Write Your Members of Congress to Provide Railroad Workers
with Access to Paid Sick Leave
IBEW members employed in the railroad sector, like those in all of the other unions negotiating with the freight railroad carriers, have been met with an abject refusal to bargain for sick time. The Senate passed H. J. RES. 100 on December 1, 2022, to adopt the negotiated tentative agreement on the unions that were unable to ratify. However, H. Con. Res. 119, which sought to provide railroad workers with seven (7) days of paid sick leave, did not pass.
Members can use this letter campaign to write to their Members of Congress. They should enter their mailing address, which will populate a sample letter to both of their U.S. Senators and their U.S. Representative. The sample letter will either thank them for supporting paid sick leave, or encourage them to reconsider paid sick leave for railroad workers, depending on if they voted for or against H. Con. Res. 119.