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July 2015 LCA 1933 Chairperson / State Director Report

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

Amtrak
1 pending hearing in Charlotte NC crew base

Keolis/VRE
N/A

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

1.    Remember I need the claim within 30 days of the violation.
Labor Relations is going strictly by the letter of the agreement now. Remember to use SC on job code when claiming crew consist violations. UTU Agreement Rule 11 and also I need a manifest.
You must submit a penalty claim if there is a contract violation. The denial of the penalty claim is what the Local Committee of Adjustment uses for its appeal.

PLB hearing in Philadelphia has been scheduled for August 25, 2015 for 1 member for 2015

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

3. Remember all personal phones must be off and stored away while on duty on the train.

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

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

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

7.  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.

8. Mentor’s pay is now 1 hour conductor’s rate of pay $34.62, Code is still AP.

9. Crews must be mindful of spotting train at RVR station.

10. Remember if you turn the ankle cock for any reason you must do a Class 2 brake test and check of the engine brake test to see if the engine brake is operative.

11. There is a lot of track and construction work on the RF&P Subdivision, please stay focused on that piece of railroad

WE STILL HAVE MEMBERS BEING CALLED IN THE OFFICE AND NOT ADVISING AN OFFICER THAT ARE ABOUT TO BE INTERVIEWED BY MANAGEMENT. OUR MEMBERS JUST DON’T KNOW WHAT TO SAY IN THOSE INTERVIEWS. THEY USUALLY COME OUT WITH A WARNING OR A CHARGE LETTER. PLEASE ADVISE ALL MEMBERS IT WILL BE IN THEIR BEST INTEREST TO GET IN TOUCH WITH AN OFFICER BEFORE THEY GO IN FOR THAT INTERVIEW.

P.S. Vice Local Chairperson Victor Watkins funeral was on June27, 2015. We extend our deepest condolences to his family