May is here and spring is in the air. With the change in the season came notices from BNSF Labor Relations and General Chairman Mike LaPresta and the General Committee will be working on a number of important issues this month.
BNSF has presented the General Committee with a pair of Article IX Notices. The runs that are potentially impacted are Kansas City to Tulsa bypassing Ft Scott and Alliance to Amarillo bypassing Childress. The General Committee is in ongoing discussions with Labor Relations and the members will be updated when there is news to report.
BNSF has also informed the General Committee that they would like to make changes to the Safety Summit Agreement. Labor Relations was short on specifics in its initial notice but there is supposed to be details in the very near future. Safety is a top priority for the General Committee so General Chairman Mike LaPresta is curious to see what BNSF plans to bring to this agreement.