Meeting/pool

At the union meeting on Monday 2/19, we will count up the votes for the voluntary or mandatory rest on extra boards. We will also look at what is a good fit for the pool. 6/3 or mandatory rest of between 39-44 hours. I can answer any questions you have about it. If I don’t know the answer I can call GC. Come to the meeting to discuss. 

Howard Allington

BLET LC 758
Vancouver,WA

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Vote

I need to get votes on the rest cycle for the extra BD. We have to choose one we can not leave it as is I was wrong. We can choose 6-3 mandatory or 6-3 voluntary. Email or txt your vote. 


Howard Allington

BLET LC 758
Vancouver,WA

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ICP 2023

The BNSF has announced our 2023 ICP. The Carrier uses a 150-point scale on their handling for exempt ICP. The 100% figure they receive will translate to our members as follows:

100% of 150% management scale = 0.667

The schedule engineer’s ICP is figured on a 100% scale. 0.667 of 100% = 6.67%

66.7 % of .0808 % (100% payout) = 5.389%   (FYI 8.08% is our Maximum)

Your 2023 ICP should equate to  5.389% of Qualified Earnings

 

Will be deposited on January 31, 2024

 

Feel free to forward this information to your members. Please call the office with any questions.

 

Jess

Vacations

Vacations are not locked. I am working on getting more allocations. If I do it will change for some of you to weeks you wanted or better than now. 

Howard Allington

BLET LC 758
Vancouver,WA

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Recognition bonus

GCA 150 Local Chairmen,

 

Should anyone inquire about the upcoming $1000 service recognition bonus as indicated in the 2022 National Agreement please see Payroll’s reply below on the expected timeline:

 

Our plan is to include it on their normal paycheck they will receive for the first half of December.  That means a pay date of 12/22/23.  It will show as a separate line item on their pay stub.

 

Fraternally,

 

Kent

 

 

Howard Allington

BLET LC 758
Vancouver,WA

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Info

Tomorrow (October 31st) is the last day to enroll in the BLET Hospital Confinement and Accident plan. No medical questions asked and no pre-existing conditions limitations. Enroll online at blet.unionhub.com/enroll. Have questions? Need help? Call Union One at (224) 770-5307. Enrollment ends soon. Act now!

Howard Allington

BLET LC 758
Vancouver,WA

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Vacation

To all,

Vacation will need to be in my mailbox or inbox by 10/30. If you want to you can enter it on the HUB. 

Howard Allington

BLET LC 758
Vancouver,WA

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Implementation Dates Articles 5,6 & 7

All GCA 150 Local Chairmen,

 

The General Chairmen have been meeting with the Carrier to discuss the implementation schedules of the various items for the recent 5/6/7 Agreement, below are a few of the known implementation dates.

 

Section I – Self-Supporting Pools – Still working on an implementation date to coincide with Rest Cycles, Imp date is unknown at this time.

Section II – Pool Regulation/Extra Boards – Parties will soon be gathering data to convert current mileages to starts. Imp date is unknown at this time

Section III – Permanent Bids – Still needs programming. Imp date to be determined. Will be after January 2024.

Section IV – Held Away from Home Terminal,Implementing November 1. 2023. – AFHT pay starts at 16 hours and is continuous.

Section V – Away from Home Meals,Implementing November 1. 2023. – Increase meal allowance to $15.00, payments are made at the 4, 12, and 22-hour mark.  

Section VI – Paid Leave Handling (PRE) – Final programming and testing being conducted, pushing for a December 1, 2023 implementation.

Section VII – Paid Sick Days – Implementing November 1. 2023. – There will be 1 day of paid sick available to employees for the remainder of 2023. There will also be the ability to convert 3 PLDs or VAC in 2023 as paid sick time off. Anyone wishing to convert PLD/VAC must submit a written inquiry to Ask Comp within the Workforce Hub.

Section VIII – Work/Rest Implementation – Still coordinating on programming and availability.

Section IX – Turn Swap – In final programming stages. Carrier looking for volunteer locations to test the WFH application further.

Section X  – Earned Day Off – Will go into effect starting January 1, 2024.

Section XI – Bereavement – Implementing November 1. 2023. Will now need to be observed within 30 days following the date of death, exceptions will require local management approval.     

Side Letter 5 – Routine Medical Days – the ability for assignment owners to make requests will begin on November 01, 2023. 30-day notice must be given for use, fully in effect starting December 1, 2023.   

 

More implementation dates will be forthcoming as these discussions continue.

 

Fraternally,

 

Kent

Howard Allington

BLET LC 758
Vancouver,WA

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