CSX announced April 7 that it has reached an agreement with the Sheet Metal, Air, Rail and Transportation Workers-Mechanical Department (SMART-MD) to provide paid sick leave benefits.
“CSX continues to work collaboratively with all of our union partners to find solutions that improve the quality of life for our valued employees,” said CSX President and CEO Joe Hinrichs. “This agreement with our SMART-MD workers marks the ninth such agreement and is a demonstration of our commitment to our railroaders. I greatly appreciate the SMART-MD leadership for working with us on this agreement as we continue building momentum and create a more positive work environment for our employees which helps them provide the best service to our customers.”
Other unions that have negotiated paid sick leave for their members include the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW); the Brotherhood of Maintenance of Way (BMWED), which represents track workers; the Brotherhood of Railway Carmen (BRC), which represents mechanical employees; the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM), which represents railroad machinists; and the National Conference of Firemen and Oilers (NCFO), which represents CSX’s utility workers.
Additionally, CSX reached a tentative agreement the Sheet Metal, Air, Rail and Transportation Workers-Transportation Division B&O (SMART-TD B&O) union to provide the Class I’s trainmen and conductors with sick leave benefits.