FRA blocked crossings

Brothers,

The FRA has provided a form called a blocked crossing incident report. Please copy the link and fill out each time one of these monster trains blocks a crossing.

 

https://www.fra.dot.gov/blockedcrossings/

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.

 

BLET 5 horsehead (2)

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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Daily inspection claim

Brothers:

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.

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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.

 

Paulo