We are excited to tell you about two new features of our website that we are working on. In the coming weeks you’ll see the addition of a new page devoted to resources to assist furloughed members of our local. In the twelve + years since the massive layoffs at the Charlotte Heavy Maintenance, Line Maintenance and Support Shop facilities, many of our members have been recalled back to their jobs. Many more still wait for a call. Others have resigned, retired or otherwise moved on. We want those members to have resources to assist them in making important decisions … Read More...
There has been a lot of discussion lately about travel benefits available to furloughed employees and/or those who have been recalled then resigned or retired. Our conversations with M&E have yielded this update:
If an employee was furloughed from January 6, 2005 through June 1, 2006, due to outsourcing, they are entitled to lifetime travel, if they had 15 or more years of service at the time of furlough.
- Article 8, Page 53: “Employees who have been on furlough for more than five (5) years will not be eligible for travel under the Company’s sixty-five (65) Point