If Amtrak maintains its current position, they are violating the Railway Labour Act, Section 2, First. We should not be expected to negotiate blindfolded. The Railway Labour Act obliges the parties to do everything in their power to conclude and maintain agreements and settle all disputes. Not only is Amtrak`s obstructionism against the law, but it also despises workers and working families. Mediator Durham entered the room and immediately expressed her disappointment that there were so many of us. At some point, the unions and the working class will have to stand up and demand sustainable wages and social benefits. This agreement does not. Their members voted to accept it. Now they have to live with it. National CDL Rate Differential Arbitration Circular 470 of 21.07.1997. .
- September 12, 2021