2NDASSIGNMENT

*ARTICLE 2 (A), 3 (A) & 9 (A) OF THE CURRENT YARD AGREEMENT & YDM1-61. *

 

CLAIM IS MADE FOR AN ADDITIONAL DAY’S PAY AT APPLICABLE RATE ON (DATE) ACCOUNT WORKING TWO SEPARATE ASSIGNMENTS. I WAS CALLED TO WORK OFF THE SWITCHMEN’S EXTRA BOARD (OR REGULAR ASSIGNMENT) FOR (JOB #) AT (TIME) AND PERFORMED SERVICE UNTIL (TIME). I WAS THEN REQUIRED BY YARDMASTER/MANAGER (NAME) TO MOVE TO (JOB #) WHERE I WORKED THE REMAINDER OF THE SHIFT. CLAIM IS MADE FOR ADDITIONAL DAYS PAY FOR (JOB #) FOR SERVICE PERFORMED.

 

4 HOURRUNAROUND

*ARTICLE 12(B) & (E) OF CURRENT YARDAGREEMENT. *

 

CLAIM IS MADE FOR A 4 HOUR RUNAROUND ON (DATE) AT (TIME) FOR JOB (JOB #). AT TIME OF CALL A VACANCY EXISTED ON SAID JOB AND CREW DISPATCHER FAILED TO OFFER ME THIS POSITION. I WAS FIRST OUT ON A ROTARY EXTRA BOARD AND (NAME) POSITIONED BEHIND ME ON THE EXTRA BOARD WORKED THIS ASSIGNMENT. DUE TO CREW DISPATCHER ERROR IN MISHANDLING THE EXTRA BOARD, I WAS RUNAROUND THROUGH NO FAULT OF MY OWN BY NOT BEING OFFERED ALL KNOWN VACANCIES AT TIME OFCALL.

 

 

8 HOURRUNAROUND

*ARTICLES 2(A) & 12(E) OF CURRENT YARD AGREEMENT, 1993 SP AGREEMENT ARTICLEXXIII*

 

CLAIM IS MADE FOR 8 HOUR RUNAROUND ON (DATE) AT (TIME) FOR YARD JOB (JOB #). WHILE ASSIGNED TO THE SWITCHMEN’S EXTRA BOARD, I WAS FIRST OUT, RESTED AND AVAILABLE FOR THIS SERVICE. SWITCHMAN (NAME) BEHIND ME ON THE EXTRA BOARD WAS CALLED AND WORKED THE ASSIGNMENT. I WAS NOT CALLED DURING THIS SHIFT RANGE. CREW DISPATCHER ERROR RESULTED IN MISHANDLING OF EXTRA BOARD. THEREFORE, CLAIM LOST EARNINGS FOR 8 HOURRUNAROUND.

 

 

ANNULASSIGNMENT

*ARTICLE 2 (A), 4 (F) & 12 (B) OF CURRENT YARD AGREEMENT, YDM 1-220 & YDM1-132. *

 

CLAIM IS MADE FOR 8 HOUR RUNAROUND ON (DATE) AT (TIME) FOR (JOB #). A VACANCY EXISTED ON SAID JOB AND CREW DISPATCHER FAILED TO CALL ME FOR THE ASSIGNMENT. I WAS RESTED AND AVAILABLE AND NOT CALLED WHILE PROTECTING (LOCATION) SWITCHMEN’S EXTRA BOARD. JOBS CAN ONLY BE BLANKED ON AHOLIDAY.

 

 

ANNUL ASSIGNMENT(HOLIDAY)

*ARTICLE 2 (A), 4 (F) & 12 (B) OF CURRENT YARD AGREEMENT, YDM 61-895, SAB 18 DEC  421, SBA 311 DEC 7, SBA 311 DEC20*

CLAIM EARNINGS OF REGULAR ASSIGNMENT (JOB # & POSITION) ACCOUNT JOB WAS ANNULLED FOR (HOLIDAY) AND MY NORMAL DUTIES WERE PERFORMED BY ANOTHER CREW. (NAME) WAS HELD OVER FROM (JOB #) ON DUTY AT (TIME) AND FORCED TO WORK (# OF HOURS OT) INTO MY NORMAL SHIFT TO PERFORM THE NORMAL DUTIES OF MY ASSIGNMENT (JOB #) ON DUTY AT(TIME).

