ARTICLE III ‑ VACATIONS

                          Insofar as applicable to employees represented by the United        Transportation Union, the Vacation Agreement dated April 29. 1949 as amended is further amended effective January 1. 1973, by substituting the following section 1 for Section 1 as previously amended, substituting the following Section 2 for Section2 as previously amended, and substituting the following Section 9 for Section 9 as previously amended

Section 1 (a) ‑ Effective January 1. 1973. each employee, subject to the scope of scheduled agreements held by the organizations signatory to the April 29, 1949 Vacation Agreement, will be qualified for an annual vacation of one week with pay, or pay In lieu thereof, if during the preceding calendar year the employee renders service under schedule agreements bald by the organizations signatory to the April 29, 1949 Vacation Agreement amounting to one hundred sixty (160) basic days in miles or hours paid for, as provided in individual schedules.

Beginning with the effective date of the provisions of Article 3 of Agreement "A dated September 25. 1950, May 25. 1951 or May 23, 1952, on an individual carrier, but not earlier than the year 1960. in the application of this Section l (a), each basic day in yard service performed by a yard service employee or by an employee having interchangeable road and yard rights shall be computed as 1.3 days, and each basic day in all other services shall be computed as 1.1 days, for purposes of determining qualifications for vacations. (This is the equivalent of 120 qualifying days in a calendar year in yard service and 144 qualifying days in a calendar year in road service.) (See NOTE below.)

Beginning with the year 1960 on all other carriers, in the application of this Section l (a) each basic day in all classes of service shall be computed as 1.1 days for purposes of determining qualifications for vacation. (This is the equivalent of 144 qualifying days.) (See NOTE below.)

(b) ‑ Effective January 1, 1973, each employee, subject to the scope of schedule agreements held by the organizations signatory to the April 29, 1949 Vacation Agreement, having two or more years of continuous service with employing carrier will be qualified for an annual vacation of two weeks with pay, or pay in lieu thereof, if during the preceding calendar year the employee renders service under schedule agreements hold by the organizations signatory to the April 29. 1949 vacation Agreement amounting to one hundred sixty (160) basic days in miles or hours paid for as provided in individual schedules and during the said two or more years of continuous service renders service of not less than three hundred twenty (320) basic days in miles or hours paid for as provided in individual schedules.

Beginning with the effective date of the provisions of Article 3 of Agreement "A dated September 25, 1950, May 25, 1951 or May 23, 1952, on an individual carrier, but not earlier than the year 1960, in the application of this Section l (b) each basic day in yard service performed by a yard service employee or by an employee having interchangeable road and yard rights shall be computed as 1.4 days, and each basic day in all other services shall be computed as 1.2 days, for purposes of determining qualifications for vacations,(This is the equivalent of 110 qualifying days in a calendar year in yard service and 132 qualifying days in a calendar year in road service.) (See NOTE below.)

Beginning with the year 1960 on all other carriers, in the application of this Section l (b) each basic day in all classes of service shall be computed as 1.2 days for purposes of determining qualifications for vacation. (This is the equivalent of 132 qualifying days.) (See NOTE below.)

(c) ‑ Effective January 1, 1973, each employee, subject to the scope of schedule agreements held by the organizations signatory to the April 29, 1949 vacation Agreement, having two or more years of continuous service with employing carrier will be qualified for an annual vacation of three weeks with pay, or pay in lieu thereof. if during the preceding calendar year the employee renders service under schedule agreements held by the organizations signatory to the April 29, 1949 vacation Agreement amounting to one hundred sixty (160) basic days in miles or hours paid for as provided in individual schedules and during the said ten or more years of continuous service renders service of not less than sixteen hundred (1600) basic days in miles or hours paid for as provided in individual schedules.

Beginning with the effective date of the provisions of Article 3 of Agreement "A" dated September 25, 1950, May 25, 1951 or May 23, 1952, on an individual carrier, but not earlier than the year 1960, in the application of this Section l (c) each basic day in yard service performed by a yard service employee or by an employee having interchangeable road and yard rights shall be computed as 1.6 days, and each basic day in all other services shall be computed as 1.3 days, for purposes of determining qualifications for vacations. (This is the equivalent of 100 qualifying days in a calendar year in yard service and 120 qualifying days in a calendar year in road service.) (See NOTE below.)

Beginning with the year 1960 on all other carriers, in the application of this Section l (c) each basic day in all classes of service shall be computed as 1.3 days for purposes of determining qualifications for vacation. (This is the equivalent of 120 qualifying days.) (See NOTE below.)

