Please note. It is not known if they will still consider this even if we approve it.
Steve Snyder 509-570-8065
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MEMORANDUM OF AGREEMENT
In reference to our conversation of August 31, 2023, the following is agreed to on a non-referable
A. Engineers working at Spokane, WA service may first operate a train from Spokane to Pasco
and then deadhead to Wenatchee in continuous service. Engineers will not be tied up more
than once at an away-from-home terminal. This service will be known as Route C, and will be
compensated as outlined below:
Engineers Straight Flip
SPO-PAS then DH to WEN $690.91 N/A
WEN-SPO $439.69 N/A
Total Trip $1130.60 N/A
Note: These trip rates will remain subject to all future GWIs and COLAs.
B. Any required initial Route C familiarization trips will be compensated at the Engineer
trip rate of the assignment. Once qualified, it will be the responsibility of the engineer to
C. Engineers who are on-duty in excess of 12 hours when operating Route C will be allowed
overtime for all time on duty in excess of twelve (12) hours.
D. Engineers will not be required to operate a Route C trip if they are not at the off-duty
location in Pasco and a van is available and present prior to the engineer having 10’30” of
previous on-duty time or less.
E. Upon arrival at Wenatchee, engineers will be placed on the away-from-home terminal
board at Wenatchee based on their original home-on-duty time at Spokane.
This agreement shall take effect on _, 2023, and shall remain in effect for a
minimum of 90 days. After the initial 90 days, either Party may cancel this pilot by giving 15
days’ advanced written notice to the other Party.
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If neither Party has served notice to cancel at the end of the 90-day pilot, it will become a
permanent agreement and is only subject to change under the Railway Labor Act.
For BNSF Railway Company: For BLET
S. Macedonio K. Psota
AVP, Labor Relations General Chairman, BLET
Melissa Beasley Coke
General Director, Labor Relations