UTU LOCAL 471 is a Yard and Road Local. Please contact the office number with questions and concerns.
Local Chairman Bob Hurley covers all issues that deal with Eugene Yard and Remote Control Operation and the Switchman’s Extra Board.
Chairman Greg Boam covers all the issues that deal with Eugene Road
Jobs, Hill Pool,
Please call the office first with questions and concerns.
A very good tool to get information to Bob or Greg is to E-mail. With our work schedules it is a very effective way to get information back and forth to each other rapidly without disturbing each other’s rest or home life. Please remember that our offices are in our home residence; please be mindful and respectful of our family’s in regards to calling after hours.
PLEASE MAKE SURE THAT YOU CALL IMMEDIATELY ANYTIME THERE IS AN EMERGENCY OR INJURY. Remember to always have this posted at your residence to have available to family members in case of EMERGENCY or INJURY. Also have available the Designated Legal Counsel phone numbers handy for yourself and family.
Call your Local Chairman and Designated Legal Counsel BEFORE you fill out an Accident Report. It is your right to have a member of the UTU present when you are questioned by a Company Officer. Make sure that you Document any Intimidation or Harassment that you feel you were subjected to. Make sure that you Document any UNSAFE or UNUSUAL CONDITIONS.
United Transportation Union (UTU) is a very proud and respected
you become a union member you begin working under several agreements
that have been negotiated by BOTH
the UTU and the UPRR in GOOD FAITH in your behalf. Your protection,
your health care, your vacation, your working conditions are the
result of those agreements. Some are National others are very Local.
You will be receiving a computer disk to explain each of those
the UPRR fails to uphold one of those agreements then the UTU works in
your behalf until the issue is settled.
you are qualified as a Trainman, Switchman or Conductor you will begin
on your first shift working under those agreements and you will
receive all of the benefits that your co-workers receive as stated in
those agreements including guarantees.
that we have negotiated in the past 2 years just for your behalf are
the EBB and FLOW agreement and the AUXILIARY WORK AND TRAINING STATUS
agreement. Both of these agreements are new and negotiated just for
your behalf. It has taken UTU over 10 years to get these agreements
finalized. You are the first to benefit from them; we as Union leaders
are proud to have been part of those negotiations for you.
employees are 1st in order as to their hire dates. New
employees are placed in order by the last 4 digits of their Social
Security number. Highest number goes first.
OPERATING (train or engine service, any road)
SS# 3423 goes ahead of SS# 3421 because it is the larger number. If
there are any questions or complaints as to your seniority in this
class ask the question NOW instead of having a fight down the road
with Labor Relations. Your seniority is sacred to you and your job;
days after passing GCOR Test. After 60 days you are required to join a
union. The only union that can represent you in a discipline case is
the UTU while working as a Trainman, Switchman or Conductor. Prior to
the 60 days, and prior to actually joining the
The UPRR can let you go anytime during that 60 day probation period
with or without an explanation. When you screw up -and
you will- the UTU is there to protect your job and
By agreement you are allowed paid personal leave days. You must receive permission from the UPRR before you take any of these days. You can use them for any reason, Sick, Tired or Fun or if you are just Sick and Tired and want to have some Fun. PL Days are accrued as follows:
days = less than 5 years seniority
It takes 24,000 miles to qualify for a vacation.
year of service and 24,000 accumulated miles =1 week
employees bring all of their vacation time with them. If and employee
has vacation pay still owed to them then it will paid in a lump sum
check for that time for this year. Vacation is paid by 1/52 of past
years earnings per week.
basic day (8hr) $160.20
XTRA BOARD GUARANTEE:
1992 Employee: $3,168.69
XTRA BOARD GUARANTEE:
employees will have these amounts reduced by their entry rate
CASE OF ON-THE-JOB INJURY:
(1.) Immediately report your injury to your Local Chairman and the Railroad. No matter how minor YOU think the injury is.
(2.) If you are injured, DO NOT give the railroad any written, oral or recorded statement about your accident or injury WITHOUT YOUR UNION REPRESENTATIVE BEING PRESENT
(3.) File the required company injury report; note any defects on your report, such as tools, equipment or unsafe work place or conditions, Photograph if possible. Weather, Lighting. Record names of all witnesses. Keep a copy of report for your file. NOTE: DO NOT SIGN THE SECTION OF ACCIDENT REPORT THAT RELEASES YOUR MEDICAL HISTORY.
(4.) Consult your own doctor for treatment. Give your doctor a complete history of how your injury happened. Make sure that Admitting Nurse and Doctor completely understand that you are covered under the Federal Employee’s Liability Act (FELA), and NOT WORKMENS COMP!!!!!!
(5.) DO NOT ALLOW RAILROAD MANAGEMENT IN THE EXAMINING ROOM!!!! Remind the Doctor not to discuss your injury, without yours or your family’s permission. i.e.; R/R Doctor, R/R Claim Agent or R/R Officials.
(6.) It is your right to have a UTU Member present during any questioning by a Railroad Official, Do Not let them Intimidate or Harass you.
Contact UTU Designated Legal Counsel with
New Employees are covered under the UP Hospital Association. Medical coverage starts from the 1st day of the 4th month of compensated service. Family members are covered starting the 90 day after the employees 1st compensated month, Family members are covered by Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield for the 1st year and after 1st year have an option to change to United Health Care or stay. New Employee notifies the insurance company of his or her dependents. Booklets are available in the Crew Room of the Eugene Yard. Take them home and look over the best plan that will work for your Family.
NOTE: Names & Numbers subject to change; help with any wrong number would be appreciated.
BLUE CROSS BLUE SHIELD
UP EMPLOYEE ASSISTANCE HELP LINE 1-800-779-1212
Extra Board: XS11
No. Yard / RCO
So. Yard / RCO
So. Yard / RCO
No. Yard / RCO
NEED BNSF SWITCH KEY: #105