Local 1409 Active Members
A motion was made at the January 5th
meeting to increase local dues by $5 and LCA dues by $5.
Vote by secret ballot at the next
meeting on February 2nd.
Bar and Grill
City, KS 66112-2010
Unions in the 2015 National Bargaining Round
The link below is helpful in understanding which unions are involved in national negotiations with the major rail carriers -- the National Carriers Conference Committee (NCCC) in this round of bargaining. The number of workers in each union and their percentage of the total are included. You can also click on the RailLaborFacts link below.
Brothers and Sisters,
This letter is to inform you that the UP/CMS Management has refused to work with us on scheduling vacations for the 2015 year. Therefore, all vacations this year2015 will be force assigned to you by CMS starting in March 2015 by seniority. Myself and all the UTU Officers are in agreement that this is unacceptable and we are in the process of trying to work this out. We will still be accepting your bids for open weeks by allocation and will adjust bids accordingly.
Please feel free to contact us at the numbers below with any questions.
Ted Holmes 913-221-1854
Mark Page 785-418-6505
Dan Bonawitz 913-424-9152
Steven O’Brien 913-568-3620
VACANCY PILOT PROJECT
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VACATION ASSIGNMENTS for 2014
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http://www.utu1409.com/- New Folder/VacationScan12132013.pdf
Presenting donation to Fishing For Freedom at the July '13 union meeting.
Attn: Zone 2 Conductors
Please begin submitting time claims for not having a locker at 6400 Martin Ave. beginning with August 1st of this year. The following is an example of this claim:
"Claiming 1 basic day for each day from 8/1/13 through 8/15/13 due to the carrier not providing me a locker at my MX283 on duty location, 6400 Martin Ave, in accordance with page 165 of the Collective Bargaining Agreement. Thank you"
I will advise you to submit one claim for each pay period, please remember that when these claims are denied YOU NEED TO PRINT THE CLAIM, AND THE TRAINSLIP ON WHICH THE CLAIM WAS DENIED AND LEAVE THEM IN THE UNION BOX AT 6400 MARTIN AVE. FOR APPEAL. Not just the claim without the trainslip. And not just the trainslip without the claim. This information will soon be moved to the "claims" portion of this website. -KM Callahan
Proper interpretation of CMS policy manual page 44 does not allow CMS to call crews off the MX283 XT25 board to cover Topeka vacancies. If you are called to work a Topeka job off this board please refuse the call and notify your Local Chairman. Per agreement, call refusal for a territory that the extra board does not cover CANNOT be considered adequate reason for the carrier to deduct money from your guarantee. For this reason it is important that you notify your Local Chairman if CMS improperly places you in "Refused Call" or any other layoff status as a result of refusal.