September 16, 2022 Strike Q&A
Published: Sep 13 2022 2:01PM
Question: Can BMWED Members go on strike at 12:00:01 AM on Friday, September 16, 2022?
Answer: No. BMWED is engaging in an Agreement ratification process, during which BMWED Members cannot exercise self-help (i.e., go on strike) at this time.
Question: If other Railroad crafts strike at 12:00:01 AM on Friday, September 16, 2022, do BMWED Members leave the job?
Answer: BMWED Members are required to honor all picket lines. If you report to work and other crafts have formed a picket line, DO NOT CROSS THE PICKET LINE. However, if you are mid-shift (already at work and working) and a strike is called by other Union Crafts, BMWED Members must finish working their shift and leave work thereafter and not return until the strike is over, or there is a cessation of the strike or workers are compelled to return to work by legislation or order.
Question: Will BMWED Members be paid strike benefits from BMWED National Division for honoring picket lines of other crafts?
Question: Can BMWED Members participate in strike activities?
Answer: BMWED Members can honor the strike and picket line but cannot participate in the strike.
Question: If the Carrier’s lock out BMWED Members, are Members paid National Division Strike Benefits?
Please remember, in the rail industry if there is a picket line up anywhere it is everywhere.Paused