BROTHERHOOD OF LOCOMOTIVE ENGINEERS-TRAINMEN
Tropico DIVISION 660
Union Pacific Railroad   Los Angeles/Colton/Yermo, California

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New Switch Flag Test

Please see attached PDF document regarding a new TEST...  This will be a test that will be assessed as a Critical Incident FTX Event. Just stop for all switches even if you think the points look good and DO NOT run over their new flags.  Remember, if you get cited with a critical incident, the carrier will give you an alcohol and drug test, send you home for the day and your manager will have to be contacted to mark you back up.
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Electronic Devices and Inward Facing Cameras

The carrier is STILL very hard on electronic devices.  You are not allowed to have any type of blue tooth, headset, or ear-buds for an electronic device on your person while you are in covered service... (safety sensitive operations). You will get disciplined. (the beatings will continue until morale improves)  Be sure any and all electronics are stowed in your grip.  Additionally, if you have a home computer, always be sure that you logoff before going to work... If you leave it logged on, and it pings while you are on duty, you will be subjected to some type of discipline. (one or more of our members are currently facing discipline for this 2.21 rules violation today).

1.       As cautionary reminder, in the Carrier’s view and interpretation, Smart Watches (or equivalent products that can connect to Wi-Fi, phone, etc.) are considered electronic devices under GCOR Rule 2.21 and subject to the same prohibitions as are laptops, cell phones or other mini-computers that might also have a time piece function. Please advise your peers to turn off and stow any such devices just as they would their cell phone. In the interest of erring on the side of caution, I would suggest that FitBits and other such devices, as there are multiple models with differing capabilities, be similarly powered down and stowed.
 
2.       On a far more ominous note, we just received word that MOP’s on various Service Units have all been equipped with the ability to download Inward Facing Camera video with their laptops on the scene, just as they are capable of doing with event recorder downloads. The information given did not specify any particular triggers or circumstances that might prompt such CIC download or a minimum standard for same. Obviously, UPRR’s previous policy providing for only a select few in Omaha to possess that capability is a thing of the past. Forewarn everyone you work with as I can only assume that MOP’s in other SU’s across our business either have the same capability now or soon will.
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NATIONAL NEGOTIATIONS

Negotiations are currently underway for our 2014 national contract.


to view the original NCCC notice as well as the wage/rules notice and the health & welfare notice

GO HERE
for the latest national negotiations update
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Restricted Rx Drugs and COLORBLIND Test

GO HERE
for a list of restricted prescription drugs
and the colorblind field test





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for manager contacts/phone #'s
GO HERE

layoff log
GO HERE
 

LASU layoff score calculator
GO HERE
(updated Oct 2014)
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LOCAL CHAIRMAN'S MESSAGE

Please see attached documents regarding Federal Rest Claims and Lodging Claims. Due to summer vacation time, the hotels will eventually be booked up. Some of you will be waiting longer than 30 minutes for a room. Remember you will need to tie up and then adjust your rest after you receive a room. Use the attached Lodging Claim as a sample in order to make yours.  You should make your decision as to how handle your particular situation if you are on overtime, etc.
Also, attached is a sample claim for Federal Rest. I know there are more members going into federal rest and I do not receive any info on it. This case will go to a Law Board and our position is very strong. If you go into federal rest, you need to file a claim and follow up by sending me the rejection on your recap and a copy of your time slip. If you don't complete the process, I can't complete it for you.

GO HERE
Federal Rest Claim

GO HERE
Lodging Claim
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Villa Tepeyac Restaurant
2200 E Garvey
Ave. South
West Covina, CA 91791
(626)339-5058


Unless otherwise posted,
all of our monthly meetings
are held on the second
Tuesday of each month at 11:00 a.m.
at the
Villa Tepeyac Restaurant


GO HERE
for a map and directions
 
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 Attention BLET
Division 660 members

OTEK014 is Don's user ID to include when entering "heat tickets" to timekeeping.
A heat ticket can be entered to timekeeping by going to the second page ("My UP") of the employee website and just under Bookmarks, click on "Crew", go down to "TK Service Center" to generate ticket for a claim complaint or pay issue. By entering Don's user ID, he will receive a copy of your ticket.
You can also enter Don's user ID under your personal info in CMTS to allow him Local Chairman access.
Also, use Don's office line 951-275-9999 to fax items to him.

Be sure Don has your
correct email address so that you can follow the claims process "on-line"
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ADDITIONAL CLAIMS

GO HERE

to claim a basic day for locomotives that have an operational inward facing camera

GO HERE
for information on how to claim high-speed heldaway from home terminal claims
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New rate of pay for peer trainers

GO HERE
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GO HERE
for information on how to claim continuous HAHT after returning to away from home terminal



Effective Wednesday July 15 the Pre-Arranged Layoff program will extend to the entire L.A. service unit and allow you to bid on up to 6 LV single days and PL days up to 120 days in advance.
 

GO HERE
Pre-Arranged Layoff guide

GO HERE
Pre-Arranged Layoff FAQs
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Effective May 15, 2015, all extra locals and road switchers are now to be paid
the 175 mile basin flat rate instead of the 130 mile rate
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A
new discipline policy called MAPS (Managing Agreement Professionals for Success) became effective
 on September 15 which replaced UPGRADE and SIP/PIP.  

GO HERE
MAPS Policy

GO HERE
Attendance Policy

GO HERE
Discipline Rule Attachment
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To receive a paystub in the mail instead of e-payroll

GO HERE 
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Life and accidental death and dismemberment insurance benefits under BLET National Agreement


GO HERE
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GO HERE
for a locomotive daily inspection "cheat sheet"
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2017 Holidays

GO HERE

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