NPGA Bobtail

Monitoring Rail

Bottom Line: Rail negotiations extended.  With a looming deadline for a rail strike or lockout, the Brotherhood of Maintenance of Way Employees and the Class One Carriers agreed to extend the status quo period until December 4, 2022. This new date aligns with the status quo period for the Brotherhood of Railroad Signalmen, who also declined to ratify the agreement. While a threat of strike or lockout remains, this provides additional time for both sides to reach a final deal. Three unions are still voting, with results expected in the coming week. NPGA will continue to monitor the situation.