A total of four unions have rejected the contract and are back at the bargaining table. These unions are SMART-TD (with respect to only one of its contracts), BMWED, BRS, and IBB.The four unions have agreed to align their status quo periods until 12:01 a.m. on December 9, 2022.
In order to prevent a nationwide rail service disruption, Congress may need to intervene should the unions without ratified agreements decide to strike.
We continue to monitor the situation as it evolves.
Please reach out to your local Expeditors representative for any further information.