Here is your opportunity to let Congress know that you deserve a contract that reflects the work and sacrifices made by all of us, every day, in moving America’s freight. As dedicated railroaders we are essential employees who worked throughout the pandemic. We continue to keep the Nation’s supply chain running 24 hours a day, seven days a week, but have not had a contract raise for over three years. Overly-restrictive attendance policies have made life miserable for railroad workers.
At the same time, the railroad corporations have made record profits all during the global pandemic, but they refuse to negotiate a fair contract with you — their BLET-represented employees. Instead, they will soon ask Congress to impose a contract that you would not ratify.
Please click the link: https://ble-t.org/take-action/#/ and request that Congress support rail labor. The railroads continue to abuse both employees and shippers for the sake of profits, and they have not earned the support of Congress. If there is a strike or lockout in the coming days, we ask that Congress reject the railroads’ push for government intervention. If Congress does intervene, we ask that it impose the contract that BLET members would have ratified.
A message from the BLET Mobilization Team