Dear Brothers and Sisters:

On October 6, 2017, the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen, along with the five other unions that make up the Coordinated Bargaining Group, announced a Tentative Na­tional Agreement with the Nation’s Freight Carriers. For over two and a half years, our bargain­ing team has been at the negotiating table in an effort to reach a voluntary agreement worthy of your consideration. There were many events along the way that impacted railroad employees in a negative way, and many of them also found their way to the bargaining table.

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