ITEM ‑ 92(a-l3)


March 26, 1979


This has reference to former General Chairman Murdock's October 18, 1978 letter regarding the release of yardmen to the road.


Mr. Murdock's letter addressed the question of how to handle the releasing of yardmen to the road when:


(1) there are yardmen frozen in the yard, and


(2) yardmen senior to the frozen men place their road application in after the junior men have been "frozen" in the yard.


I concur that the junior frozen men should be released prior to the senior men whose appli­cations were submitted after the junior men were frozen. In fact, this has been the common practice for years.