We have been given a new Flowback proposal and a new Conductor/switchman extraboard Guarantee proposal.
The Flowback Proposal is generally exactly the same as the Pilot Project that has occurred on the Illinois Division over the past year except that a few of the issues that have occurred are corrected by this proposed agreement (Section G and Side Letter #3). It is important to note that the proposed agreement covers all of this Committee's territory including the Illinois Division and is a one year pilot project agreement should it be ratified. This proposed agreement would apply to the entire territory and would need a majority of the votes returned to be ratified.
The proposed Guaranteed Extraboard Agreement is similar to the past agreement that was in place on portions of this territory. The amount is significantly higher ($2147.45), however step rates do apply and it is still an 6 on 2 off rolling cycle. This proposed agreement is not a yearly agreement and would remain in effect until modified should it be ratified. This proposed agreement would apply to the entire territory and would need a majority of the votes returned to be ratified.