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March 2014 LCA Report

Here is sample listing of charge letters that I have received.

Amtrak
3 charge letters
3 waivers

Keolis/VRE
2 Charges
1 resignation

Scott Treece has accepted a promotion in Boston for MBTA. Keolis is in process of hiring 5 Conductors.

6 claims are being processed through Labor Relations this month so far.

Remember I need the claim within 30 days of the violation. Labor Relations is going strictly by the letter of the agreement now.

PLB hearings in Philadelphia have not been scheduled for 2 members for 2014.

Conductors please don’t occupy more than 2 tables in café car.

Remember don’t stop the train unless you have permission from the train dispatcher and give car number and what you found if you stop for a possible defect.

We have changed hotel accommodations in Norfolk, VA.

Whenever there are fights or disruptions on the train don’t get involved call the Police right away.

Book checks will be random for the next 3 months.

Safety glasses, please wear them. They are going to be looking at compliance.

Conductors stay out of cab of engine until your duties require you to be up there.

If there are member that are putting your job at risk, please contact one of your local officers and let us resolve it before you go to management.

If there any questions or concerns call me at 804-920-0691 or email me at williebates10@verizon.net

If you don’t contribute to the UTU Pac, now is the time to do it. I will have pledge forms available at the Union office. Please stop by to get one and Contribute.

Remember to use SC for job code when claiming crew consist violations. UTU Agreement Rule 11.

SMART Transportation Division Convention will be held fro June 30 to July 2, 2014. The SMART General Convention will be held from August 11 to 15, 2014.

Conductor’s performance payment will be on March 21, 2014.

Mentor’s pay is now 1 hour conductor’s rate of pay $33.62. Code is still AP