Rail Labor seeks mediation. Please select the link to read the attached Press Release regarding National Bargaining.
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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.
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.