The case was filed on October 3, 2019 by BNSF, CSX, Kansas City Southern, Grand Trunk Western, Norfolk Southern, Illinois Central, Union Pacific and Belt Railway Company of Chicago, arguing that moratoriums in the various crew-consisting agreements do not exclude airlines from the reopening of the crew. Negotiating teams of 10 unions formed by the Coordinated Bargaining Coalition (CBC) for this round of national freight rail negotiations participated in a zoom conference on July 28 with National Railway Labor Conference (NRLC) President Brendan Branon and carrier representatives. This meeting was conducted exclusively to verify PowerPoint presentations against the respective views of each page on the issues contained in its Section 6 submissions. Although there were no negotiations during the Zoom conference, the meeting was beneficial to both sides in moving the process forward in good faith in order to reach a voluntary agreement. More than 40,000 smart TD members are involved in these national negotiations with the NCCC, and the resulting agreements often establish models for other negotiated rail contracts. In accordance with the provision of the moratorium in the last national agreement, today was the first day that the airlines had the opportunity to open the next round of national negotiations and negotiate a new agreement, and they served us accordingly this morning. In total, THE CBC unions represent more than 105,000 railway workers covered by the national agreements of the various organizations and represent more than 80% of the workforce that will be affected by this round of negotiations. CLEVELAND, Ohio and WASHINGTON, D.C., (November 1, 2019) – Leaders of 10 railroad unions announced today that their organizations will participate in coordinated negotiations in the round of national negotiations that began on November 1, 2019. The unions formed by the coordinated bargaining coalition are: the complaint asks the court to compel airlines to negotiate in good faith with the unions on mandatory bargaining matters.

The themes associated with them have been the subject of collective bargaining for decades and are indeed part of the Amf; November 1, 2019 in accordance with Section 6 of the Railway Works Act (RLA). These are attempts by airlines to restrict access to certain medicines and to violently reorganize health-related networks. During this round of national contract negotiations with SMART-TD, the NCCC will be the primary bargaining agent for wage, rules and working conditions issues on behalf of BNSF, CSX, Kansas City Southern, Canadian National, Norfolk Southern, according to Line, Union Pacific and many small railways. Other railways, including Amtrak, negotiate individually with SMART-TD. In related news, CSXT will not be part of the national negotiations, except in health and wellness. With regard to wages and rules, SMART-TD and CSX agreed to start local negotiations on behalf of railway workers from 21 January 2020. President Previsich said: « I believe that our negotiating team, together with the teams of the other ICC unions, should be commended for staying the course during a long and arduous round of negotiations. The easy thing for them to do when it was hard was to explain the defeat and move away from the negotiating table, as others have done, but our team has never wavered.