Progress Through Unity

Sleep Apnea Update

All members who were positive or negative for the Carrier mandated sleep test, who already sent me an email, will be contacted in the very near future by a “Designated Legal Counsel Attorney”. All of the emails that were sent to me have been forwarded to the attorney and they will be contacting you individually for update.

***The attorney advised that all medical co-pays or deductibles be paid and they will be included in the case.***

If you have been removed from service for a sleep test from NJ TRANSIT, please send me an email with full details of when you were removed, returned, diagnosis, assignment #, lost earnings and a good phone number. Please do not hesitate on sending the email, this process has already begun. Even if you were found negative, but incurred medical expenses please send full detail email.

Thank You,

Stephen J. Burkert

General Chairman

GC Report August 2017

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On the job injury insurance form

NY Penn Station Air Testing Results

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This suspect is accused of assualting a SMART-TD Local 60 member

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Duane will be available in Hoboken miday for anyone interested in tickets

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NJ Law Enforcement Golf Classic

This tournament is run by NJTPD Chief Trucillio

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Railmen For Children Golf Tournament

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All Members Screened for Sleep Apnea – Positive or Negative Results

Members I have consulted with designated legal counsel on this matter and they require the following information to be provided in an email.

Name, home address, phone number, Job title, date taken OOS, date returned to service, whether positive or negative, date of diagnosis, seniority date, rate of pay at time, and please list all medical expenses incurred.

Please email me at your earliest convenience,


Stephen J. Burkert

General Chairman

Payroll Issues

Payroll shortage help;
Please submit payroll issues on
or contact Chris Dunn 732-677-9114
When given to union representative or submitted online they are sent to payroll on Mondays at 9:00am (for errors of less than eight hours) or Fridays at 8:00am (for shortages over a days pay you can also request a off-cycle check for a Friday pickup after 3:00pm)
Mondays submissions should be paid in the following pay cycle, Fridays submissions should be paid in the next pay period. Unless verification needs more information from the employee.
This is not a payroll fix, we are just trying to work with them to simplify the corrections so they have more time to work on regular payroll items.
You can also contact me at 973-223-8654 or for help


Scott Spratt