Union employees make up a substantial part of our workforce. More than 86 percent of Union Pacific employees are covered under Collective Bargaining Agreements (CBAs) unique to each of 14 different unions. These agreements cover wages, benefits and work rules.
Last year, Union Pacific and the nation’s other rail carriers closed the current bargaining round, reaching voluntary agreements with 13 unions representing 132,000 freight rail workers. The completion of these negotiations underscores the continuing vitality of national collective bargaining in our industry. These agreements are a vital step in ensuring that we will continue to work together to help drive America’s economic growth in the years ahead.