UPRR Fake Form B Test

Posted by admin on March 21, 2010

UPRR  Brothers and Sisters,

I am sure that you have all heard about, if not experienced, the “Fake”  Form  B test that the company has been conducting. The form B is in your Track Bulletins and has a fictitious Foreman and gang number. When you call the foreman in charge you are really calling an MOP posing as the foreman. He may give you the wrong milepost locations or the wrong bulletin number or the wrong engine number or no speed etc. so be alert! Remember, you  cannot enter a form B without being given a speed…period!

 NOW FOR NEW TWIST THEY ARE USING TO TRICK YOU!

 THEY HAVE BEEN PLACING AN UNANNOUNCED YELLOW RED BOARD IN ADVANCE OF THE  ONE IN YOUR ORDERS AND A RED FLAG 2 MILES FROM THAT UNANNOUNCED FLAG.

 NOW PAY ATTENTION!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 THEY ARE CALLING YOU ON THE RADIO JUST BEFORE YOU REACH THEIR UNANNOUNCED YELLOW RED BOARD AND WILL CLEAR YOU THROUGH THE LIMITS OF THE FICTITIOUS FORM B IN YOUR WARRANTS!

THIS IS TO DISTRACT YOUR ATTENTION FROM THE UNANNOUNCED YELLOW RED BOARD AND KEEP YOU OCCUPIED WRITING AUTHORITY  WHILE YOU APPROACH THE RED FLAG!

 There is a crew out of service right now in the West Colton area for this test and UTU Local Chairman Dan Martin can tell you first hand that they almost got him on the very same test two weeks ago. Dan is going to discuss this test with the superintendent as he feels it is a test designed not for testing your proficiency on the rules but rather a test designed to entrap crews with deceitful tactics.

 If a foreman calls you on the radio to give you clearance BEWARE! Check  your milepost location and be sure you know exactly where you are in relation to the form B in your warrants. Stop the train if necessary and have a job briefing.

I am positive Local Chairmen and General Chairmen for BLET and UTU members of the UPRR are doing everthing they can to stop this poor testing tactic. 

Anthony Dimond, Chairman

WSLB/BLET/IBT

Nuclear Policy Analyst

DIV. 176 LR.

E 9775 Buckhorn Rd.

Reedsburg, WI 53959

tdjcts@email.msn.com

(608)415-6020 home/office

(608)448-8175 cell

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