Railroads and Unions Back to Negotiations

The potential for a rail strike is once again a possibility starting November 14th as members from the Brotherhood of Maintenance of Way Employees Division (BMWED) have rejected new labor contracts. These are the same labor contracts that have been in revision since January of 2020. This recent rejection sends both unions and railroads back […]

Crisis Averted: Class I Railroads Will Not Strike

The railroad strike has been narrowly averted after a 20-hour negotiation meeting between unions and rail management. The two parties were able to reach a tentative deal early on Thursday, September 15th, with involvement from the United States President, Joe Biden. Railroad workers are governed by different labor laws compared to most workers, one that […]

TLC Reports on the Railroad Situation

As we monitor the situation regarding Class I railroads and their potential shut down at 12:01 AM on September 16th, we would like to take this time to shed some light on the current situation and thank our partners in advance for their patience with our team at TLC as we continue to assist with […]

Precautions for Possible Class I Railroad Strike

Class I railroads are making arrangements to keep in compliance with federal regulations in anticipation of a strike occurring on September 16th. Preparation includes suspending shipments of hazardous materials and security-sensitive shipments. In response to new contract negotiations, 10 out of 12 unions are in position to accept new conditions. The two non-confirmed unions are […]

Looming Strike Could Impact Railroad

Further supply chain disruptions are currently in the making as railroad giant Burlington Northern and Santa Fe Railway (BNSF) plans to unveil a new attendance incentive program that may cause over 35,000 employees to go on strike as soon as February 1st, 2022. BNSF claims the points-based program intends to improve shipping lead times, though […]