Brothers and Sisters:
We have had a tradgedy with our member Travis Sterns, we are currently setting up an agreement to allow you to donate PL days to his family. If you are interested in helping please contact Nick at firstname.lastname@example.org and let him know how many days you would like to donate.
Please join us for our next Union meeting on
June 3, 2013 at Reeds Bar and Grill
2920 S.E. Croco Rd Topeka KS at 1:30 P.M.
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.
New Federal Rest Rules:
Six starts with no 24 hour break will place you in FR status for 48 hours. Seven starts will trigger 72 hours FR. If you are tied up for 24 hours and 1 minute, your clock is reset. If you double in a calender day, that is considered two starts.
If you deadhead separate and apart, this does not reset your clock. Nor is it considered a start. It simply doesn't count toward triggering a FR status.
If you spend over 24 hours at your AFHT, your clock is reset.
Any covered service under the HOS counts as a start. If your call is broken after you are on duty, etc. If your Federal tie-up uses line A, with time on duty shown, it is considered a start.
The accumulation of Limbo time remains unchanged. Of course, the Carrier's first comment was that FR will still be considered a layoff when considering a bonus day for the extra board. Please continue to submit timeslips for these.
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