Modification agreement 3.0

Brothers,

General chairman Carr and UP have been working on a new modification agreement . There is some good, and some bad.

Since there is no end in sight for this Virus we will be setting up a zoom meeting for our August Union meeting so we can talk about the possible changes. We will vote on it after we discuss it. make sure Brother Hess (engineerbrian@msn.com) has your current email address

We will email you a copy of the proposed agreement tomorrow

please call if you have any questions

 

Fraternally

Paulo

 

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Teamsters national day of action

Brothers,

 

The Teamsters along with SEIU, CWA and a coalition of social justice groups will stand in solidarity with workers across the country for a national day of worker actions on July 20 to declare Black Lives Matter and to demand social and economic justice.

At noon on July 20 for 8 minutes and 48 seconds Teamsters employees will walk off their respective jobs.

However, As Railroad employees we fall under the Railway Labor act and this would be no different than any other non sanctioned wildcat stike or illegal Job action. We can not participate . we cant stop trains.

General Chairman Carr has contacted Rod Doerr and he said the UP would not allow us to participate and they would sue us if we did.

Now if you are not working and would like to join a local rally or march (hopefully with a mask on) there is a caravan of Teamsters leaving at 11am @ 5080 Obama blvd Los Angels Ca 90016

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Fraternally

Paulo

July meeting cancelled

Brothers,

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We thought we would be able to have a meeting this month but with the recent spike in cases, Teamsters joint council 42 decided to extend their closure. We will not be having a meeting for July.

Im available for any questions or issues.

 

Fraternally

Paulo

Reserve board cuts 06/10/20

Brothers,

 They have recalled 40 trainmen and have made multiple cuts to the reserve board. they are cutting 7 more from LA today 8 from Colton. .  LA will be down to 6 or so and colton will be 19 or 20.

The attached list is pre-cuts

as of today furloughs are 98 in WC , 55 in LA.

 

Fraternally

Paulo

 

Crew
Emp Name
Rest Date
HAHT
1
0012
P TORTORIC
OK
2
0003
BR GROTHER
OK
3
0013
SA PACHECO
OK
4
0005
RD UNZICKE
OK
5
0007
GD HITCHEN
OK
6
0010
RE SCHOONM
OK
7
0016
DR PETERSO
OK
8
0004
JE HERITAG
OK
9
0011
JE GROTHER
OK
10
0015
HV CORDOVA
OK
11
0008
MA MEJIA
OK
07/05 00:01P
12
0002
L SIMMONS
OK
13
0006
RV GELOSO
LV
06/14 23:59P

 

 

Extra Brd -ER10-SP760
# Crew
Emp Name
Rest Date
HAHT
1
0005
GJ SHULEK
OK
2
0008
JL BRIDGE
OK
3
0001
DL HORN
OK
07/01 00:01P
4
0009
A VILLALOB
OK
5
0007
BC DALLING
OK
6
0003
TA PERSON
OK
7
0002
KA RICHARD
OK
8
0012
RD DODSON
OK
9
0014
EC DURAZO
OK
10
0016
J ZIELEN
OK
11
0020
PM BARRETT
OK
12
0015
RM DOMINGU
OK
13
0019
MJ FIELD
OK
14
0026
PP LEWIS J
OK
15
0030
SR ARZOLA
OK
16
0032
MR BAUMAN
OK
17
0018
JC MEADE
OK
18
0011
G RODRIGUE
OK
07/04 00:01P
19
0004
MS BALDONA
OK
20
0017
FJ DURAZO
OK
21
0021
TL WING
OK
22
0013
RN BENNETT
OK
23
0034
SC BARCZA
OK
24
0031
TJ DURAZO
OK
25
0010
TL BAYS
LV
06/14 23:59P
26
0006
TA CLINE
LV
06/14 23:59P

Heat Vans

Brothers,

I spoke to Local management and the Nailand heat Van’s are ordered for June 15 2020. Please stay well hydrated in the meantime and if you have any issues, please contact the local managers and ask for some assistance. Heat stroke is serious and its deadly.

Be safe

Paulo

LA County State of Emergency

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I’m sure your all aware of the rioting and looting in our city tonight. The Mayor has issued a Curfew  and  declared a state of emergency. The national guard has been called out and will be out in force tonight.

I’ve received multiple calls as how we should proceed If called to work. The curfew specifically states your exempt if traveling to or from work. Just be careful and be safe.

Please  contact  me if you have any issues.

 

Fraternally

Paulo

 

FRA denies BLET request for emergency order

Brothers,

 

If you were curious  if the Republican nominated former Cheif Operating Officer of Conrail FRA Administrator Ronald Batory was at least pretending to be neutral….heres your answer.

So much for looking out for the workers.



The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) last week denied rail unions’ request that the agency declare an emergency order calling for safety protections for railroad employees during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen (BLET) announced earlier this week.

“Although FRA believes that many safety precautions included in [the unions’] petitions could constitute best practices that should be applied in the railroad industry, FRA does not believe that an emergency order is justified,” FRA Administrator Ronald Batory wrote, according to a BLET press release.

The BLET and SMART-TD unions petitioned the FRA to issue an emergency order specific to employee protections after the agency announced it would temporarily waive certain railroad regulatory safety requirements during the pandemic.

Union officials say the FRA has “yet to mandate safety protocols to protect the health of railroad workers during the national COVID-19 outbreak,” according to the press release.

Another positive Gemco

Brothers,

 

We have another positive employee @ Gemco yard. The employee (the brakeman on the el 04 was informed of his positive test last night at 1830 (I believe he tested positive on 03/31). He then called his crew to inform them. Nothing from the company.  Multiple engineers and trainmen @ Gemco are now in HP status.

If you have any symptoms please stay home and call the Nurse. I would like you to voice your displeasure with how the company is handling this via the safety hotline. They are more worried about paying you than they are keeping you from being exposed.

 

Please try and stay safe

Paulo

positive test Clerk @ commerce

Brothers,

 We have been informed that a clerk (a driver that shuttles crews) has tested positive for COVID-19. I believe his last day working was Thursday March 26th. if you were shuttled by the clerk  last week please call the OHN . If you believe you were exposed please contact me

 

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 Nurse Kim  909 486 0026

Nurse Carmen 323 482 3366

Carl Garrison 720 215 2501