August 25, 2016

Unions reject NJT tentative agreement

SMART Transportation Division membership rejected a tentative agreement with New Jersey Transit from March that prevented a strike. BLET also rejected the agreement. Read more from NJ.com.

NJ Transit strike averted, tentative agreement reached

  ABC News reports that a potential strike or lockout on New Jersey Transit (NJT) has been averted. A tentative agreement has been reached between the carrier and the Rail Labor Coalition which represents 4,000 union members employed by NJT. Union members now will have a chance to vote to accept or reject the tentative […]

NJT Rally: Give the workers what they’ve earned

National Legislative Director John Risch, New Jersey State Legislative Director Daniel O’Connell, LIRR General Chairperson Anthony Simon and many others speak out in support of labor at Saturday’s labor rally. The rally comes ahead of a possible March 13 strike and/or lockout at New Jersey Transit.

Rally tomorrow in support of NJ transit workers

SMART Transportation Division is calling on all members of the SMART union, and all union Brothers and Sisters, to participate in a rally in support of New Jersey transit workers. The rally will take place tomorrow, March 5, at 10 am at the Marion & Norman Tanzman Recreational Area, 405 Pearl Street, Woodbridge, NJ 07095. […]

Labor unions to hold rally Saturday as NJT strike looms

New Jersey Transit GO 610 General Chairperson Stephen Burkert reports that a labor rally will be held Saturday, March 5 at 11:00 a.m. in support of the Rail Labor Coalition (Coalition) and their fight with New Jersey Transit (NJT) for an amenable contract. The rally will be held across from the Woodbridge, N.J. train station […]

NJT and rail coalition to meet in DC on March 4

In the hopes of avoiding a strike that could plunge the northeast corridor into a state of economic chaos, DC officials are calling for a mandatory meeting to find resolution before that happens. Read the entire story here on NorthJersey.com.        

As strike looms, General Chairperson optimistic for deal

In an article published by the Asbury Park Press, SMART TD General Chairperson (GCA 610) Steve Burkert said that he is still hopeful that a deal will be struck between New Jersey Transit (NJT) and the Rail Labor Coalition. NJT and the Rail Labor Coalition have already had two Presidential Emergency Boards (PEB) assigned by […]

NJT Unions continue to negotiate as strike date looms

February 3, 2016 – Talks between the eleven unions in the NJT Rail Labor Coalition and negotiators from New Jersey Transit continued today, but no agreement was reached. Both sides pledged to continue negotiating. Today’s talks were the first since Presidential Emergency Board 249 selected the unions’ final offer as the “most reasonable”. Under Section […]

PEB 248 recommends NJT contract terms

Presidential Emergency Board 248 has issued its recommendations to settle the four year contract dispute between New Jersey Transit and the Rail Labor Coalition of fourteen unions representing 4,300 union workers. The recommendations on the major issues of wages and health insurance contributions fall much closer to the terms proposed by the Coalition than those […]

NJ Transit plans for Pope’s U.S. visit

New Jersey Transit officials yesterday announced the agency’s plans for operation during the weekend of Sept. 26-27, when Pope Francis visits Philadelphia. The agency will change its regular service to accommodate the estimated 2 million people who are expected to travel to see the pope during his two-day visit to Philadelphia. The pope also will visit New […]