Smart Collective Bargaining Agreement


It was a „good“ deal – and certainly better than the third-party solution that is emerging. According to the RLA, minor disputes must be settled through arbitration, not through negotiations under Section 6. In the 22-page notice, the Court of Appeal questioned the various bases on which an injunction can be issued in the event of a dispute under the Railway Labor Act (RLA). The 5th Circuit Court discovered that there was none here. In accordance with the moratorium provision in the last national agreement, today was the first day that airlines were allowed to open the next round of national negotiations and negotiate a new agreement, and they served us accordingly this morning. In 2014, a SMART-TD General Committee, which represented approximately 6,000 BNSF-Schaffner, negotiated a preliminary agreement allowing PTC-equipped trains to run on part of the BNSF system with a single engineer and without a driver on defined lines. The articles also try to scare you by claiming that at the end of the moratorium on the last person, airlines will unilaterally reduce crews. That is not how the law works. The course of moratoriums is not the crew of the sunset. On the contrary, moratoriums prevent any party from notifying a section 6 communication to modify or modify current crew agreements until the last protected employee leaves. Once this is done, a notification under Section 6 can be notified and the long and long process of negotiating the LA for the next generation of agreements can be included.

As stated in a press release dated November 1, 2019, SMART-TD will partner with nine (9) other railway working organizations participating in coordinated negotiations in this round of national negotiations. . . .