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Attending Court. (a)
Yard and road employes, regular and
extra, attending court or inquests, under instructions
from the Carrier will be allowed the same compensation
they would have earned, plus necessary expenses,
but in no case will less than a minimum day's
pay be allowed for court attendance.
Yard and road employes required to make deadhead
trips to attend court or inquest, under instructions
from the Railroad will be allowed expenses,
when receipts are turned in to the Company.
Yard and road employes who are specifically ordered by
the Carrier to report to attorneys to give depositions,
to claim agents to make statements, or to Company officers to
make inquiry reports at a time when they are off duty, shall be paid
for all time held to make such depositions, statements, or injury
reports after the time ordered to report on a minute basis with a
minimum of two (2) hours at the pro rata rate.
Regular assigned men shall be paid at the rate of their regular
assignment. Extra yardmen shall be paid
at the helper rate. Extra
trainmen shall be paid at
the through freight basic rate of pay.
Regular assigned men who lose time from their assignment will
be paid for actual earnings lost and the payment provided for in
Paragraph (e) does not apply. Extra
men who lose their turn on the extra board and who do not get out on
the calendar day will be paid a minimum day at yard helper rate or the
through freight basic rate of pay, whichever is applicable, and the
payment provided for in Paragraph (e),
above, does not apply.
When the Railroad requires that official papers shall
be certified by a notary public or other court officer
it shall pay the fee assessed by such officer.
Leave of Absence. (a)
When yard or road employes are permitted to lay off they must not
be absent in excess of
30 days without a written leave of absence, except in
cases of sickness or injury.
It is understood that in case of illness or
injury a leave of absence is not required; however,
if requested by the Carrier in writing, with
a copy to the local chairman, employes must furnish documentation
from their physician(s) giving
specifics of the illness or injury and the expected duration of
absence. If a dispute arises
as to the documentation, the seniority of the employe in question
will not be terminated during the
pendency of such dispute.
When a yard or road employe is off account vacation, leave of
absence, sickness, etc., he must advise the proper party when he desires
to again resume duty.
(1) Yard and road employes
may be granted a leave
of absence, but not to exceed 90 days except in cases
of sickness, injury, or committee work, unless approved
by the superintendent and local chairman.
(2) Employes promoted to
positions with either Carrier
or the UTU will retain and accumulate seniority,
and no leave of absence will be required, so
long as they occupy such position.
Employes on leave of absence who fail, without reasonable
excuse to report or duty at the expiration thereof,
will be considered out of service pending formal
Any rules, agreements or understandings, whether yard or
road, which are in conflict with this agreement are cancelled.
at Omaha, Nebraska, this ____ day of February,
FOR THE UNION PACIFIC
Director of Labor Relations