IAM Rail Leaders Meet With Union Pacific Over Concerns

Brothers and Sisters,

IAM Rail Division Special Representative Derrick Battle, District Lodge 19 General Chairmen Kenny Krause, Juan Estrada and Josh Cox, and several Local Chairman across the Union Pacific system met last week with Vice President of Mechanical Jeremy Givens, General Director of Locomotive Operations Mark Smith, and Labor Relations.

We discussed several issues that affect our members, such as subcontracting, 100% coverage on the holiday, sick days, local management planning, health and medical concerns, hiring, quality of life concerns, overtime and more. This meeting gave our local chairmen an opportunity to speak directly with UP senior leadership and explain to them what exactly is going on in the mechanical shops.

I want to thank everyone who brought issues to the carrier and represented their respective locations.

  • Nicholas Bova (Dupo)
  • Vince Blankemeyer (Houston)
  • Scott Odle (Kansas City)
  • Robert Roush (North Little Rock)
  • Lance Harmston (Salt Lake City)
  • Jorge Lopez (Los Angeles)
  • Todd Larsen (Council Bluffs)
  • Bradley Nelsen (Denver)
  • Michael Reed (Livonia)
  • Bradley Halligan (North Platte)

There are also many health and medical concerns. Here is a list of contacts that may help during MLOA, FMLA, out-of-service, restrictions, etc.

Patrick Larm   General Director, HMS       402-544-0544           pblarm@up.com

Deb Gengler    Director, Clinical Services     402-544-2264           dagengle@up.com

Wesley Dooley   Manager, Leave Mgmt         402-544-3324           wadooley@up.com

Theresa Ballard  Director, Health & Safety             402-544-0368           tnballard@up.com


In solidarity,

Juan Estrada
District Lodge 19 General Chairman


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