Gillette, WY System transfers

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Re: Gillette, WY System transfers

Postby Komachi » Mon Oct 07, 2013 4:15 pm

Did someone say Employment Forum?
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Re: Gillette, WY System transfers

Postby jz441 » Wed Oct 09, 2013 3:59 am

Gillette is a former BN territory, therefore there is no primary recall... In other words, you can leave as soon as you finish your training, as long as there are vacancies at other locations and your seniority permits. At BNSF, trainmen bid on vacancies. If there is a vacancy in LA or Chicago, you place your bid, and if your seniority permits, you get it. It's that simple. I believe that you have 5 days to report at your new location.
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Re: Gillette, WY System transfers

Postby Engineer Spike » Tue Dec 10, 2013 11:01 pm

The real question to ask is whether they would pay you to qualify or if you'd be on your own.

I don't know if this has changed, but you might wait to get furloughed. There was an agreement in the CB&Q contract about having a month to relocate if you got cut, and no other positions were available within 50 miles. I used this when I got cut at Aurora, to move to Galesburg.
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