Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 22 July 2012
It's just a matter of time. In 2008 CMC was already gearing up for
trainmen while working on the engineers bid system. Didn't bid systems
become a reality in the last UTU contract? I think it did it just takes
time to implement. In 2007 it was the younger engineers that wanted bid
systems the oldhead already knew the outcome no more being displaced.
Just like the newer conductors will welcome bid systems no more being
bumped. It secures a job for a week. It should of been bi-weekly or
even up to 3 months. Bid systems aren't new they've been around for
decades. Most crafts have already had bid systems. T&E had bid systems
in Walbridge yard when I hired out in the '70s. If the agreement
states as you put it a person has 48 hours before placing themselves
then there's no problem. No reason for an investigation.