Cases & Deals

Kansas City Southern Railway Company successfully defends against Brotherhood of Railroad Signalmen claim

Clients Kansas City Southern Railway Company, The

Jones Day successfully defended The Kansas City Southern Railway Company ("KCS") against a claim by the Brotherhood of Railroad Signalmen ("BRS") that its members were entitled to additional pay under the parties' collective bargaining agreement. KCS maintained that the collective bargaining agreement, with certain enumerated exceptions, required it to pay signal maintainers a monthly rate based on 213 hours per month, regardless of how many hours the signal maintainers actually worked. BRS argued that the contract should instead be interpreted to mean that signal maintainers were entitled to additional, hourly payments in any month where their hours worked exceeded 213. The arbitrator found that the contract supported KCS's interpretation and denied BRS's claim.

Brotherhood of Railway Signalmen Dispute, 14-3-NRAB-00003-130395