The third quarter surplus that had a total of 55 in New England has netted 11 volunteers and 1 oversubscription. That oversubscription is in Local 2322. These volunteers left the property last week. We do not predict any movement in regards to this surplus but have not yet been officially notified by the Company.
All I and M technicians in Local 2325 should have been canvassed for permanent I and M openings in 3 Rhode Island locations. There are 10 day and 2 night positions in Providence, 12 day positions in Lincoln and 13 day and 3 night positions in Warwick. This will be a volunteer only situation in Local 2325. There will be no force component in this canvass for this Local. Volunteers for any of these openings will receive travel pay under P15.05 but will not receive relocation money under P15.10. If you are interested in any of these permanent positions please fill out the canvass sheet you were given. If you did not receive a sheet notify your manager. Volunteers will need to have their sheets filled out by close of business Tuesday Sept 23rd. This volunteer canvass was agreed upon to possibly relieve a force in another Local. If you have any questions please call this office.
The New England Work and Family committee would like to announce that the Health and Wellness payout for Jan to June 2014 was in your September 12th paycheck. If you did not receive this payout and should have please call the Work and Family committee at 978 632-3275. Also a reminder from the committee to submit your summer camp forms for reimbursement for 2014. All documents for Sumer Camp must be sent in and postmarked on or before September 30th 2014. If you have any questions please call the Work and Family committee.
The Company has changed its policy on a loss of license for any member whose job requires one. Any member who requires a license to perform their duties here and losses it for any reason will be accommodated once but will not be paid. The time spent without a license will now be a suspension. There will not be an alternate position offered while you have no license. This is a major change that will have a negative impact on anyone who losses a license. We will be out to all garages to explain your options. The Company has taken a hard position on this topic and it’s up to everyone to be extremely careful when making choices outside of work. Your job is important to you and your family and you must understand the consequences to a poor decision. If you have any questions please call the office.
The Annual Steve Buckman Memorial horseshoe tournament will be held on Sunday Sept 28th @ 9am on Elm st in Foxboro. The price is $50 per person and includes a BBQ lunch. All proceeds from this event go to benefit the Buckman children scholarship fund. This is a great event so come out for some good food and laughs and remember Bucky and his family. If you would like to register please call brother Jim Hopewell @ 508-208-8555
The System Council T6 mobilization committee met last week. Members, officers and Business Managers from all New England Locals attended this spirited meeting. Great ideas and thoughts were exchanged and the committee is off and running. We begin our mobilization efforts now and will increase them in intensity as we get closer to bargaining in the Spring. The committee will continue meeting monthly for now and will plan activities to get the membership prepared for what will be another lengthy battle with this Corporation. We have learned from our last round of bargaining and we will update our strategies as such. For now all members need to begin to prepare. Start saving money and get your finances in order. We not only need to prepare as a Local but our strength will come from our members who will be ready. Remember Red on Thursdays and Black on Fridays in a show of solidarity. Our journey and fight for a new contract begins now and it begins with you.