Railroad strike negotiations held up by battle over sick time policies

Railroad strike negotiations held up by battle over sick time policies

The top labor negotiator in talks to warn a railroad strike accused BNSF and Union Pacific of holding up progress. Specifically, Dennis Pierce, president of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen, or BLET, said the companies rejected the union’s proposal for sick time policies. “The primary resistance comes from Union Pacific and BNSF because …

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