(d) ‑ Effective January 1, 1973, each employee, subject to the scope of schedule agreements hold by the organizations signatory to the April 29, 1949 Vacation Agreement, having twenty or more years of continuous service with employing carrier will be qualified for an annual vacation of four weeks with pay, or pay in lieu thereof, if during the preceding calendar year the employee renders service under schedule agreements hold by the organizations signatory to the April 29, 1949 Vacation Agreement mounting to one hundred sixty (160) basic days in miles or hours paid for as provided in individual schedules and during the said twenty or more years of continuous service renders service of not less than thirty‑two hundred (3200) basic days in miles or hours paid for as provided in individual schedules.

Beginning with the effective date of the provisions of Article 3 of Agreement "A" dated September 25, 1950, May 25, 1951 or May 23. 1952. on an individual carrier, but not earlier than the year 1960, in the application of this Section l (d) each basic day in yard service performed by a yard service employee or by an employee having interchangeable road and yard rights shall he computed as 1.6 days. and each basic day in all other services shall be computed as 1.3 days, for purposes of determining qualifications for vacations. (This is the equivalent of 100 qualifying days in a colander year in yard service and 120 qualifying days in a calendar year in road service.) (See NOTE below.)

Beginning with the year 1960 on all other carriers, in the application of this Section l (d) each basic day in all classes of service shall be computed as 1.3 days for purposes of determining qualifications for vacation. (This is the equivalent of 120 qualifying days.) (See NOTE below.)

(a) ‑ Effective January 1. 1973, each employee, subject to the scope of schedule agreements held by the organizations signatory to the April 29, 1949 Vacation Agreement, having twenty‑five or more years of continuous service with employing carrier will be qualified for an annual vacation of five weeks with pay, or pay in lieu thereof, if during the preceding calendar year the employee renders service under schedule agreements held by the organizations signatory to the April 29, 1949 Vacation Agreement amounting to one hundred sixty (160) basic days in miles or hours paid for as provided in individual schedules and during the said twenty‑five or more years of continuous service renders service of not less than four thousand (4,000) basic days in miles or hours paid for as provided in individual schedules.

Beginning with the effective date of the provisions of Article 3 of Agreement "A" dated September 25, 1950, May 25, 1951 or May 23, 1952, on an individual carrier, but not earlier than the year 1960, in the application of this Section 1 (e) each basic day in yard service performed by a yard service employee or by an employee having interchangeable road and yard rights shall be computed as 1.6 days, and each basic day in all other services shall be computed as 1.3 days. for purposes of determining qualifications for vacations. (This is the equivalent of 100 qualifying days in a calendar year in yard service and 120 qualifying days in a calendar year in road service.) (See NOTE below.)

Beginning with the year 1960 on all other carriers in the application of this Section 1 (e) each basic day in all classes of service shall be computed as 1.3 days for purposes of determining qualifications for vacation. (This is the equivalent of 120 qualifying days.) (See NOTE below.)

NOTE: ‑           In the application of Section 1 (a), (b), (c), (d) and (e), qualifying years accumulated, also qualifying requirements for years accumulated, prior to the effective date of the respective provisions hereof, for extended vacations shall not be changed.

(f) ‑ In dining car service, for service performed on and after July 1, 1949 ‑each 7 1/2 hours paid for shall be considered the equivalent of one basic day in the application of Section 1(a) (b), (c), (d) and (e).

(g) ‑ Calendar days on which an employee assigned to an extra list is available for service and an which days he performs no service, not exceeding sixty (60) such days, will be included in the determination of qualification for vacation; also, calendar days, not in excess of thirty (30), on which an employee is absent from and unable to perform service because of injury received on duty will be included.

The 60 and 30 calendar days referred to in this Section 1(g) shall not be subject to the 1.1. 1.2. 1.3, 1.4 and 1.6 computations provided far in Section 1 (a) (b), (c), (d) and (e), respectively.

(h) ‑ Where an employee is discharged from service and thereafter restored to service during the same calendar year with seniority unimpaired, service performed prior to discharge and subsequent to reinstatement during that year shall be included in the determination of qualification for vacation during the following year.

Where an employee is discharged from service and thereafter restored to service with seniority unimpaired, service before and after such discharge and restoration shall be included in computing three hundred twenty (320) basic days under Section 1 (b) sixteen hundred (1600) basic days under Section 1 (c), thirty‑two hundred (3200) basic days under Section l (d), and four thousand (4,000) basic days under Section 1 (e)

(i) ‑ Only service performed on one railroad may be combined in determining the qualifications provided for in this Section 1, except that service of an employee on his home road may be combined with service performed on other roads when the latter service is performed at the direction of the management of his home road or by virtue of the employee's seniority on his home road. Such service will not operate to relieve the home road of its responsibility under this agreement.

