New individual paid sick days for BMWED

Sept 18, 2023

BNSF is pleased to announce a new tentative agreement that is subject to ratification with the Brotherhood of Maintenance of Way Employes Division—International Brotherhood of Teamsters (BMWED), which includes paid sick days.

Building upon existing BNSF paid time off and sickness benefits, BMWED members will receive individual paid days off to use as sick days and gain the ability to convert up to three personal leave days to sick days each year. Today's announcement is part of larger discussions about modernizing the work environment.

With a successful conclusion of the BMWED agreement, BNSF will have negotiated paid sick day and work modernization agreements with all twelve labor unions that represent BNSF employees.