The Negotiating Process
Our contract negotiating process is governed by the Railway Labor Act (RLA). The RLA is a United States federal law that governs labor relations in the railroad and airline industries. The Act, passed in 1926 and amended in 1934 and 1936, seeks to substitute bargaining, arbitration and mediation for strikes as a means of resolving labor disputes. Its provisions are enforced under the National Mediation Board (NMB).
Negotiations Procedures Under the Railway Labor Act