When disputes involving discipline or rules cannot be resolved on-property between System Council No. 9, IBEW and Bombardier, the System Council has the option to pursue the matter through arbitration. The process is overseen by the National Mediation Board, an entity of the federal government which also funds arbitration.
Our cases with Bombardier are handled by the National Railroad Adjustment Board's Second Division. We currently have one discipline case pending, but not yet scheduled by the Board.
On January 8, 2021, a ratification vote was held regarding the December 3, 2020, tentative agreement reached between System Council No. 9, IBEW and Bombardier Transportation Services. The ballots received were overwhelmingly in favor of accepting the tentative agreement. Bombardier management has been notified and formal documentation will be prepared for signatures.
This contract expires December 31, 2023.
Last Updated 1/15/2021