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LATEST NEWS
 
Keolis:  Winans has agreed to Short crew claims at 4hrs per person will be approved when the train is not staffed in the previous night's line up and remains unstaffed the next day.  A formal letter should be distributed in the next few days.

Buddy Passes
Companion Passes will go into effect Sept. 29, 2019.  See further detail on the Amtrak tab.

Local Dues
Many have questions regarding the breakdown of Local dues.  Please see info below.
International dues: $31.50
Legislative dues: $7.00
Local dues: $15.00
GCA (General Committee of Adjustments): $46.86
LCA (Local Committee of Adjustments): $10.00
That's a total of $110.36 for dues only. 
Many members have DIPP (Income protection), insurance premiums, policies, etc. extracted when union dues are taken as well.  disability is $34.50/month. disability is dependent on which plan was chosen: 50% $73.88/month and 60% option is $51.63/month.
 

 
Pay Raise Calendar
 
 
Month
Increase %
Conductor
Asst Conductor
Crew Allowance
July 1, 2018
2.75
37.11
31.85
15.69
July 1. 2019
3.0038.2232.8116.16
July 1, 2020
3.7539.6534.0416.77
July 1, 2021
3.7541.1435.32
  17.40
 
 
 
 
Safety
Wear your safety glasses.   Use proper radio procedures when crew members. Managers are watching! 
 
Amtrak Mentor Pay
One hour Conductor's rate at $38.22.  Use the code "AP".
New hire conductors that are posting pay is $20.00
 
**If you turn the angle cock for any reason, you must perform a Class II brake test and engine brake test.
  
Short Crew Violations: Code "SC", UTU Agreement Rule 11

Meals Code:  When attending training such as Block or ADA away from your home crew base, there is a side letter that says that an employee is allowed to put in for $25.00/day of training.  Put it directly on your Block training ticket.  Code 40.
 
Cells phone and Tablets: need to be turned off and stored away.  Do not text on the train.  And do not do any personal business on your eMD.
 
Keolis/VRE
John Winans: Chief Transportation Officer
Lamar Bates: Manager of Safety and Compliance/ Labor Relations
 
Q&A...or not
If you get called you have a right to call for union representation.  Call me or a union employee before committing to questioning.