 

ASSISTING ROAD CREW (LININGSWITCHES)

*ARTICLE 2 (B) & 9 (B) OF THE CURRENT YARD AGREEMENT AND DECISION 13 OF SAB18*

 

CLAIM ADDITIONAL DAYS PAY AT APPLICABLE RATE OF PAY ACCOUNT PERFORMING SERVICE ON ANOTHER ASSIGNMENT. FACTS AS FOLLOWS, WHILE ASSIGNED TO (JOB #) ON DUTY AT (TIME) ON (DATE). I WAS DETACHED FROM MY CREW AT (TIME) BY YARDMASTER (NAME) AND REQUIRED TO PERFORM SERVICE ON ANOTHER CREW (TRAIN ID & UNIT#) WHILE THE REMAINDER OF MY CREW CONTINUED WORKING. I WAS INSTRUCTED TO LINE (TRAIN ID) OUT OF (OR INTO TRACK #) TOWARDS MAINLINE OR YARD (TRACK #) (IN ROSEVILLE ADD USING ELECTRIC SWITCHES AT THE KIOSK). I WAS ASSIGNED TO THIS CREW FROM (TIME) TO (TIME) UNTIL (TRAIN ID) DEPARTED/ARRIVED. DURING MY ABSENCE MY CREW CONTINUED THEIR PREVIOUSDUTIES.

 

ASSISTING ROAD CREW (REDUCETRACK)

*ARTICLE 2(A) & 12(B) OF CURRENT YARD AGREEMENT AND YDM52-819*

 

CLAIM IS MADE FOR AN ADDITIONAL DAYS PAY ON (DATE) FOR ENTIRE CREW, HTF/FOR (NAME & ID#) AND SW1 (NAME & ID#) OF YARD JOB (JOB #) ON DUTY AT (TIME) FOR ASSISTING A ROAD CREW. AT (TIME) WE WERE INSTRUCTED BY YARDMASTER/MANAGER (NAME) TO REDUCE 1 CAR (CAR # OR #’S) OFF OF TRACK (TRACK #) IN RECEIVING YARD. THE ROAD CREW OF THE (TRAIN ID) HAD LEFT SAID CAR(S) OUT TO FOUL. THE ROAD CREW HAD SUFFICIENT TIME UNDER THE HOURS OF SERVICE ACT TO PROPERLY YARD TRAIN UNDER OUTSTANDING YARD INSTRUCTION. THE ROAD CREW DID NOT EXPIRE UNTIL(TIME).

 

ASSISTING ROAD CREW (SECURING HANDBRAKES)

*ARTICLE 2(B), (C), (D) OF CURRENT YARD AGREEMENT AND YDM52-189*

 

CLAIM IS MADE FOR AN ADDITIONAL DAYS PAY FOR YARD JOB (JOB #) ON (DATE) ON DUTY AT (TIME), HTF/FOR (NAME & ID#) AND SW1 (NAME & ID#) FOR ASSISTING ROAD CREW. DURING OUR TOUR OF DUTY AT (TIME) WE WERE INSTRUCTED BY YARDMASTER/MANGER (NAME) TO SECURE HAND BRAKES ON THE (TRAIN ID) IN RECEIVING YARD TRACK (TRACK #). THE ROAD CREW HAD FAILED TO SECURE THEIR TRAIN AS PER OUTSTANDING YARD INSTRUCTIONS. ROAD CREW HAD SUFFICIENT TIME TO WORK UNDER HOURS OF SERVICE ACT TO PROPERLY SECURE THEIR OWN TRAIN WHICH ARRIVED AT (TIME) AND THE ROAD CREW EXPIRED UNDER THE HOURS OF SERVICE AT(TIME).

(THIS DOES NOT APPLY TO UTILITYPOSITIONS)

 

 

CALL ANDRELEASE

*ARTICLE 12(E) OF CURRENT YARDAGREEMENT*

 

CLAIM IS MADE FOR 4 HOURS ACCOUNT CALL AND RELEASE ON (DATE). I WAS CALLED FOR YARD JOB (JOB #) AT (TIME). AT (TIME) I WAS NOTIFIED BY CREW DISPATCHER THAT MY SERVICES WOULD NOT BE REQUIRED. THEREFORE, I AM ENTITLED TO 4 HOURS FOR AN ERRONEOUSCALL.

 

 

EARNINGS OF REGULAR ASSIGNMENT (STEPPEDUP)

*ARTICLES 9 (A) & 12 (B) OF CURRENT YARD AGREEMENT & YDM1-132. *

 

I WAS WITHHELD FROM SERVICE ON MY REGULAR ASSIGNMENT (JOB #) ON (DATE), AS A RESULT OFBEING USED TO PERFORM EXTRA SERVICE ON THE SHIFT RANGE PRECEDING THE SHIFT IN WHICH I’M ASSIGNED (STEPPED UP). CLAIM EARNINGS OF REGULAR ASSIGNMENT EXCLUSIVE OF OVERTIME ACCOUNT PRECLUDED HOURS OF SERVICE LAW FROM WORKTHEREON.

