MEMORANDUM OF AGREEMENT Between BNSF Railway And BLET In reference to our conversation of August 31, 2023, the following is agreed to on a non-referable basis:
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:
Straight Flip SPO-PAS then DH to WEN – $690.91
Total Trip $1130.60
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 maintain qualification.
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 1030″ of previous on-duty time or less.
E. Upon arrival at Wenatchee, engineers will be placed on the away-from-home terminal Engineers
board at Wenatchee based on their original home-on-duty time at Spokane.
This agreement shall take effect on October 19, 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.
If neither Party has served notice to cancel by 120 days from the effective day of the pilot, it will become a permanent agreement and is only subject to change under the Railway Labor Act.
Steve Snyder 509-570-8065