JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — CSX Transportation has reached an agreement with the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers to provide paid sick level, the seventh such agreement it has reached with unions representing CSX workers.
The railroad did not include terms of the agreement in its press release, but all prior agreements have included four days of paid sick leave and the ability to use three days of other paid leave as sick time.
The railroad says almost 7,700 workers, or 46% of its union workforce, now have paid sick leave.
“We are pleased by the progress we are making to improve the dialogue and strengthen relationships with rail labor,” Joe Hinrichs, CSX CEO, said. “This newest agreement, with the IBEW, is a continuation of the spirit of cooperation that we are committed to pursuing as we work together to improve the employee work experience, enhance the safety of our operations, and grow the business.”
The IBEW was also among unions reaching sick-time agreements with Union Pacific announced earlier today [see “Union Pacific announces sick-time agreements with eight unions,” Trains News Wire, March 22, 2023].