 

 

END OF TRAINDEVICE

*AWARD 121 OF PLB2472*

 

CLAIM IS MADE FOR 1 HOUR FOR THE ENTIRE CREW OF YARD JOB (JOB #), HTF/FOR (NAME & ID#) AND SW1 (NAME & ID#) ON DUTY AT (TIME) ON (DATE). DURING OUR TOUR OF DUTY AT (TIME) WE WERE INSTRUCTED BY YARDMASTER/MANGER (NAME) TO REMOVE (OR INSTALL) AN END OF TRAIN DEVICE IN (RECEIVING) YARD TRACK (TRACK #) (WHICH WAS NOT OUR TRAIN). WE COMPLIED WITH THESE INSTRUCTION, CARMEN WERE ON DUTY AND AVAILABLE TO PERFORM THISSERVICE.

 

(THIS DOES NOT APPLY IF IT IS YOUR OWNTRAIN)

 

EXTRA JOB CALLED 5 OUT OF7

*ARTICLE 6 (I), LETTER SUBMITTED TO CARRIER ON(DATE)

 

CLAIM IS MADE FOR TWO SENIOR UNASSIGNED SWITCHMEN (NAMES & ID#) AT APPLICABLE RATES OF PAY ACCOUNT CMS AND LOCAL MANAGEMENT FAILED TO ESTABLISH ASSIGNMENT ON THE (SHIFT RANGE) WHEN EXTRA YARD JOBS WORKED FIVE (5) SHIFTS WITHIN A SEVEN (7) DAY PERIOD STARTING WITHIN THE SAME SHIFT RANGE. ARTICLE 6 (I) REQUIRES THAT A REGULAR ASSIGNMENT WILL BE ESTABLISHED NOT LATER THAN THE THIRD (3RD) DAY SUBSEQUENT TO DATE OF LAST SHIFTWORKED.

  

 

FAMILIARIZATION – ARTICLE IX

 

Q.  ARE THERE A SET NUMBER OF TRIPS THAT AN EMPLOYEE WILL TAKE IN LEARNING NEW TERRITORY?

A.  NO, SINCE EMPLOYEES HAVE DIFFERING EXPERIENCES THE NUMBER OF TRIPS WILL VARY AND THE LOCAL CHAIRMEN WILL WORK WITH LOCAL OPERATING ON THE NUMBER AND TYPE OF TRIPS NEEDED.

Q.  AN EMPLOYEE WHO MAKES FAMILIARIZATION TRIPS ONLY ON THE PORTION OF THE GEOGRAPHIC TERRITORY WHERE HE INTENDS TO WORK MAY LATER EXERCISE SENIORITY OR BE FORCED TO ANOTHER PART OF THE TERRITORY WITH WHICH HE IS NOT FAMILIAR.  DOES THIS AGREEMENT APPLY TO THE NECESSARY ADDITIONAL FAMILIARIZATION TRIPS?

 

A.  YES, NO MATTER HOW MUCH TIME HAS ELAPSED FROM DATE OF IMPLEMTATION OF THIS AGREEMENT.

Q.  WHO WILL APPROVE AN EMPLOYEE AS BEING PROPERLY FAMIARIZED ON A NEW TERRITORY?

 

A.  CARRIER OFFICER.

 

Q.  IF AN UNQUALIFIED EXTRA EMPLOYEE STANDS FIRST OUT FOR AN ASSGINMENT AND THE NEXT EXTRA EMPLOYEE IS QUALIFIED, MAY THE FIRST EXTRA EMPLOYEE BE RUN-AROUND?

 

A.  NO; HOWEVER, THE CARRRIER WILL ATTEMPT TO PLACE EMPLOYEES UNFAMILIAR WITH EXTRA BOARD ASSIGNMENTS ON FAMILIARIZATION BOARD (PAID THE SAME AS IF ON THE EXTRA BOARD) TO LEARN THE AREA PRIOR TO MARKING UP ON THE EXTRA BOARD. IF THE ABOVE HAPPENS, THEN THE CARRIER MAY CALL THE NEXT OUT EMPLOYEE TO BE A PILOT, USE A QUALIFIED OFFICER TO RIDE WITH THEM OR USE ONE OF THE PEER TRAINING EMPLOYEES.

