• Union Response to BNSF's New "HiViz" Attendance Policy

  • Discussion related to BNSF operations. Official site: BNSF.COM
Discussion related to BNSF operations. Official site: BNSF.COM

Moderator: Komachi

  by ExCon90
 
I've never been involved in labor relations, but I thought it was basic that if certain provisions are stated in the contract they can't be changed unilaterally -- irrespective of whether it's a good idea or a terrible idea neither side can change it without renegotiating the contract. Who on the railroad, whether or not in management, wouldn't know that?

On a general legal question, I believe that if a contract is ambiguous in any respect it is to be construed in favor of the party who didn't write the contract. What happens if a labor agreemeent, jointly written by both parties, is ambiguous?