New Individual Paid Sick Days for IBEW

Apr 20, 2023

BNSF is pleased to announce a new agreement with the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) granting individual paid sick days.

This most recent announcement is a part of larger ongoing discussions about modernizing the work environment. Nine of our 12 labor unions are now covered by paid sick leave agreements.

Building upon existing BNSF paid time off and sickness benefits, IBEW members will receive an additional four 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. More specific details regarding these new sick days will be provided to affected team members.

BNSF remains committed to continued dialogue including the potential addition of paid sick days for those crafts that did not already have individual paid sick days prior to the recent national bargaining round.​​