NCFO Press Release


Members of the National Conference of Firemen & Oilers, 32BJ/SEIU (NCFO) have ratified a new collective bargaining agreement with Amtrak.

The NCFO members provided overwhelming support to approve this agreement. NCFO Assistant to the President Michael Pistone states “this contract provides the membership with major improvements and enhancements to better their quality of life.” The approved contract will have the implementation of new pay rates as well as freezing the cost share to the members because of the rising health care costs. The term of the agreement is from July 1, 2022 – July 1, 2028. The ratified contract will cover NCFO members employed by Amtrak.

NCFO President Dean Devita stated “NCFO Assistant to the President Michael Pistone was the lead spokesperson for the Coalition of Rail Unions that has provide the largest financial increase in wages, benefits, and quality of life issues in the history of Amtrak bargaining. President Amtrak Joe Biden has publicly expressed his support for Amtrak workers and the importance of investing in America’s infrastructure, including rail transportation. He has stated that he believes Amtrak can be a vital part of the country’s transportation system, providing good-paying jobs and connecting communities across the nation. President Biden did not just talk, President Biden backed it up, he is by far, done more for Railroad Workers than any other President. The NCFO Members deserve this agreement and a lot more!

The NCFO is an affiliate of 32BJ SEIU, the Service Employees International Union, which has 2.1 million members dedicated to raising industry standards, making life better for working families and our communities, and building a fair economy.