 

Q.  IF THE NEXT OUT EMPLOYEE IS USED AS A PILOT, HOW SHALL THEY BE COMPENSATED?

 

A.  THE SAME AS IF THEY HAD OPERATED THE TRAIN

 

FEDERAL REST (HELD OFF REGULARASSIGNMENT)

*ARTICLE 12 & YDM 1-132 OF SWITCHMEN’S AGREEMENT & YDM 61-212.*

 

CLAIM EARNINGS OF REGULAR ASSIGNED JOB AS A CHD/HTF/FOR/SW1 ON (JOB #) ON DUTY AT (TIME) ON (DATE) DUE TO BEING WITHHELD FROM SERVICE ACCOUNT OBTAINING REQUIRED 48 HOURS REST IN COMPLIANCE WITH RSIA HOURS OF SERVICEREFORMS.

 

 

FEDERAL REST (YARD EXTRABOARD)

*ATTACHMENT “B” 1997 UP/UTU SP WEST AGREEMENT.*

 

CLAIM EXTRA BOARD GUARANTEE EARNINGS AND/OR LOST EARNINGS FOR THE PERIOD OF TIME FROM (TIME & DATE) TO (TIME & DATE) DUE TO BEING WITHHELD FROM SERVICE TO OBTAIN THE REQUIRED REST IN COMPLIANCE WITH RSIA HOURS OF SERVICEREFORMS.

 

 

GUARANTEE CLAIM (CALLINGTIMES)

(SPECIFIC YDM FOR THELOCATION)

 

CLAIM IMPROPER DEDUCTION OF GUARANTEE FOR BEING UNAVAILABLE FOR A CALL OUTSIDE OF THE ESTABLISHED YARD CALLING TIMES. I WAS DEDUCTED GUARANTEE ON (DATE) AT (TIME) FOR BEING UNAVAILABLE FOR A CALL WHILE ASSIGNED TO THE YARD EXTRA BOARD AT (LOCATION). THE CALL WAS OUTSIDE OF THE ESTABLISHED YARD CALLING TIMES FOR SWITCHMEN ASSIGNED TO THE (LOCATION) YARD EXTRA BOARD, PER YDM (SPECIFIC YDM FORLOCATION)

 

 

GUARANTEE CLAIM (PERSONAL LEAVEDAY)

 

CLAIM IMPROPER DEDUCTION OF GUARANTEE WHILE ON A COMPENSATED PERSONAL LEAVE DAY. I WAS DEDUCTED GUARANTEE ON (DATE) WHILE ON A COMPENSATED PERSONAL LEAVE DAY WHILE ASSIGNED TO THE YARD EXTRA BOARD AT(LOCATION/CIRC7).

 

*1997 SP WEST MODIFIED AGREEMENT, ATTACHMENT B, SECTION F; “THE GUARANTEE REDUCTIONS SHALL NOT APPLY FOR ABSENCES DUE TO BEREAVEMENT LEAVE, PERSONAL LEAVE DAYS, VACATIONS, RULES CLASSES, JURY DUTY, PHYSICAL EXAMINATIONS OR OTHER INSTANCES WHERE THE EMPLOYEE IS HELD AT THE INSTRUCTION OF THECARRIER”.

 

*APPLICABLE HUB AGREEMENT ARTICLE VI, SECTION D2

 

 

LATE MEAL

*ARTICLE 5 OF CURRENT YARDAGREEMENT*

 

CLAIM IS MADE FOR 1 HOUR AT APPLICABLE RATE FOR ENTIRE CREW OF YARD JOB (JOB #) ON DUTY AT (TIME) ON (DATE). CREW INCLUDED HTF/FOR (NAME & ID#) AND SW1 (NAME & ID#), CREW WAS INSTRUCTED BY YARDMASTER/MANAGER (NAME) TO WORK BEYOND PRESCRIBED TIME OF 5 HOURS AND 40 MINUTES ON DUTY. WE DID NOT HAVE A MEAL PERIOD UNTIL (TIME) ON (DATE). THE CARRIER VIOLATED THE MANDATORY PROVISIONS OF THE CURRENT YARD AGREEMENT BY NOT AFFORDING OUR CREW A PROPER MEAL PERIOD WITHIN THE PRESCRIBEDTIME.

