Unions in 2015 Round of National Bargaining*
*according to NRLC
Number of Workers Percentage of Total
International Association of Sheet Metal, Air, Rail and Transportation Workers – Transportation Div.(SMART-TD) 41,912 29.00%
Brotherhood of Maintenance of Way Employes (BMWED)
Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers & Trainmen (BLET)
Brotherhood Railway Carmen (BRC)
Brotherhood of Railroad Signalmen (BRS)
International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM)
International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW)
Transportation Communications International Union (TCU)
National Conference of Firemen and Oilers (NCFO)
American Train Dispatchers Association (ATDA)
International Association of Sheet Metal, Air, Rail and Transportation Workers – Transportation Div. Yardmasters Dept. (SMART-TD-YDM)
International Association of Sheet Metal, Air, Rail and Transportation Workers (SMART)
International Brotherhood of Boilermakers, Blacksmiths, Iron Ship Builders, Forgers and Helpers (IBB)
NOTE: * Figures based on 11/3/14 data
The Transport Workers Union (TWU) also represents a small number of employees on one of the
Some railroads/unions are in national handling for less than all subjects.
American Railways Supervisors Association (ARSA)
Railroads in National Bargaining
Railroads in National Negotiations – 2015 Round
- Alameda Belt Line Railway
- Alton & Southern Railway Company
- The Belt Railway Company of Chicago
- Bessemer and Lake Erie Railroad Company
- BNSF Railway Company
- Central California Traction Company
- Consolidated Rail Corporation
- CSX Transportation, Inc.
- Gary Railway Company
- Grand Trunk Western Railroad Company
- Illinois Central Railroad Company
- Indiana Harbor Belt Railroad Company
- The Kansas City Southern Railway Company
- Kansas City Terminal Railroad Company
- Longview Switching Company
- Los Angeles Junction Railway Company
- Norfolk Southern Corporation
- Northeast Illinois Regional Commuter Railroad Corporation (METRA)
- Northern Indiana Commuter Transportation District
- Port Terminal Railroad Association
- Portland Terminal Railroad Company
- Terminal Railroad Association of St. Louis
- Texas City Terminal Railway
- Union Pacific Railroad Company
- Union Railroad Company
- Western Fruit Express Company
- Wichita Terminal Association
- Winston-Salem Southbound Railway Company
- Wisconsin Central Ltd.
Not only are unionized rail workers in the US divided into thirteen unions, several of these unions have merged into other unions. This often makes it difficult for them to cooperate, in their members interests, with each other. Let's see if we can explain some of the convoluted mess.
The BLET and BMWED have merged into the Teamsters and now make up the Teamsters Rail Conference.
The BRC merged into the TCU which in turn merged into the IAM.
The NCFO merged into the SEIU and is now a district of SEIU Local 32BJ.
The Yardmasters merged into the UTU which merged with the SMWIA forming SMART.