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.
In late 2014, Union Pacific and the nation’s other major rail carriers will again commence negotiations on a national basis with the 13 major unions, representing more than 132,000 U.S. freight rail workers. As always, Union Pacific will try to reach voluntary and equitable agreements with each union. Union Pacific recognizes that reaching voluntary agreements with its unions is a vital and beneficial step to ensuring long-term goals are reached, and that Union Pacific and its employees can continue to work together to help drive America’s economic growth.