Progress Through Unity

General Chairman Burkert’s Weekly “HOT TOPICS” News

In an effort to better communicate information as quickly as possible to the Local 60 Membership, here is the ” HOT TOPICS” for this week.

A) The Carrier is going to start a test program of the new electronic HOS keypads in Atlantic City this coming week with select crews. Those crews will be instructed when to report for the extra training. The extra training will be reflected in your wages above and beyond your normal assignment.

B) The Carrier has mailed out 3 new batches of GAS MILEAGE Checks to Members. Please review the accuracy of the checks and all the information.

C) The NJTPD Officers are all wearing BODY CAMERAS while on duty. The camera will capture all activity when they respond to our train crews request for assistance. The cameras record video and sound, including all conversations that take place during the interaction.

D)This past week we had a CTP new class, # 17-04, start the Conductor Training Program. I met the new class and welcomed them to our family. I explained what our job duties entail and our expectations of them.

E) I have met with the Carrier over Morrisville yard assignments and will do so again after the holidays. There will be no changes made until after the New Years Holiday, this will allow our members to rest easy about family plans already established.

F) I met with Executive Director Santoro, NJT Chief of Police Trucillo, Ron Sabol SMART TD NJSLD and Bob Lavell over the recent assaults. We will meet once a month going forward to review all incidents and get progress reports. I am going to request that NJT claims department gives a monthly report for unpaid medical bills.

G) The Carrier has informed me that they will be using the same uniform company, THIS & THAT Uniforms next year.

Please email me feedback or suggestions, I am here for you the Members.


Stephen J. Burkert

General Chairman