Local 1348 News Briefs
Bullet Points of the New Hours Of Service Regulations
● Total Time On Duty - one month:
A railroad may NOT require or allow a train & engine service (T&ES) employee to remain or go on duty in any month where the employee had spent a total of 276 hours in any one or a combination of the following activities: on duty, waiting for transportation, in deadhead transportation to a place of final release, or in any other mandatory service for the carrier.
● Total Time On Duty - one shift:
A T&ES employee may NOT remain or go on duty for a period in excess of 12 consecutive hours.
If a combination of on-duty time and limbo time exceeds 12 hours, the employee must receive 10 hours of undisturbed rest, PLUS the number of hours of limbo time that exceeded the 12 hours on duty. Thus, a 12 hour shift and two hours of limbo time would require 12 hours of undisturbed rest before again reporting for duty.
● 10 Hours Undisturbed Rest:
A T&ES employee may NOT remain or go on duty UNLESS the employee has had at least 10 consecutive hours undisturbed rest off duty during the prior 24 hours.
● 6/48, 7/72:
When you complete the sixth consecutive start day, you must be given at least 48 consecutive hours (not calendar days, but 48 consecutive hours) off duty at your home terminal before you are again required to report for work. This includes yard assignments.
However, if you are released from duty at the away from home terminal at the end of the sixth consecutive start day, you may work a seventh consecutive start day to return to your home terminal. Then, however, you must be given at least 72 consecutive hours (not three calendar days, but 72 consecutive hours) off duty at your home terminal before you are again required to report for work.
● Limbo Time:
A railroad may not require an employee to spend more than 40 hours per month in limbo time. Beginning after July 16, 2010, the carrier may not require an employee to spend more than 30 hours per month in limbo time. The U.S. Secretary of Transportation may adjust that time period beginning July 17, 2011.
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According to the '92 Crew Consist agreement...
Seattle's extra board (xk10) must cover the Seattle/Portland conductor pool (when it is exhausted).
Article III, Para. 2, reads,
"Existing Guaranteed Combination Extra Boards will continue to protect all applicable extra road and yard service needs, both conductor/ foreman and brakeman/ yardman as prescribed by agreements providing for each respective board. However, two (2) years from the date of this Agreement, employees on all boards protecting road service must have a conductor's seniority date to be assigned to such boards, and will be assigned based upon their conductor's seniority date."
If you are due for a familiarization run (six months absence from the road) please contact a manager.
Read Article III, Para. 2 here:
'92 Crew Consist, Article III
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Peer Support Volunteers Needed
What is Peer Support?
We offer friendship and support to peers who experience a disabling injury, family illness, death, or other crises that might arise. We ourselves have experienced painful incidents and share with others the story of our recovery, that we may continue to liberate ourselves and encourage others in dealing with their feelings.
* We help others cope with a critical incident by offering caring human support: "Let's talk. We're here for you." We understand and offer sincere, confidential emotional first aid.
* We are available to peers as they deal with the human and emotional impact of an incident. We help normalize the feelings and reactions others experience and extend our continued support throughout the recovery process.
* We are volunteer co-workers who assist peers to better understand, work through and resolve a critical experience in their lives. We are available to build a bridge to a professional resource, should such service be needed.
* We do Peer Support because we believe it promotes the recovery steps of coping, healing, and resolving the effects of a critical incident. We believe Peer Support can benefit each of us, our families and our work environment.
Harry E. Stewart, Sr.
Peer Support Help Line
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Please leave a message as to your request along with your personal information, job position held, work location, home and cell phone numbers, etc.
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