October 6, 2017 – ProgressiveRailroading.com –

The six unions that make up the Coordinated Bargaining Group (CBG) have reached a tentative agreement with the nation’s freight-rail carriers, the unions announced yesterday.

The CBG represents the American Train Dispatchers Association; the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen (BLET), a division of the Rail Conference of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters; the Brotherhood of Railroad Signalmen(BRS); the International Brotherhood of Boilermakers, Iron Ship Builders, Blacksmiths, Forgers, and Helpers; the National Conference of Firemen and Oilers/SEIU; and the Transportation Division of the International Association of Sheet Metal, Air, Rail and Transportation Workers (SMART TD).

Read more: http://www.progressiverailroading.com/labor/news/Unions-freight-rail-carriers-reach-tentative-agreement-on-five-year-contract–52985