A. Carrier shall give not less than a forty-five (45)-day advanced written notice advising of its intent to implement this Agreement and of the number of initial positions that will be changed in Zones 2 and 3.
B. All positions may be pre-advertised to close thirty (30) days prior to the effective date of this Agreement. In conjunction with implementation of this Agreement, any employee who fails to sufficiently bid on, or obtain, a position may be assigned by Carrier to an unfilled position.
C. In conjunction with the implementation of this Agreement, it will not be necessary to bulletin all the jobs in Zones 2 and/or 3. Employees on assignments which are not changed or impacted by the implementation of this Agreement need not be bulletined. Employees on such assignments will remain thereon unless their assignment is abolished, consolidated or materially impacted by implementation of this Agreement.
D. Trainmen/yardmen required to make a relocation election pursuant to this Agreement will be canvassed by UTU Local Chairmen to determine and document said employees' relocation decisions. The following shall govern canvassing of involved trainmen/yardmen:
1. Trainmen/yardmen at locations or on rosters required to make a relocation decision in connection with the implementation of this Agreement will be given a one-time opportunity to make such election. Trainmen/yardmen at locations or on rosters required to make a relocation decision will be contacted by the Local Chairman. The trainmen/yardmen to be contacted and offered the opportunity to relocate will include:
a. Trainmen/yardmen holding positions at Hinkle pursuant to Article II, Section B, Paragraphs 7.a. - 7.b. of the September 16, 1998 Merger Implementing Agreement for Portland Hub Zone 1;
b. The six (6) senior conductors identified on Attachment "B". (Canvassing will cease when the six (6) senior conductors on Attachment "B" have been contacted and offered the opportunity to relocate to Spokane.)
e. Twenty-one (21) senior Nampa conductors identified on Attachment "A" will be given the right to relocate to Zone 2 and establish permanent seniority on the Zone 2 Master Seniority Roster(s) and the Hinkle-East sub-zone seniority roster(s). Canvassing will cease when the twenty-six (26) senior Nampa conductors on Attachment "A" have been contacted and offered the opportunity to relocate to Zone 2.
2. Trainmen/yardmen covered by this Article X, Section F will be canvassed in seniority order and required to make their relocation decision when canvassed/contacted. The employee's decision will be irrevocable. If an employee fails to make a decision, he or she will be considered as having elected to remain at his or her current location.
3. All canvassing must be completed 30 days prior to implementation of this Agreement.