1967 National Agreement

Table of Contents

ARTICLE I: General Increases in Basic Daily Rates of Pay, Locomotive Engineers
ARTICLE II: Additional Increase for Locomotive Engineers Operating Without Firemen
ARTICLE III: Further Application of Wage Increases
ARTICLE IV: Vacation
ARTICLE V: General Provisions
Side Letters to Agreement

This Agreement, made this 22nd day of June, 1967 by and between the participating carriers listed in Exhibits A, B and C, attached hereto and made a part hereof, and represented by the National Railway Labor Conference and the Eastern, Western and Southeastern Carriersí Conference Committees, and the employee's of such carriers shown thereon and represented by the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers.

IT IS HEREBY AGREED:

ARTICLE I - GENERAL INCREASE IN BASIC DAILY RATES OF PAY ó LOCOMOTIVE ENGINEERS
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(a) Effective August 12, 1966, all standard basic daily rates of pay of locomotive engineers (motormen) in effect August 11, 1966, shall be increased by an amount equal to six percent.

(b) The application of the increase provided for in Paragraph (a) of this Article in all classes of road service shall be limited to daily rates and shall not apply to existing mileage rates paid for miles over 100.

(c) Effective August 12, 1966, the increase in rates of pay provided for in Paragraph (a) of this Article will result in the following standard basic daily and mileage rates of pay for locomotive engineers (motormen):

(d) Effective August l2, 1966, the increase in rates of p-7 provided for in Paragraph (a) of this Article will result in the following standard basic daily and mileage rates of pay for locomotive engineers (motormen) in through freight and yard. service when the engineer is working without a fireman, the firemanís position having been eliminated pursuant to the provisions of Award 282:

ARTICLE II - ADDITIONAL INCREASE FOR ENGINEERS OPERATING WITHOUT FIREMEN
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(a) Effective January 1, 1967, the standard basic rates of pay of locomotive engineers (motormen) in all classes of freight and yard service in effect December 31, 1966, will be Increased by an amount equal to six percent when the engineer is working without a fireman, the firemanís position having been eliminated pursuant to the provisions of Award 282.

(b) The application of the increase provided for in Paragraph (a) of this Article in all classes of freight service shall not be limited to daily rates and shall apply to existing mileage rates paid for miles over 100.

(c) Effective January 1, 1967, the increase in rates of pay provided for in paragraph (a) of this Article will result in the following standard basic daily and mileage rates of pay for locomotive engineers (motormen) operating without firemen:

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(c) Daily earnings minima shall be increased by the amount of the respective daily increases.

(d) Existing money differentials above existing standard daily rates shall be maintained.

(e) In local freight service the same differential in excess of through freight rates shall be maintained..

(f) Under Articles I and II, existing basic daily rates of pay, other than standard, of locomotive engineers (motormen) shall be increased by six percent. Under Article II, where other than standard mileage rates are in effect for locomotive engineers (motormen) working without a fireman, the firemanís position having been eliminated pursuant to the provisions of Award 262, such mileage rates shall be increased by six percent.

ARTICLE IV - VACATIONS
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Insofar as applicable to employees represented by the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers the vacation agreement dated April 29, 19249, as amended is further amended by substituting the following revised portions of paragraphs (c) and (g), effective January 1, 1967 for the corresponding paragraphs in amended Section 1 contained in the Agreement of November 17, 1964:

(c) - Effective January 1, 1967, each employee, subject to the scope of schedule agreements held by the organizations signatory to the April 29, 1949 Vacation Agreement, having ten or more years of continuous service with employing carrier will be qualified for an annual vacation of three weeks with pay, or pay in lieu thereof, if, during the preceding calendar year the employee renders service under schedule agreements held by the organizations signatory to the April 29, 19149 Vacation  Agreement amounting to one hundred sixty (160) basic days in miles or hours paid for as provided in individual schedules and during the said ten or more years of continuous service renders service of not less than sixteen hundred (1600) basic days in miles or hours paid for as provided in individual schedules.

(g) - Where an employee is discharged from service and thereafter restored to service during the same calendar year with seniority unimpaired, service performed prior to discharge and subsequent to reinstatement during that year shall be included in the determination of qualification for vacation during the following year.

Where an employee is discharged from service and thereafter restored to service with seniority unimpaired, service before and after such discharge and restoration shall be included in computing four hundred eighty (480) basic days under Section 1(b) and sixteen hundred (16Cc) basic days under Section 1(c), and thirty-two hundred (3200) basic days under Section 1(d).

ARTICLE V - GENERAL PROVISIONS
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(1) APPROVAL

This Agreement is subject to approval of the courts with respect to carriers in the hands of receivers or trustees.

(2) EFFECT AND DURATION OF THIS AGREEMENT

(a) This agreement is in full and final settlement of the dispute growing out of notices served on the carriers listed in Exhibits A, B and C on or about May .18 and July 19, 1966, by the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and the proposals served by the Carriers, parties hereto, for concurrent handling, except that the proposal to increase the rates of pay of firemen and hostlers represented by the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers shall be held. in abeyance; arid shall be construed as a separate agreement by and on behalf of each of said carriers and its employees represented by the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers.

(b) This Agreement shall remain in effect until changed a modified in accordance with the Railway Labor Act) as amended, subject to the following:

(i) All pending Section 6 notices served by the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers to establish new arbitraries, special allowances, or constructive payments, or to restrict or prohibit the use of radios) will be withdrawn arid no such. notices will be initiated prior to January 1, 1968.

(ii) The rates of pay established by Articles I and II will remain in effect to and including June 30, 1968, with the understanding that Section 6 notices may be served by either party on or after March 1, 1968, provided the change requested may not become effective prior to July 1., 1968.

SIGNED AT WASHINGTON, D. C. THIS 22ND DAY OF JUNE, 1967.

FOR THE PARTICIPATING CARRIERS      FOR THE EMPLOYEES REPRESENTED BY
LISTED N EXHIBIT A:                                  THE BROTHERHOOD OF LOCOMOTIVE
                                                                        ENGINEERS:

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Side Letters to Agreement
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June 22, 1967

Mr. Perry S. Heath,
Grand Chief Engineer,
Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers,
1118 B. of L. E. Building,
Cleveland, Ohio.

Dear Mr. Heath:

In connection with the agreement signed at Washington, D.C., today, it is understood that in the event Section 6 notices are served on or after January 1, 1968 by one or more of the unions representing road service operating employees to increase the mileage rates applicable to miles in excess. of 100, the moratorium provision applicable to Articles I and II (Article V(2)(b)(it)) will not act as a bar to the serving of such a notice by the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers.

Will you please indicate your understanding and acceptance of the foregoing by affixing your signature in the space provided therefore in the lower left hand corner of this communication.

Very truly,

ACCEPTED:
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June 22, 1967

Mr. Perry S. Heath,
Grand Chief Engineer,
Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers,
1118 B. of L. E. Building,
Cleveland, Ohio.

Dear Mr. Heath:

In connection with the agreement signed at Washington, D.C., today, it is understood that representatives of the carriers parties to Group Policy Contract 22000-0 of the Metropolitan Life Insurance Company will meet with representatives of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers as soon as practicable after July 1, 1967, and will take such action as may be required to insure the solvency of the hospital, surgical and medical plan to and including February 29, 1968.

The carriers will also provide the financing of $2,000 life insurance for the period to and Including February 29, 1968, for locomotive engineers who retire from active service subsequent to September 1, 1967.

Will you please indicate your acceptance of the foregoing by affixing your signature in the space provided therefore in the lower left hand corner of this communication.

Very truly:

ACCEPTED:


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