Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen Division 724
We need to make sure when the carrier violates the Agreement you get the proper
documentation, which includes documenting what happened on your working time slip
and retrieving the job histories from the computer.
Documentation is the most important part of a claim. It is best to get it at the time the
violation occurs. Get the information you need and keep it with your working trip slip until
you get your turndown, then send it all me (put in LC box at Salem Depot, Mail, Email,
etc.. It is the Organization's responsibility to prove the validity of each claim; this is best
done with work histories, proper FRA reporting etc.
Engineers can view the status of there claims by going to: http://claims.bletcr.org and
entering GCA number and password (how do this is on the page).
Appealing of Time Claims: I need....
1.A copy of your readout or a non-service claim that has been processed by
Timekeeping and show "normal" status. Once Timekeeping has reviewed and declined
clicking the on line print will print out the slip with a declination. Declinations in CMTS are
now the timeslip number less the last two digits. So in theory for rapid processing you
could print out a declined claim and I can process before you even have a paystub.
2.A copy of your time slip. (with penalty slip I will also need a copy of your working slip for
that trip if applicable)
3.A copy of all documentation you can get. (The more info the better) job history, board
standings, train list, track/yard list, bu's, bowl turnover, aei list, ect. We have the burden
You have 60 days to file a claim and we have 60 days to process that claim after it
has been denied by timekeeping. This is the date on your pay stub that you were paid.
The sooner you get the denial to me the better.