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THE NATION'S RAILROADS ARE PUNISHING WORKERS FOR TAKING TIME OFF.

BNSF's 'Hi-Viz' policy is the latest chapter in carriers' notorious history of beating workers down.

RAIL WORKERS:
How are the carriers' attendance policies negatively affecting your life?

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LATEST NEWS FROM LABOR

AFL-CIO TTD's Greg Regan discusses Hi-Viz on podcast

 

Courtesy the AFL-CIO Transportation Trades Department, of which the SMART Transportation and Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen are members:

 

AFL-CIO Transportation Trades Department President Greg Regan joined the America’s Work Force Union Podcast and discussed an oppressive attendance policy implemented by BNSF Railway and its impact on workers and the supply chain crisis.

Called Hi-Viz, the policy is point-based and docks workers for absences, including family emergencies and sickness. Due to this strict policy, many workers fear they will be laid off in the next eight months, which could further disrupt the supply chain.

Listen to the podcast by following this link.

 

MEDIA COVERAGE OF HI-VIZ

 

TAKING ACTION AGAINST HI-VIZ

1

Contact your General Chairperson. Your union needs to be able to explain how and why this attendance policy affects real workers. Examples of how this policy could affect you and your family, or how it did affect you after February 1 should be shared. These will empower your union to make its best case possible in arbitration.

2

To receive the latest updates from labor regarding the BNSF attendance policy and others like it, visit this site, the unions' websites or sign up for email/text alerts with your respective union.

3

Follow this link to send a message to your member of Congress telling them that rail workers have had ENOUGH!

4

Get involved by signing the AFL-CIO TTD's petition and joining other rail workers by saying we've had ENOUGH of these policies!

5

Communicate with your unions by using the form at the top of this page to share your real-life experiences with these harsh and unrealistic attendance policies.