Building upon existing BNSF paid time off and sickness benefits, these SMART-TD 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/single day vacation days to paid sick days. Additionally, paid sick days will not accumulate points under BNSF's attendance program. More specific details will be provided to affected team members.
We are pleased that our union partners have taken this important step forward to help BNSF modernize its agreements to the benefit of its employees and their 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.