Local 1503

UTU, carriers begin bargaining Feb. 10 - 1/7/2010
The UTU national rail contract negotiating team will hold its first formal bargaining session Feb. 10-11 with the National Carriers' Conference Committee (NCCC).


The national rail contract became open for amendment Jan. 1. The sides exchanged desired amendments Nov. 1.

The NCCC is representing BNSF, CSX, Kansas City Southern, Norfolk Southern, Soo Line, Union Pacific and numerous smaller railroads in negotiations with the UTU over changes to rates of pay, benefits and work rules.

Some 40,000 UTU members are affected by these national contract talks, which frequently set patterns for negotiated agreements on other carriers.

Other railroads, including Amtrak and U.S. operations of Canadian National, negotiate individually with the UTU.

The existing national agreement remains in force until tentatively negotiated amendments are presented to UTU members and ratified by them under the craft autonomy provisions of the UTU Constitution.

The UTU negotiating team is being led by International President Mike Futhey. Its members include Assistant President Arty Martin; International Vice Presidents Robert Kerley and Delbert Strunk; General Chairpersons John Lesniewski (GO 049) and Pate King (GO 680); Alternate Vice President Doyle Turner; and UTU General Counsel Clint Miller.

To stay informed, log on to www.utu.org and click on the "National Rail Contract" link. Also, sign up for e-mail alerts on the UTU home page.

January 6, 2010
We have a new website - 4/23/2009

As of 01/07/2010, Local 1503 has a new website!


The United Transportation Union is a labor organization headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, representing 125,000 active and retired railroad, bus, mass transit and airline workers in the United States and Canada.


We are UTU Local 1503, representing railroad Conductors, Brakemen, Yardmen and Enginemen on the Union Pacific Railroad in Marysville, KS.


Our Links page includes Internet connections to the UTU International Web Page, where you will find more information about the history, current efforts and future plans of our Organization, as well as a database of contracts and arbitration decisions relevant to railroad workers.


In our Agreements page you will find contracts applicable to our own Local 1503 members, and the News Archives section contains web articles of interest to our members.


We hope this Web Site will be a helpful source of information for our members.


If you have any questions or to report any problems with this site contact Ty Dragoo.