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LATEST NEWS
 
Keolis: The General Committee has sent their proposal to the management team of Keolis.  Instead, of opening Section 6, both parties agreed to focus on wage increases and health care.


Buddy Passes
Next spring, Amtrak has decided to implement employees "Companion Passes".  There will be 8 passes: 8 single rides or 4 round trips.  They will be given this summer.

Security cuts
In the next year, Amtrak will cut it's security employment forces by 200 police offers and 40 civilians. Currently, undercover officers are riding trains 79 and 91 WAS-RVR. 


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 $37.11.  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,
 
Cells phone and Tablets: need to be turned off and stored away.  Do not text on the train.
 
Keolis/VRE
John Winans: Chief Transportation Officer
Lamar Bates: Manager of Safety and Compliance
 
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.