(j) ‑ In instances where employees who have become members of the Armed Forces of the United States return to the service of the employing carrier in accordance with the Military Selective Service Act of 1967, as amended, the time spent by such employees in the Armed Forces subsequent to their employment by the employing carrier will be credited as qualifying service in determining the length of vacations for which they may qualify upon their return to the service of the employing carrier.

(k) ‑ In instances where an employee who has become a member of the Armed Forces of the United States returns to the service of the employing carrier in accordance with the Military Selective Service Act of 1967 as amended, and in the calendar year preceding his return to railroad service had rendered no compensated service or had rendered compensated service on fewer days than are required to qualify for a vacation in the calendar year of his return to railroad service, but could qualify for a vacation in the year of his return to railroad service if he had combined for qualifying purposes days on which he was in railroad service in such preceding calendar year with days in such year on which he was in the Armed Forces, he will be granted, in the calendar year of his return to railroad service, a vacation of such length as he could so qualify for under Section 1 (a), (b), (c), (d) or (e) and (j) hereof.

(l) ‑ in instances where an employee who has become a member of the Armed Forces of the United States returns to the service of the employing carrier in accordance with the Military Selective Service Act of 1967, as amended, and in the calendar year of his return to railroad service renders compensated service on fewer days that are required to qualify for a vacation in the following calendar year, but could qualify for a vacation in such following calendar year if he had combined for qualifying purposes days on which he was in railroad service in the year of his return with days in such year on which he was in the Armed Forces, he will be granted in such following calendar year, a vacation of such length as he could so qualify for under Section 1 (a), (b), (c), (d) or (e) and (j) hereof.

Section 2 ‑ Employees qualified under Section 1 hereof shall be paid for their vacations as follows:

General

(a) ‑ An employee receiving a vacation, or pay in lieu thereof, under Section 1, shall be paid for each week of such vacation 1/52 of the compensation earned by such employee under schedule agreements held by the organizations signatory to the April 29, 1949 Vacation Agreement, on the carrier on which he qualified under Section 1 (or carriers in case he qualified on more than one carrier under Section 1 (i)) during the calendar year preceding the year in which the vacation is taken, but in no event shall such pay for each week of vacation be less than six (6) minimum basic days' pay at the rate of the last service rendered, except as provided in subparagraph (b).

(b) ‑ Beginning on the date Agreement "A" dated September 25, 1950, May 25, 1951 or May 23, 1952, became or becomes effective an any carrier, the following shall apply insofar as yard service employees and employees having interchangeable yard and road rights covered by said agreement, who are represented by the United Transportation Union, are concerned.

Yard Service

(1) An employee receiving a vacation, or pay in lieu thereof, under Section 1 shall be paid for each week of such vacation 1/52 of the compensation earned by such employee under schedule agreements held by the organizations signatory to the April 29, 1949 Vacation Agreement, on the carrier on which he qualified under Section 1 (or carriers in case he qualified on more than one carrier under Section 1 (i)) during the calendar year preceding the year in which the vacation is taken, but in no event shall such pay for each week of vacation be less than five (5) minimum basic days' pay at the rate of the last service rendered.

Combination of yard and Road Service

(2) An employee having interchangeable yard and road rights receiving a vacation, or pay in lieu thereof, under Section 1 shall be paid for each week of such vacation 1/52 of the compensation earned by such employee under schedule agreements held by the organizations signatory to the April 29, 1949 Vacation Agreement, on the carrier an which he qualified under Section 1 (or carriers in case he qualified on more than one carrier under Section 1 (i)) during the calendar year preceding the year in which the vacation is taken; provided that, if the vacation is taken during the time such employee is working in road service, such pay for each week of vacation shall be not less than six (6) minimum basic days' pay at the rate of the list road service rendered, and if the vacation is taken during the time such employee is working in yard service such pay for each week of vacation shall be not less than five (5) minimum basic days' pay at the rate of the last yard service rendered.

Note:   Section 2(b) applicable to yard service shall apply to yard, belt line and transfer service and combinations thereof, and to hostling service.

Section 9 ‑ The terms of this agreement shall not be construed to deprive any employee of such additional vacation days as he may be entitled to receive under any existing rule, understanding or custom, which additional vacation days shall be accorded under and in accordance with the terms of such existing rule, understanding or custom. With respect to yard service employees, and with respect to any yard service employee having interchangeable yard and road rights who receives a vacation in yard service, such additional vacation days shall be reduced by 1/6th.