Work Modernization by Richard Crow | Mar 15, 2019 | 10 comments What Agreements would you like to see modernized 10 Comments Richard Crow on March 15, 2019 at 10:03 am Some of the suggestions that I have already been given. 1. A Three hour call at home terminal and a two hour call at away from home. 2. 30 day bump agreement system wide. 3. no post 96 pay system. 4. Standing bid system wide. 5. Bonus day for pool and extra board if marked up entire half 6. No more meal bracket for yard engineers. 30 min pay at tie up for those who did not eat. 7. Consolidate 25 mile zone, run through and other rates for a 10 hour basic day. 8. Log in to Reply Richard Crow on March 15, 2019 at 10:10 am I would like to see a voluntary 4 and 1 agreement.. I would like some ideas for a work rest agreement. Log in to Reply Joel Mueller on March 15, 2019 at 5:32 pm Work/rest suggestions 5 and 2 or 6 and 3 for all pool and extra boards. Ability to activate days off on 18 hours either side of scheduled off days, similar to the current ability to do so when prearranging pl and vacation days. Log in to Reply Mark Manthey on March 15, 2019 at 7:10 pm I would like to see a 6 and two work/rest cycle. that would give all employees weekends off regardless of seniority, on occasion. I don’t think the company would go for 6 and 3. 4 and one is better than nothing, but just 1 rest day isn’t that much time off. Log in to Reply Joshua Smith on March 22, 2019 at 9:25 am I would like to see a 4 and 1 or a 5 and 1 agreement. In Eagle Grove and Mason City we don’t typically spend nights away from home so a 5 and 1 agreement would work well for us. Log in to Reply Joe Gish on March 15, 2019 at 10:34 am Suggestions from our March meeting: 1) Pool guarantees 2)smart rest agreement 3)combine vacation / PL day agreements (qualify for vacation and PL days at 24,000 miles) Log in to Reply Daniel Lucansky on March 15, 2019 at 11:54 am I posted the same in the on property thread, but matching 401k, profit sharing, or productivity bonus. Call windows are always brought up around here as well. Dropping the time of heldaway beginning. Any chance of using their current mindset of PSR to get a better seat at the table for us with CMS/Harriman? Train plans or traffic changes and give us some say as a management replacement? Log in to Reply Joel Mueller on March 15, 2019 at 5:34 pm agree 100 % with the matching 401k and profit sharing Log in to Reply Tim McCue on March 15, 2019 at 12:25 pm I could be wrong, but I believe we might be one of the few properties that does not receive continuous held-away as a whole, the NZ140 RE31 pool does not.. I like the idea of continuous held-away, but would rather negotiate for an engineer to begin or continue on held-away until departure time. This might help in calling crews correctly for the right time. My crews are being ordered prematurely, waiting two or three hours for a train or cab to show up. They have either started held-away pay or would have started held-away if not having been called prematurely. I think that this would pay more monies over the course of a year for my membership in the long run. Log in to Reply Daniel Lucansky on March 20, 2019 at 2:59 pm I agree with this, both at the home and AFHT we have guys ordered prematurely. For a while we had a good group putting in safety hotline complaints and were making head way, but hitting OT sooner was enough for most to stop putting in the complaints. I fully believe sitting around for hours like that contributes to safety issues and loss of focus. Log in to Reply Submit a Comment Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.