UNION PACIFIC RAILROAD COMPANY
FOR THE TERRITORY - EASTERN DISTRICT
BROTHERHOOD OF LOCOMOTIVE ENGINEERS
ASSIGNED LOCAL FREIGHT GUARANTEE
Rule 23(d) of the current agreement states:
23(d) In main line service between Council Bluffs and North Platte, Kansas City and Salina, St. Joseph and Grand Island, engineers on assigned local freight trains will be allowed a minimum of 100 miles at local freight rate of pay for every day in the month except Sunday and when used on Sunday, extra compensation, for such service will be paid.
Rule 97(c) and 97(d) of the current agreement states:
"(c) When an assigned run is temporarily discontinued for a period of more than 48 hours from the scheduled starting time, the engineer on such assignment will be permitted to exercise seniority. When assignments is re-established, it will be re-bulletined.
(d) When the carrier has definite knowledge that an assignment will not operate for at least 48 hours, it will be abolished as soon as that information is available."
The above cites rules with respect to assigned local freight service (not including Zone Locals) apply differently on the Eastern District and it is the parties desire to change this procedure by adopting a standard application. Accordingly, effective October 1, 1994, Rule 23(d) shall apply to all assigned local freight service (other than Zone Locals) on the Eastern District with the understanding that a basic day's pay will be allowed for each day an assigned Engineer is held in on an assigned work day. It is further understood that in order to qualify for this payment, the Engineer must either be available or work on the work days immediately preceding and following the day or days for which the guarantee is claimed as well as being available on the guarantee day or days. In connection therewith, Rules 97(c) and (d) will not apply to all assigned local freight service (other than Zone Locals).
Nothing in this Agreement, in any way, limits the right of the Company to abolish local freight assignments and it is understood that the Company retains the right to bulletin local freight assignments on a 5, 6 or 7 day basis.