 

 

MISHANDLING BY CREWDISPATCHER

*ARTICLE 2 (A) & 12 (B) OF CURRENT YARD AGREEMENT & YDM1-61. *

 

CLAIM IS MADE FOR 8 HOURS ON (DATE) FOR (JOB #) ON DUTY AT (TIME). SWITCHMAN (NAME) WAS DENIED BID ON SAID ASSIGNMENT. CREW DISPATCHER AWARDED JUNIOR MAN (NAME) (OR DID NOT PROPERLY FILL ASSIGNMENT). APPLICATIONS FOR VACANCIES SHOULD BE AWARDED (# OF HOURS) PRIOR TO JOB GOING ONDUTY.

 

OTHERS SWITCHING (ROADCREW)

 CLAIM 100 MILES AT APPLICABLE RATE OF PAY FOR HTF/FOR (NAME & ID#) AND SW1 (NAME & ID#), SWITCHMEN STANDING FOR SERVICE ON (DATE) FOR WORK THAT WAS PERFORMED BY ROAD CREW (JOB # OR TRAIN ID) BETWEEN THE HOURS OF (TIME) AND (TIME), YARD SWITCHING THAT EXCEEDED THE ALLOWABLE MOVES ROAD CREWS ARE PERMITTED IN CONNECTION WITH THEIR OWN TRAIN PER AGREEMENT WHILE YARD CREW(S) WERE ON DUTY. ROAD CREW (JOB # OR TRAIN ID) SWITCHED YARD TRACKS (LIST ALL TRACK #’S). THIS WORK WAS NOT STRAIGHT PICK-UPS OR SET-OUTS, IT WAS YARD SWITCHING, THE ROAD CREW MADE (#) OF SWITCHINGMOVES.

 

(KEEP COPY OF SWITCH LIST FORDOCUMENTATION)

 

*ARTICLES 2A, 9B, 12B, AND 21, OF THE SWITCHMAN'S GREEN BOOK. - ARTICLE IX OF THE 1972 UTU NATIONAL AGREEMENT. ARTICLE X OF THE 1978 UTU NATIONAL AGREEMENT. ARTICLE VIII OF THE 1985 UTU NATIONAL AGREEMENT. ARTICLE VII OF THE 1991 UTU NATIONAL AGREEMENT UTU WEST MODIFICATION AGREEMENT-IV CREW CONSIST B (4) A, 1984 CREW CONSIST AGREEMENT. UTU TRAINMAN AND SWITCHMAN WAGE RULE AGREEMENT OF 11/16193 ARTICLE XXXIII MAKE WHOLE YDM148-3421 YOM 148-16615YDM148-16561*

 

 

PERFORMING THE DUTIES OF ANOTHER CRAFT (BLEEDINGCARS)

*ARTICLE 2(A), 12(B), 17(A) OF CURRENT YARD AGREEMENT AND YDM1-281*

 

CLAIM IS MADE FOR 8 HOURS FOR ENTIRE CREW OF YARD JOB (JOB #), HTF/FOR (NAME & ID#) AND SW1 (NAME & ID#) ON DUTY AT (TIME) ON (DATE). DURING OUR TOUR OF DUTY AT ABOUT (TIME), WE WERE INSTRUCTED BY YARDMASTER/MANAGER (NAME) TO BLEED AIR ON (# OF CARS) ON TRACK (TRACK #) INSIDE YARD LIMITS. WE COMPLIED WITH THESE INSTRUCTIONS, CARMEN WERE ON DUTY AND AVAILABLE TO PERFORM THIS SERVICE. OUR CREW DID NOT HANDLE THESE CARS ANY FURTHER.

PERFORMING THE DUTIES OF ANOTHER CRAFT (KNUCKLECLAIM)

*ARTICLE 2(A), 12(B), 17(A) OF CURRENT YARDAGREEMENT

 

CLAIM IS MADE FOR 8 HOURS AT APPLICABLE RATE FOR ENTIRE CREW OF YARD JOB (JOB #), HTF/FOR (NAME & ID#) AND SW1 (NAME & ID#) ON DUTY AT (TIME) ON (DATE). DURING OUR TOUR OF DUTY AT ABOUT (TIME), WE WERE INSTRUCTED BY YARDMASTER/MANAGER (NAME) TO REPLACE KNUCKLE ON (CAR #) ON TRACK (TRACK #) INSIDE YARD LIMITS. WE COMPLIED WITH THESE INSTRUCTIONS, CARMEN (NAME) DELIVERED THE KNUCKLE AND WAS ON DUTY AND AVAILABLE TO PERFORM THISSERVICE.

