With unemployment still above 9%, 13 million Americans unemployed, millions of people working less than 40 hours or giving up looking for a job, and the nation on the verge of a second recession, we risk an unfavorable deal from third parties if we do not ration this agreement. As the President of The Godfather King (NS, GO 680) recalls: „I still feel the devastating effects of PEB 219 in 1991, which were imposed by a congress where Sen. Ted Kennedy (D-Mass.) and rep. John Dingell (D-Mich.), both longtime friends of the work, chaired the main transportation committees of the Senate and House of Representatives. I am more cautious when I imagine that the current president of labour safety at the House Transportation Infrastructure Committee, John Mica (R-Fla), could keep us out if we reject this agreement and pass on our fate to third parties. The duration of the December 1995 agreement covers the five-year period beginning January 1, 1995 and ending December 31, 1999. Wage adjustments and a guaranteed YDOC result in a minimum increase of 14.3% over this period. All wage adjustments were, unlike the last two national agreements, over-bids. The continuation of the COLA at the end of the agreement, much like in the last round, was also included. The pact provides for regular compensation for health care and social benefits that are similar to those of the previous agreement, except that the amount of compensation is cumulative from one year to the next, unlike the annual compensation that was compensated in the last agreement. Having concluded that the agreement was fair and reasonable for the parties, but given the precedent set out in the agreement with respect to the remaining rail negotiations, we must ask ourselves whether the agreement is fair and reasonable in this context.
That`s what we think. We looked at the agreement in terms of how it is comparable to the industry in general and not just the DenTu employees. The answer is the same. It compares positively. Members of the UTU National Rail Contract Negotiating Committee, supported by international officers and presidents, are storming the nation, hold personal meetings with members to explain the preliminary agreement and answer questions. A new five-year interim national rail contract on wages, benefits and working conditions has been signed between the UTU and the National Carrier Conference Committee (NCCC). Staff Ombudsman Samuel J. Cognata was initially tasked with resolving the dispute. Magdalena Jacobsen, President of the NNB, joined the mediation efforts. They met with the parties on numerous occasions during the year.
On 1 December 1995, following intensive and intensive negotiations (December 1995), the institutions and the UTT agreed to an agreement. The UTU reviewed the history of the negotiations and the results of the ratification and concluded that there was more money and less rule relief. Instead of 14.3% (piled up) for general wage increases and 7.5% of the lump sums requested in December 1995, according to the UTU, the agreement is the „springboard” and the employees it represents should receive 21% (not crammed) over three years in the event of a general increase in wages. As far as rules are concerned, it is reverse psychology that applies. (d) If, despite all efforts, the parties are unable to reach an agreement on the execution of a travel rate for a race/pool, each party may conduct the audit of the Litigation Commission. The burden of proof by a predominant of the evidence rests with the party proposing the implementation. On November 1, 1994, the NCCC notified the UTU, pursuant to Section 6 of the Railway Labor Act, of its requests to amend collective agreements.