Class I Briefs: UP, CPKC

Written by Carolina Worrell, Senior Editor
STG Logistics photo

STG Logistics photo

Union Pacific (UP) extends its long-running partnership with STG Logistics. Also, the Brotherhood of Railway Carmen Division (BRC-TCU) secures a sick leave agreement with Canadian Pacific Kansas City (CPKC).


Transportation and logistics solutions provider STG Logistics on April 17 announced an extended, long-term partnership with UP, building upon three decades of STG and the Class I railroad working together “to deliver goods and products to consumers, while ensuring continuity and excellence within the nation’s supply chain.”

“We are extremely excited about this partnership,” said STG Senior Vice President of Operations Tyler Holtgreven. “This new contract will help STG with our growth trajectory while continuing a relationship that reflects our values and our vision for the future of intermodal.”

“We are proud of the long and successful history we share with STG Logistics,” said UP Senior Vice President–Marketing and Sales Kari Kirchhoefer. “Our partnership is a reflection of our mutual commitment to providing safe, reliable and environmentally responsible service to our customers.”

“Moving freight by rail offers a variety of benefits, including reduced carbon emissions, making it an environmentally responsible option,” STG Logistics stated in a release. “Rail transportation also offers cost-effective solutions for long-distance freight hauling, leading to economic efficiency and sustainability for customers.”


BRC-TCU recently announced that a sick leave agreement has been reached with CPKC. This agreement, the union says, is in line with agreements reached with other Class I carriers and provides for four paid sick days, as well as the ability to convert three additional days of personal leave into sick leave. 

“It took a while, but we got there,” said BRC General President Don Grissom. “I want to thank those involved in the negotiations, as well as the Biden Administration for continuing to put pressure on the railroads to deliver this commonsense workplace benefit.”

This latest agreement, the union says, will cover BRC members working under the Soo line, KCS, D&H, Mid-South, South Rail and Tex-Mex collective bargaining agreements.

“I’m proud of our Carmen leadership for staying in the fight to get our members sick leave,” said TCU National President Artie Maratea. “CPKC did the right thing for our members, and hopefully BRC’s success will cascade to other railroad crafts in their respective fights. With this agreement the BRC is the first union to negotiate paid sick leave agreements with every Class 1 railroad following the last round of national negotiations. This is a great accomplishment and I am proud of their work.” 

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