Season 3, Episode 124

Railroad unions reach impasse and may require President’s intervention

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AFL-CIO Transportation Trades Department President Greg Regan joined the America’s Work Force Union Podcast and discussed the impasse reached by major railroads and their unions after a government board ended efforts to mediate a settlement over a new Collective Bargaining Agreement. 

The railroads involved in the stalled talks include Union Pacific Corp. and BNSF Railway Co. With negotiations at an impasse, President Joe Biden and Congress will likely take action as railroad workers cannot strike, Regan explained. Workers are fed up with oppressive attendance policies, low pay and healthcare concessions, he added.

Regan also spoke about the AFL-CIO Convention and what needs to be done to protect transportation workers from assault. 

Listen to the entire episode to learn more about these topics.


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