RCTC Bargaining


Your bargaining team consisting of TCRC Vice President Ryan Finnson, General Chair Jason Bailey, Vice General Chair Veronica Linkletter, and Local Chair Dan Bertram, has officially initiated the Collective Bargaining process with CPKC, and we believe that it is important to provide you with an update.

On Wednesday, September 20, we exchanged demands with CPKC. For those of you who attended our local union meetings, you are aware that our primary focus areas are pay, quality of life provisions, and workload. Rest assured, we remain steadfast in our commitment to advocating for fair and favorable terms in these critical areas.

We have included our proposals and the company's demands for your review.  Keep in mind that these are just our initial discussion points and that through the process many things may evolve and change.

On November 8 and 9, we will meet with the Company to continue the bargaining process and are planning a Union meeting around the same time to discuss the initial proposals and demands. Details for the local meeting will be sent out shortly once they are finalized.

Recognizing that many of you may be new to this process, we've included a chart below to offer an overview of the entire negotiation process. Currently, we find ourselves in the "direct bargaining" phase, where our teams engage in direct discussions and negotiations.


Collective Bargaining Process Overview:

  1. Direct Bargaining: In this phase, our teams engage in direct negotiations to address key issues and reach mutually agreeable terms.
  2. Mediation: If necessary, an impartial mediator may assist in resolving any outstanding issues.
  3. Arbitration: If no agreement is reached, a neutral arbitrator may be involved to make a final decision.

We will continue to provide updates as the process continues.

Your support and engagement are crucial as we navigate this process together. Please feel free to reach out if you have any questions or require further clarification. 

Thank you for your ongoing dedication and solidarity. Together, we can achieve a fair and just collective agreement.

Your Bargaining Committee.