New Interpretation Letters for SSA Article 10 and Article 40

07 October 2015

Article 10 Letter of Interpretation has been uploaded for review. The programing for scheduling Demand Days Off (DDO) has finally been completed. Engineers can now schedule their DDO on the main frame or IVR, the same as a daily vacation or personal leave day. This programing eliminates requiring Engineers to contact CMC in order to schedule their DDO and allows scheduling in advance up to 2200 hours on the Wednesday prior to the next weeks' JAD. Once a DDO has been scheduled, an Engineer can remove it up to twenty-four (24) hours in advance of the DDO starting. The system will not allow a DDO to be removed if less than twenty-four(24) hours of the DDO starting. If an Engineer has a scheduled DDO and is working back to the home terminal on the day the DDO started, they will have one (1) hour after registering off duty to request the DDO be removed. In accordance with the agreement, a DDO may be used in conjunction with a personal leave (PL) or single vacation day (DV) entitlement to receive compensation. All otherprovisions of SSA Article 10 pertaining to the Demand Day Off (DDO) remain unchanged.

Article 40 Letter of Interpretation has also been uploaded for review. The purpose of reaching this interpretation was to eliminate issues and create a more efficient method for Local Chairmen to comply with SSA Article 40 and previous Letters of Interpretation of providing the advance notice for weekend union business mark offs. The new programming will allow Local Chairmen or other Union Officers with security access to input the request for weekend union business mark offis in the MCUB screen instead of sending an email. CSXT will provide the General Chairman a copy of the information weekly for our records.

On the Right Track: 2015 Triennial Election Manual Now Online

07 July 2015

The 2015 edition of "On the Right Track," which is the Local Division nomination and election procedure manual, is now available for download from our website.

Triennial elections for BLET Divisions are being held at each Division's first regular meeting in September of 2015. The election manual will assist the officers whose job it is to oversee the election process as well as the members who have an interest in running for office.      Download Manual  

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