BNSF: Individual Paid Sick Days for IBEW

Written by Carolina Worrell, Senior Editor
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BNSF announced April 20 that it has reached an agreement with the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) granting individual paid sick days.

This most recent announcement, BNSF says, is a part of larger ongoing discussions about modernizing the work environment. Nine of the railroad’s 12 labor unions are now covered by paid sick leave agreements.

According to the Class I, building upon existing BNSF paid time off and sickness benefits, IBEW members will receive an additional four paid days off to use as sick days and gain the ability to convert up to three personal leave days to sick days each year. More specific details regarding these new sick days will be provided to affected team members.

BNSF says it “remains committed to continued dialogue, including the potential addition of paid sick days for those crafts that did not already have individual paid sick days prior to the recent national bargaining round.​​”

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