1030 Teamsters JC 42
With the Carrier implementing PSR on the railroad it has caused a reduction in mechanical forces and our members are being required to do the daily inspections on the locomotives. When you are required to perform a daily inspection while mechanical forces are available, you should file a basic day penalty claim (130 miles) for doing the locomotive inspection where there are mechanical forces on duty.
Locomotive Inspection Claim;
Claim 130 mile basic day account being instructed to perform a daily inspection when another craft, from the mechanical department, was available to do the work. Instructed by (name) to perform inspection on (train ID) on (date) at (location of train) when mechanical forces where available to perform this task. This is a violation of Side Letter #7 of the 1986 National Agreement and NRAB Award # 12120.
There is a new claim code in the BLET e-claims system. Locomotive inspection with mechanical forces available.
As most of you are aware the company has started furloughs. Currently we have 29 furloughed ( #1146 through #1188 roster 320401) with 41 in OK status behind them . plus a new class starting training now.
In order to have a valid claim for the engineers reserve board, you must have a permanent bid in (meaning you are willing to be picked up) the dates in red will have to be tailored to your specifics
Please write the claim as follows;
Claiming earnings of the engineers reserve board 2630.84 a half from 06/01/19 to 06/15/19. 29 trainmen are furloughed in Los Angeles Ca (or Colton depending where you work) , borrowed out or hidden from seniority roster # 320401. there are 29 positions that should have been established by bulletin per Agreement. see Western Lines, core agreement, article 3, section 11 (a) and the 2004 Engineer Compensation and Utilization Agreement side letter #4 29 trainmen cutoff and or furloughed from seniority roster # 320401 these earnings are in addition to any other earnings account failure to advertise 29 positions and per CBA’s and the request of local Chairman Paulo Tortorice.
1991 SPWL Local Agreement Article 3 Section 1(a)
Engineer Reserve Boards
(a) (1) The Company will establish reserve boards for engineers on Southern Pacific (Western Lines), including former Pacific Electric and EP&SW.
2004 Compensation and Utilization Agreement Side Letter #4
“This has reference to our discussions in connection with Articles VII and VIII of the Memorandum of Agreement (“Agreement Modifications – Engineer Compensation and Utilization”), dated May 13, 2004, and, specifically our discussions regarding Agreement provisions pertaining to Engineer Reserve Boards.
The parties acknowledge Engineer Reserve Boards were established pursuant to the 1991 “Local Agreement” on the Southern Pacific Western Lines. (The 1991 Agreements consisted of both “System Agreements” and “Local Agreements.” The “Local Agreements” were negotiated and implemented for each individual Southern Pacific General Committee and therefore should not be confused with Section 10 of Article 30 of the Agreement.”
Reserve Boards were historically established when the Carrier cut trainman/yardman workforce levels to a point where an affected trainman/yardman could not hold a position within his or her seniority district and/or was furloughed. In such circumstances, one Engineer Reserve Board position would be established for each trainman/yardman furloughed.
This letter will confirm the parties’ understanding one engineer Reserve Board position will be established when a trainman/yard man is furloughed as a direct result of the demotion of an engineer to train service or when an engineer is demoted and there are preexisting furloughed trainmen. Nothing in this understanding shall, however, modify existing requirements regarding the filling of engineer positions prior to Reserve Board positions and/or rules governing the ebb and flow between engine and train service.
Finally, the parties agree applicable Agreement provisions governing the establishment and administration of engineer reserve boards will apply to the Roseville Hub. This agreement is made without prejudice to the parties’ position regarding this matter.”
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BY MATTHEW BROWN, Associated Press
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The Trump administration said Thursday it was withdrawing a proposal for freight trains to have at least two crew members, nullifying a safety measure drafted under President Barack Obama in response to explosions of crude oil trains in the U.S. and Canada.
A review of accident data did not support the notion that having one crew member is less safe than multi-person crews, Department of Transportation officials said. The withdrawal also seeks to pre-empt states from regulating crew sizes.
The 2016 proposal followed oil train derailments including a runaway oil train in 2013 that derailed, exploded and killed 47 people while levelling much of the town of Lac Megantic, Canada. Other derailments of trains carrying oil and ethanol have occurred in North Dakota, Oregon, Montana, Illinois, Virginia and other states.
Under Obama, regulators concluded that having two or more crew members would be worth the extra cost even if it prevented a single accident.
The rail industry, which long maintained that crew requirements were unnecessary, cheered Thursday’s move.
But a representative for a rail workers union said it would put the public at greater risk by removing a safeguard against accidents. Most trains currently operate with at least two crew members but without a government regulation there’s no guarantee that would continue indefinitely.
“If railroads would start running single person operators, there’s nobody up there to interact to make sure everything is done right,” said John Risch, legislative affairs director for SMART Transportation Division, a rail workers union.
“The government has essentially said we’re not going to provide any oversight whatsoever. Whatever the railroads want to do, they can do,” Risch said.
The Federal Railroad Administration said in a statement that the rail industry has “maintained a strong safety record in the absence of regulation on this issue.”
The statement also said a crew staffing rule would have would have been “an unnecessary obstacle” to future innovation in the industry.
Thursday’s withdrawal marks the latest rollback since President Donald Trump took office of safety rules adopted under Obama in the face of opposition from the energy and transportation industries.
The administration this month eased inspection requirements for offshore oil and gas drilling put in place after the deadly 2010 BP Deepwater Horizon explosion and oil spill. And transportation officials had earlier rescinded a requirement for more advanced electronic brakes for trains hauling crude and other hazardous fuels.
Railroad company representatives said the withdrawn crew rule would have locked them into crew sizes at a time when the industry is expanding the use of new technologies such as positive train control. Those are computer-based systems that can automatically stop trains to prevent accidents caused by high speed or collisions.
“Allowing railroads the flexibility to adjust their operations to reflect the capabilities of technologies like PTC (positive train control) will help advance railroads’ mission to achieve an accident-free future,” Association of American Railroads President and CEO Ian Jefferies said.
Please join us tomorrow for the May Meeting Tuesday May 21 2019
please join us, lunch will be provided after the meeting.
Teamsters Joint Council 42
981 corporate center drive
Pomona ca 91768
Please join us tomorrow for the April Meeting Tuesday April 16 2019 1030 am.
Brother Duran has procured an insurance representative who is offering income protection.
please join us, lunch will be provided after the meeting.
Teamsters Joint Council 42
981 corporate center drive
Pomona ca 91768
Please join us for our February Meeting. General Chairman Carr will be in attendance to go over our progressive new Railroad.
Teamsters Joint Council 42
981 Corporate Center Dr, Pomona, CA 91768
Unfortunately With The Carrier furloughing so many of our Mechanical brothers and sisters, we will be required to do more daily locomotive inspections.
Remember these are not suggestions they are requirements to ensure that each locomotive operates safely and efficiently . As the Carrier keeps touting utilization of its assets (of which you are included) Lets not let their bottom line compromise your safety. It is the carriers responsibility to provide a safe workplace from toepaths to locomotives.
Attached is checklist to use when doing a daily inspection. The checklist was created using the Airbrake and Train Handling portion of the GCOR.
please download the attached form and carry it with you