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Teamsters Statement on Tentative Rail Agreement
Sep 15, 2022

Teamsters Statement on Tentative Rail Agreement


(WASHINGTON) – The International Brotherhood of Teamsters applauds the tens of thousands of members of the Teamsters Rail Conference for working long into the night to reach a tentative agreement averting a potential railway strike.

The Teamsters Rail Conference includes the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen (BLET) and the Brotherhood of Maintenance of Way Employes Division (BMWED).

“Collective bargaining works. The labor movement works. And we know through lifetimes of experience and unbelievable sacrifice, Teamsters across America’s railroads work harder than anyone,” said Teamsters General President Sean M. O’Brien. “The Teamsters thank all of our members and negotiating partners for staying at the table until this job was done. We’re not yet to the end of the line, but the process is working.”

Throughout negotiations, O’Brien worked closely with President Joe Biden and U.S. Labor Secretary Marty Walsh to ensure hardworking Teamsters were heard and respected and that every effort was made to reach an agreement that kept Teamsters working and America’s rails running. Teamster representatives across the country remained in close contact with members to share developments from the bargaining table and hold the line on worker solidarity.


Teamsters Local Union No. 142
1300 Clark Road
Gary, Indiana 46404

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