Rail Conference, RLBC Seek Release From Arbitration | International Brotherhood of Teamsters (IBT)
Rail Conference, RLBC Seek Release From Arbitration

(WASHINGTON) –The Rail Labor Bargaining Coalition (RLBC) has asked to be released from federal mediation. The RLBC is comprised of the Brotherhood of Maintenance of Way Employes Division, the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen (both divisions of the Teamster Rail Conference), the Brotherhood of Railroad Signalmen, the National Conference of Firemen and Oilers (SEIU), the Sheet Metal Workers International Association, and the International Brotherhood of Boilermakers and Blacksmiths.

In a June 13 letter to the National Mediation Board (NMB), RLBC Chairman W. Dan Pickett requested that NMB terminate mediation and proffer arbitration to the parties, pursuant to Section 5 of the Railway Labor Act. Chairman Pickett noted that the mediation board’s best efforts have not been successful in bringing about an amicable settlement of this dispute through mediation.