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Carmen’s union announces sick-leave agreement with CPKC

By Trains Staff | April 16, 2024

Union now has agreements with all Class I railroads

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Logo of the Brotherhood of Railway CarmenWASHINGTON — The Brotherhood of Railway Carmen has reached a sick-leave agreement with Canadian Pacific Kansas City, the union announced today. The union becomes the first with a sick-leave agreement with every Class I railroad.

In line with other agreements with Class I railroads, the agreement provides for four days of paid sick leave and the ability to convert three additional days of personal leave into sick leave.

“It took a while, but we got there,” BRC General President Don Grissom said in a press release. “I want to thank those involved in the negotiations, as well as the Biden Administration, for continuing to put pressure on the railroads to deliver this commonsense workplace benefit.”

The agreement covers union members working under the Soo Line, KCS, D&H, Mid South, South Rail, and Tex-Mex collective bargaining agreements.

The BRC is a division of the Transportation Communications Union.

“CPKC did the right thing for our members, and hopefully, BRC’s success will cascade to other railroad crafts in their respective fights,” said Artie Maratea, TCU/International Association of Machinists national president.”

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