Red Wing wrote: ↑Fri Dec 02, 2022 7:04 pmI have the same control over my time off too it's just broken up into vacation, sick and personal. But that is also how my Union negotiated, instead of bigger paychecks we negotiated time off and the management requested 3 different buckets because that's how they feel they can hold us accountable.New full time hires get 23 days off a year ... earned a few hours a week starting the first week of employment. One bucket. Employees are responsible for not burning the days they need to reserve for being sick. When they are out of PTO they can still be off work - it just is not paid (unless there is a hardship).
Unless sick pay can be converted to vacation or cashed in at 100% pay I do not want three buckets. If I have earned time to be sick I should be paid those hours whether or not I get sick. Such a scheme leads to people lying about being sick. Rewarding liars is not a good thing.
That being said, I hope the rank and file railroaders can get their unions to negotiate the terms they want. The demands for additional sick days (and the ability to take them) seemed to come up late in the negotiating process. The rank and files seem to need better union representation.