The ATDA and Bombardier have reached a tentative agreement for Sunrail’s mechanical employees. A ratification vote will be conducted on September 19th and 20th. The ATDA and Bombardier are also presently negotiating new agreements for both Train & Engine and the Train Dispatchers.
Read an editorial by former Vice President and retired Train Dispatcher Chuck Mundy
NICTD Members Unanimously Ratify New Agreement
Congratulations to NICTD Members on new Agreement
On August 16, 2016, NICTD employees ratified a new Agreement negotiated by General Chairman Ryan Chavez and assisted by Asst. Director of Research Paul Arden and VP Jay Rodgers.
Terms of the Agreement include:
Effective August 17, 2016, the rate of pay increases to $33.39 per hour.
Effective August 1, 2017, a 2.0 % General Wage Increase applies.
Effective August 1, 2018, a 2.5 % General Wage Increase applies if ridership goals are met. Otherwise, a 2.5 % Lump Sum Payment will be applied to 2017 wages.
Health and Welfare will remain in the National Plan with employee cost sharing capped at $180.00.
New Scope rule language added to the Chief Dispatcher position.
Possibility for a 4 day, 10 hour work week schedule.
Revised GATD language.
Addition to the FMLA policy allowing up to 5 days sick payment where the dispatcher is not the person giving birth to the child.
Revised meal period language.
Revised Grievance and Discipline language to allow for a Conference by either party.
A new rule established to give extra train dispatchers the opportunity for a yearly $1,000 Bonus based initially on qualification and then retention.
Length of Agreement effective through July 31, 2019.
Railroad Retirement Board Announce Change in Service Hours for Field Offices