 

PREPONDERANCEDAY

*ARTICLE 2(A), 12(B) OF CURRENT YARD AGREEMENT AND YDM1-148*

 

CLAIM IS MADE FOR AN ADDITIONAL DAYS PAY FOR ENTIRE CREW AT APPLICABLE RATE FOR (JOB #), HTF/FOR (NAME & ID#) AND SW1 (NAME & ID#) ON DUTY AT (TIME) ON (DATE). CREW WAS INSTRUCTED BY YARDMASTER/MANAGER (NAME) AT (TIME) TO BE REMOVED FROM OUR GENERAL LOCATION AT (GROUP 10/HUMP/TRIM, ETC.), (IN-WHICH WE SWITCH OUT AND BUILD OUR TRAIN FOR OUR INDUSTRY TO SPOT) FOR THE PREPONDERANCE OF OUR SHIFT UNTIL (TIME) TO PERFORM WORK OF ANOTHER JOB (TRIM JOBS WHICH TRIM OUT CARS TO BUILD OUTBOUND TRAINS). WE TRIMMED THE (TRAIN ID) INTO TRACK (TRACK #) AND THE (TRAIN ID) IN TRACK (TRACK #) WHICH IS NOT ASSOCIATED WITH NORMALDUTIES.

 

RCL QUALIFICATIONS (RE-CERT)

 WHEN YOU NEED TO RECERTIFY AND IF YOU GO THROUGH L.H.I.  DO NOT TRY AND PUT YOURSELF OFF COMPANY BUSINESS.  YOU WILL NEED TO GET YOUR HEARING AND VISION DONE ON YOUR OWN TIME.  YOU WILL HOWEVER; AFTER YOU GET IT DONE, CALL CMS AND REQUEST YOUR REQUIRED UNDISTURBED REST.  IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS PLEASE CALL YOUR LOCAL CHAIRMAN.

 

TAKING A TRAIN OUTSIDE YARDLIMITS

ARTICLE 2(A), 12(B) & 15(A) OF CURRENT YARD AGREEMENT, ARTICLE 5 SECTION 2 OF THE CREW CONSISTAGREEMENT.

 

CLAIM IS MADE FOR AN ADDITIONAL DAYS PAY AT APPLICABLE RATE FOR ENTIRE CREW OF YARD JOB (JOB #), HTF/FOR (NAME & ID#) AND SW1 (NAME & ID#) ON DUTY AT (TIME) ON (DATE).  AT (TIME) WE WERE INSTRUCTED BY YARDMASTER/MANAGER (NAME) TO TAKE THE (TRAIN ID) OUT OF DEPARTURE TRACK (TRACK #), INSIDE YARD LIMITS TO (LOCATION & MILE POST) (OUTSIDE YARD LIMITS) PAST MILE POST (SWITCHING LIMITMP).

 

WORKING SHORTHANDED

*ARTICLE 2 (A) 12 (B) & 27 (A) OF THE CURRENT YARD AGREEMENT.*

 

CLAIM IS MADE FOR AN ADDITIONAL DAY’S PAY ON (DATE) FOR (JOB #) ON DUTY AT (TIME) ON ACCOUNT WORKING SHORTHANDED. CREW WAS REQUIRED BY YARDMASTER/MANAGER (NAME) TO COUPLE TRACKS 16, 19, 22 AND 35 (DESCRIPTION OF WORK) SHORTHANDED UNTIL (TIME) WHILE WAITING FOR HELPER (NAME) TO ARRIVE. ALL TWO MAN JOBS ARE MUST-FILL JOBS WITHOUT ANY BLANKABLE POSITIONS. NO SERVICE IS REQUIRED UNLESS ALL CREW MEMBERS AREPRESENT.

  

 

YARD LUNCH TIME

SECTION(A). YARD CREWS WILL BE ALLOWED 20 MINUTES FOR LUNCH BETWEEN 4 ½ AND 6 HOURS AFTER STARTING WORK WITHOUT DEDUCTION  IN  PAY.     SECTION (B). YARD CREWS WILL NOTBE REQUIRED TO WORK LONGER THAN 6 HOURS WITHOUT BEING ALLOWED 20 MINUTES FOR LUNCH, WITH NO DEDUCTION IN PAY OR TIME THEREFOR.

 

QUESTION: IF A YARD CREW, THROUGH SOME UNFORSEEN CIRCUMSTANCES, BE ON DUTY SAY TWELVE HOURS, WOULD THE CREW BE ENTITLED TO A SECOND PERIOD OF TWENTY MINUTES IN WHICH TO EAT, AND IF SO, WHEN WOULD IT BEGIN?

