Called and Not Used (NU) Claims

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Brothers & Sisters:

There seems to be some confusion on NU claims for trainmen and engineers.

ENGINEERS:

ARTICLE 18

CALLED AND RELEASED

Section 1

·         Engineers when called for a train, and the call is subsequently annulled, will be paid according to class of service called for, with a minimum of three (3) hours; at pro rata rate. If in chain gang (pool freight) service, will stand first out.

Section 2

·         When engineers are called and report and for any reason other than their own acts do not go out, they will be allowed at the engineer’s option, four (4) hours and remain first out or eight (8) hours and be marked last out. Payment to be made according to class of service and engine(s) called for, and marked last out.

TRAINMEN:

Article 27

Called and Not Used

Section 1

·         Trainmen in pool service who are called and report and, for any reason other than their own acts, are released before leaving the terminal within three hours after the time called to register on duty, they will be paid for four hours and remain first-out; if released after three hours from the time called to register on duty, they will be paid a minimum day’s wages in class of service for which called and be placed last-out; no pay shall be allowed if they are notified before leaving place of residence that they are not needed.

To simplify, trainmen MUST show up and be on duty before taking the call being “busted” to get paid 4 hours. Engineers get 3 hours if they take the call being “busted” before showing up and have the option of 4 or 8 if they show up and they take the call.

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