100 is the legislation that implements the tentative agreement earlier rejected by BMWED as the binding contract resolving this bargaining round. The passage of this legislation ends the bargaining dispute and prevents a legal strike. Once signed into law, the terms of the tentative agreement, side letters, and local agreements rejected earlier this year will be in effect as our new contract for members working on railroads governed under National Bargaining. The links below will take you to copies of the record for the roll call votes for this legislation:
US Senate Roll Call Vote (Vote #372) - YES: 80, NO: 15, PRESENT: 1, NOT VOTING: 4
US House of Representatives Roll Call Vote (Vote #490) - YES: 290, NO: 137, NOT VOTING: 5
Senators Sullivan and Cotton proposed an amendment to H.J. Res. 100 that would have extended the status quo period an additional 60 days to allow the railroads and the unions more time to come to a voluntary agreement. This proposed amendment FAILED in the US Senate, and will not take effect.
US Senate Roll Call Vote (Vote #370) for Sullivan Amdt. No. 6503 to H.J. Res. 100
YES: 25, NO: 70, NOT VOTING: 5
H. Con. Res. 119 was the proposal to mandate 7 paid sick leave days for railroad workers as part of any legislated resolution to the bargaining dispute. It was a concurrent resolution to H.J. Res. 100 and amended the language of that legislation. Under Senate rules, this measure needed 60 YES votes to pass and overcome a potential filibuster. This measure FAILED in the US Senate and will not take effect.
US Senate Roll Call Vote (Vote #371) - YES: 52, NO: 43, NOT VOTING: 5
US House of Representatives Roll Call Vote (Vote# 491) - YES: 221, NO: 207, NOT VOTING: 4