 

ANSWER: PARAGRAPH (B) APPLIES TO BOTH THE FIRST AND SECOND LUNCH PERIODS.CREW WOULD BE ENTITLED TO SECOND LUNCH PERIOD SIX HOURS AFTER COMPLETING THE FIRST LUNCH PERIOD. IN EITHER CASE, SWITCHMEN WILL NOT BE WORKED LONGER THAN SIX HOURS WITHOUT BEING GIVEN AN OPPORTUNITY TO EAT.

 

QUESTION: UNDER PARAGRAPHS (A) AND (B), PROVISIONS FOR LUNCH PERIODS, MUST THEY BE GIVEN WITHIN THE PRESCRIBED TIME?

 

ANSWER: YES. THE LUNCH PERIOD MUST BE GIVEN AND COMPLETED WITHIN FOUR AND ONE-HALF AND SIX HOURS.

 

SECTION (C).  SWITCHMEN CALLED TO WORK A SECOND SHIFT (DOUBLE) WILL BE ALLOWED NOT TO EXCEED ONE HOUR BETWEEN SHIFTS FOR THE PURPOSE OF SECURING A MEAL.

 

NOTE: THE ONE HOUR WILL BE COMPUTED FROM THE TIME SWITCHMAN IS RELIEVED ON THE FIRST SHIFT EXCEPT SUCH TIME SHALL NOT BE COMPUTED FROM MORE THAN THIRTY (30) MINUTES PRIOR TO THE REGULAR OFF DUTY TIME OF JOB ON WHICH THE SWITCHMAN WAS WORKING AT THE TIME CALLED TO DOUBLE.

 

SECTION (D). THE PROVISIONS OF THIS ARTICLE WILL APPLY TO BERDERS WHO WILL, HOWEVER, BE HELD RESPONSIBLE FOR HERDING OF ENGINES AND/OR TRAINS DURING LUNCH PERIOD PROVIDED FOR BY SECTION (A).

 

AWARD 12 OF PUBLIC LAW BOARD NO. 6305A YARD CREW WHO DOES NOT HAVE A MEALPERIOD PRIOR TO 5' 40" IS ENTITLED TO A ONE-HOUR

PENALTY

 

YARD PL AND VACATION QUALIFICATIONS

 

PERSONAL LEAVE DAYS

YOU MUST BE MARKED UP ON A BOARD BY DEC. 31 TO QUALIFY FOR PL DAYS.  YARD EMPLOYEES RECEIVE 11 PL’S PER YEAR.

 

AS OF APRIL 1, 2018, ACCORDING TO THE YARD AGREEMENT MODIFICATION SWITCHMAN BUT BE IN THE YARD MAJORITY OF THE TIME BETWEEN APRIL 1 THROUGH SEPTEMBER 31 TO QUALIFY FOR YARD PERSONAL LEAVE DAYS. FURTHERMORE, IF YOU DO NOT QUALIFY FOR VACATION TIME, YOU DO NOT QUALIFY FOR PERSONAL LEAVE DAYS.

 

VACATION

TO QUALIFY FOR VACATION IN THE YARD YOU MUST HAVE 150 STARTS THE PREVIOUS YEAR PLUS 2400 MILES

YARD VACATION HOLD DOWN RULES

 

THE FOLLOWING PROCESS FOR MAKING HOLD DOWNS HAS BEEN IN EFFECT FOR A TRIAL PERIOD IN SEVERAL YARDS SINCE JANUARY 16, 2006. THE ORIGINAL PILOT PROJECT HAS EVOLVED AND IS NOW AVAILABLE IN ITS CURRENT FORM IN EVERY YARD ON THE FORMER SOUTHERN PACIFIC WESTERN LINES.

IN ORDER TO MAINTAIN A CONSISTENT APPLICATION, THE FOLLOWING PROCEDURES WILL APPLY.

 

1) VACATION VACANCY ONLY REGULAR OR EXTRA SWITCHMAN MAY MAKE A HOLD DOWN AND ONLY ON A KNOWN VACATION VACANCY OF 7 DAYS OR MORE AFTER THE VACATION HAS STARTED. SUCH SWITCHMAN MAKING A HOLD DOWN MUST REMAIN ON THAT HOLD DOWN UNTIL THE VACATION ENDS (UNLESS DISPLACED FROM THE HOLD DOWN) AT WHICH TIME THE SWITCHMAN WILL BE RETURNED TO HIS/HER OWN ASSIGNMENT.

 

2) HOLD DOWN VACANCY (CURRENTLY TV STATUS) REGULAR OR EXTRA SWITCHMAN MAY MAKE A HOLD DOWN ON A KNOWN VACANCY OF ANOTHER REGULAR SWITCHMAN WHO IS IN TV STATUS DUE TO WORKING A HOLD DOWN ON ANOTHER REGULAR ASSIGNMENT.

