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) Happy New Year, try to stay warm and please be safe while clearing the snow from your homes.

B) I met with the Carrier this past week on older work issue claims that were waiting for an arbitrator from the National Mediation Board. The Carrier has agreed to pay out on some of the claims instead of waiting. Those Members will be receiving a check from the Carrier in the near future.

C) The gas mileage checks are still an issue, while progress is being made, other issues have arisen and must be fixed. I urge all Members to please keep an accurate record of what was paid or still missing. I will again be asking for an amnesty period so members can be properly compensated.

D) I have been diligent in having the Carrier address the heating issues at sign up locations when I become aware of them. Please email me as soon as possible if there is an issue at any facility that our Members use.

E) The LOCAL 60 UNION MEETING will start at 9am tomorrow at the VFW in Linden next to the train station.

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


Stephen J. Burkert

General Chairman