UNION PACIFIC RAILROAD COMPANY
for the territory EASTERN DISTRICT
UNITED TRANSPORTATION UNION
HOLDING TURN DURING ABSENCE FOR UNION BUSINESS - ZONE 200
Section 1. EMPLOYEES ELIGIBLE TO BE ABSENT FOR
For each UTU local committee on Seniority Zone 200, the UTU Officials listed below, if working as a Conductor, Brakeman, Yardman and/or Hostler, shall be entitled to hold their position/turn first-out until they resume service when it is necessary such officials be absent in order to conduct union business (local lodge meetings, acting as representative at disciplinary hearings, and other similar related matters):
A......... Local President
B ......... Local Secretary/Treasurer
C ......... Local Chairman
Section 2. HOLDING TURN FIRST OUT AT HOME
The above listed union officers, when absent for union business, if assigned to an extra board or freight pool, will be permitted to hold their position/turn first out until they resume service. That is, the position/turn will continue to rotate in the normal order until the UTU Official returns to service or until the position/turn rotates to first out and then it will stay first out until the UTU Official returns to service and works.
After the UTU official works a trip from first out position as prescribed in this Section 2, that individual will be restored to the same relative standing held at the time of the initial layoff on union business (placed between the employes the UTU Official was between at the time of the layoff).
Section 3. MOVING TURN AT AWAY-FROM-HOME TERMINAL
OR HOME TERMINAL
In lieu of the procedures described in Section 2 hereof, a UTU Official covered by this agreement, if assigned to a freight pool, will be permitted to move his/her turn forward a sufficient number of turns at the away-from-home terminal to ensure a return to the home terminal in time for the required union business. Alternatively, an union official covered by this agreement will be permitted to move his/her turn either forward or backward at the home terminal to ensure their availability for the required union business. The objective of this section is to provide union officers with maximum flexibility.
NOTE: The official involved must make a choice between use of Section 2 and one of the options in Section 3 for each union business layoff. It will not be permissible to use both sections in connection with any single layoff under this agreement.
Section 4. REDUCTION OF GUARANTEES
It is understood that union business absences will result in the reduction of any applicable guarantees pursuant to the terms of the applicable guarantee agreement.
Section 5. TRADING JOBS
The UTU officials identified in Section 1 hereof, if regularly assigned to yard/road switcher or local service, shall be permitted to trade assignments to be available for union business if another employe is willing to trade. The employes involved will trade back to their original assignments at the conclusion of the union business. Any such temporary trades will be without additional expense to the Company.
Section 6. NO CLAIMS OR GRIEVANCES
No claims will be filed or progressed as a result of application of this agreement.
Section 7. EFFECTIVE DATE
This agreement shall become effective October 1, 1995. Any agreement in conflict with this agreement shall be considered cancelled and/or superseded as of the effective date of this agreement.
Section 8. CANCELLATION CLAUSE
This agreement may be cancelled at any time by either party serving a thirty (30) day written notice of cancellation upon the other.
Signed this 19th day of September 1995
FOR THE UNITED FOR THE UNION
TRANSPORTATION UNION: PACIFIC RAILROAD COMPANY:
G. A. Eickmann A. T. Oliri
General Cnairman, UTU Director-Labor Relations
L. A. Lambert
General Director-Labor Relations