COVID-19 and short term disability

Brothers,

A message from cornerstone insurance.

In these unprecedented times, we understand that your members will need our help navigating this period of extreme uncertainty.  We are here, fully staffed, and ready to answer their call.  We have already received many calls from your members concerned about how their Life and Disability coverages through your GCA Voluntary Plan will handle a COVID-19 (Coronavirus) related sickness or death. It is important that all of your currently participating members understand their Life and Disability coverage DOES cover COVID-19 in the event they contract the virus and cannot work (to include being quarantined after being diagnosed with COVID-19) or die as a result of the virus.  

Furthermore, for any of your members that are NOT currently participating, we are happy to announce that elipsLife is offering a One-Time Special Open-Enrollment where all members have the opportunity to add or increase Life Insurance and enroll in Disability coverage on a guaranteed approved basis.  This special open-enrollment is NOW OPEN and will remain open through April 30, 2020 and coverage will be effective on May 1, 2020.

While the spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) continues to be a rapidly evolving situation there is one thing I can say for certain….we will get through this.  Stay positive and please continue to look out for one another.

Best Regards,

Andrew Haley

President

224-770-5307

https://uniondisability.com

 

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March Union Meeting

Brothers,

Tomorrows Union meeting is postponed Indefinetely. in light of the COVID-19 virus that going around. Its best not to have multiple people in a confined space.

Please brothers be vigilant about washing your hands , and disinfecting the locomotives, crew rooms, carralls etc as best possible.

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If you have any questions please call me.

 

Paulo

 

Reserve Boards recalled 01/28/20

Brothers,

 

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The company continues to violate our agreements and the only way to combat this is by filing time claims. The railway labor act divides disputes into major and minor disputes and unfortunately for us this is an unfair system. However, it’s the one we have . I would like each member to start becoming proactive in claims…quit bitching about it and start submitting claims.

 

Road yard violations, when you get that train from yuma and you patch at train at wc , hostle power, handle any cars or engines not in connection with your own train. Show all movements in FRA and submit a claim

When taking a long pool train to ELA or shops and you handle any cars/engine’s not in connection with your own train . Road yard violation…submit a claim

The key is yard crews (that’s switchmen) must go on duty at that location and be on duty .

no hot water/showers/tables. This is also a good claim. Go to work at Oxnard, Kaiser, LATC etc . Fill out a claim every day you have no hot water, no shower, no tables.

Submit a claim

Carryalls to outside locations, gas is expensive your agreement provides that if your on a extra board and are called to dh to a outside location the company must provide you a van(for the first day of the assignment). You only have one on duty point. For example If you work at Commerce and are called to work Industry a van must be provided for the first day.

The same goes for Anaheim/Los Nietos/Mead if you work the Dolores extra board. Let the crew dispatcher know when they call you.

Get used to making multiple lines on your FRA no FRA it didn’t happen, you wont get paid

Do your job, protect your employment, and Protect your Agreement…..Engineers died for what you take for granted.

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Fraternally

Paulo

 

 

Christmas Meeting December 17 2019

Brothers ,

 Please join us for the end of the year meeting. It will be held at Teamsters Joint Council #42 on Tuesday December 17 2019 @ 1030.

General Chairman Brian Carr will be there to answer your question

Lunch will be provided Immediately following the meeting at Wood Ranch Chino Hills.

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Wood Ranch Chino Hills
Shoppes at Chino Hills
3335 Grand Avenue
Chino Hills, CA 91709

909) 203-5500

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Thank you to all who were able to make it, for those brothers who were not we missed you.

Vacations 2020

Brothers,

 We have finished 2020 vacation scheduling for City of Industry,

Dolores/ICTF and Gemco. West Coltons should be posted tomorrow.

 

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Fraternally

Paulo

 

 

Reserve Board update

Brothers,

 

 Lots of (mis) Information going on out there. The Company has started putting reserve boards on in other locations ( El Paso), which in the past means at some point we will have one. We do not have a timetable. Could be tomorrow, could be next week, could be next year. we also dont know if they will have one in LA and one in WC.

 

however the last two reserve boards have only been @ sp760

 

This is the most recent information I have in Talking to General Chairman Carr this morning

 

Fraternally

Paulo

 

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