ATDA files to represent UP dispatchers

The American Train Dispatchers Association (ATDA) has launched a representation election to organize approximately 550 train dispatchers at Union Pacific Railroad.

"For many years, UP's train dispatchers have not had a say in their terms and conditions of employment. There is no better time to change that than now," ATDA President Leo McCann said.

"On behalf of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen, I wish the ATDA the best of luck in this campaign," BLET National President Don Hahs said. "I urge all other Rail Labor unions to support the ATDA in their organizing campaign."

Along with the BLET, the ATDA is a member of the Rail Labor Bargaining Coalition (RLBC), an alliance of seven Rail Labor unions currently engaged in collective bargaining with the National Carriers Conference Committee (NCCC).



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