 

3) MULTIPLE HOLD DOWNS A SWITCHMAN WHO IS ON A HOLD DOWN WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO EXERCISE SENIORITY TO ANOTHER HOLD DOWN OR ANOTHER REGULAR ASSIGNMENT.

 

4) DISPLACING A SWITCHMAN WHO IS ON A HOLD DOWN A SENIOR SWITCHMAN MAY DISPLACE A JUNIOR SWITCHMAN FROM A HOLD DOWN ONLY ON THE JOBS WORK DAYS (AT LEAST 4’ PRIOR TO ON DUTY TIME TO WORK THAT SAME DAY). NO DISPLACEMENTS WILL BE ALLOWED ON THE JOBS DAYS FRIDAY OR DAYS OFF.  THE SWITCHMAN MAKING SUCH DISPLACEMENT WILL BE PLACED ON THE HOLD DOWN IMMEDIATELY. THE SWITCHMAN DISPLACED WILL BE NOTIFIED BY CMS AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.

 

5) RELEASED FROM A HOLD DOWN ON A VACATION VACANCY SWITCHMEN WHO ARE ON A HOLD DOWN ON A VACATION VACANCY WHO ARE RELEASED AT THE EXPIRATION OF THE VACATION WILL RETURN TO THEIR OWN ASSIGNMENT AND NO NOTIFICATION WILL BE NECESSARY.

 

6) RELEASED FROM A HOLD DOWN ON A NON-VACATION VACANCY

SWITCHMEN ON A HOLD DOWN ON A NON-VACATION VACANCY WILL BE NOTIFIED AS SOON AS POSSIBLE WHEN RELEASED FROM A HOLD DOWN (EITHER BY BEING DISPLACED OR BY INCUMBENT RETURNING) AND WILL BE RETURNED TO THEIR REGULAR POSITION. SWITCHMEN ON A HOLD DOWN MUST BE AVAILABLE DURING CALLING TIMES OF BOTH THEIR OWN ASSIGNMENT AND THE ASSIGNMENT THEY ARE HOLDING IN THE EVENT CMS HAS BEEN UNABLE TO NOTIFY THEM OF BEING RELEASED.

 

 

 YARD VACATION HOLD DOWN RULES Q & A

 

Q.  CAN A SWITCHMAN ON THE BUMP BOARD MAKE A HD?

 

A.  NO, THE SWITCHMAN HAS TO BE ON A REGULAR ASSIGNMENT OR ON THE EXTRA BOARD.

 

Q.  WHAT ARE THE TIME LIMITS FOR DISPLACING A JUNIOR SWITCHMAN OFF OF A HD?

A.  DISPLACEMNT OF HD CAN BE DONE ANYTIME WHILE JOB IS ON DUTY BUT NOT LATER THAN 4 HRS (OR BEFORE CALLING TIME) PRIOR TO THE ON DUTY TIME FOR THE ASSIGNMENT.

 

Q.  WILL SWITCHMEN RELEASED FROM HD BE RETURNED TO THEIR REGULAR ASSIGNMENT PRIOR TO BEING NOTIFIED?

 

A.  YES, WHEN DISPLACED OR RELEASED FROM HD, SWITCHMEN WILL BE RETURNED TO THEIR OWN ASSIGNMENT OR EXTRA BOARD AND CMS WILL ATTEMPT TO NOTIFY THEM.  SWITCHMENT MUST BE AVAILABLE DURING CALL TIMES OF THE HD & REGULAR ASSIGNMENT FOR NOTIFICATION.

 

Q.  WILL EXTRA SWITCHMEN RELEASED FROM HD BE REQUIRED TO ACCEPT A CALL DURING NEXT CALL TIMES?

 

A.  YES, THEIR ASSIGNMENT IS THE EXTRA BOARD AND IF RETURNED TO THE EXTRA BOARD THEY WIOULD BE REQUIRED TO PROTECT ALL 3 CALL TIMES.

 

Q.  HOW WILL A SWITCHMEN WORKING A VACATION VACANCY BE HANDLED?

 

A.  SWITCHMEN WORKING VACATION VACANCY MUST BE AWARE OF THE DATE OF RETURN OF REGULAR SWITCHMEN AND KNOW THAT HE WILL BE RETURNED TO HIS REGULAR ASSIGNMENT AND THE END OF THE VACATION PERIOD.  HE WILL NOT BE NOTIFIED AND WILL BE REQUIRED TO PROTECT HIS REGULAR ASSIGNMENT IF RESTED.

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