CHECK YOUR MAILBOX !!!!
(A yellow postcard from G.C. Jeff Fry, was sent to address-on-file of all current and former members.)
If you do not see this card, please contact office to update contact info...
During recent meetings with BNSF Railway, the Engineering and Safety Department praised the on-going partnership of Carrier, it’s employ-ees, and the Organization that has lead to BNSF’s best severity ratio in com-pany history. A partnership founded by a Safety Agreement, which proper-ly communicates and executes Safety through a team of Organization-appointed Safety Assistants for Track and B&B employees.
Immediately after, BNSF leadership decided that this encouraging progress should be “modernized.” In short, the Carrier decided that it wants to change the terms of the Safety Agreement AND cut the current number of Safety Assistants from forty-three(43), down to ten (10); increase the re-quired curriculum (combining both sub-departments curriculums into one Di-vision S.A.); as well as, changing other decision-making roles.
Your union representatives believes this is a huge and disappointing change of direction that cuts the momentum from all progress made today. After lengthy discussion within the Organization representation, we pushed back.
Please join us in writing all of your General Directors, Managers, Su-pervisors, Roadmasters, and/or any other BNSF Leadership and tell them that you are happy with the current program !!
In solidarity — Jeffery Fry — Gen. Chair AT&SFF System Federation
MEMBER DUES INCREASE
In accordance with the National Division, please be advised effective with the 2nd half of November 2018, deductions for January 2019 dues payment, monthly dues will be increased $.50, making a total of $100.50, for Class l, Maintenance of Way Employes.
As a result of the Teamsters merge, Article XV, Section 3, Paragraph l& 2 ofBMWE Division
Bylaws, Effective January 1, 2005, reads as follows:
"Sec. 3 Each Member shall be required to pay all BMWED Dues and
Assessments. National Division Dues shall be adjusted each January to reflect
one and three tenths (1.3) of the average straight time hourly rate of pay for
each of the three rate classifications listed in Paragraph 3.8 of the Merger
Agreement. The average straight time hourly rate of pay for standard contract
will be based on the information reflected in the annual statement published
by the National Railway Labor Conference which shall be used as an
equivalent formula. In the event that the National Railway Labor Conference
ceases to publish the annual statement or alters it materially and for nonstandard
and non-rail contracts listed in Paragraph 3.8 of the Merger
Agreement, an alternative equivalent formula shall be adopted so as to
accurately reflect increase in rates-of-pay provided for under Agreements
during the appropriate measurement period. Said amounts shall be rounded
to the nearest $.25, which additional sum shall be taken into consideration
when calculating any dues increase for the following year."
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