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Current Officer Contact Information for Local 1168 - 6/14/2016

Due to recent officers stepping down there was an election for the Road Local Chairman and Wyatt Orton was elected to the position.  For the position of President, Vice President Jeremy Klein assumed the postion of the President per the By-Laws, and there will be an eleciton for the position of Yard Local Chairman, and Vice President, the posting for the date for nominations will be forthcoming, with the date for election following.  Contact information for current Officers is listed as follows:



Jeremy Klein
Local President (1168)
7416 CITY VIEW DR
AMARILLO, TX 79118-7123
E-mail: jeremyk80@hotmail.com
Home: (575) 749-1222
Cell: (575) 791-5860
 
(Position Vacant) 
Local Vice President (1168)

E-mail: 
Home: 
Cell:
 
Chris R. Irwin
Local Secretary (1168)
1509 WILSHIRE BLVD
CLOVIS, NM 88101-5068
E-mail: chx2@suddenlink.net
Home: (575) 799-2707
Cell: (575) 763-0777
 
Chris R. Irwin
Local Treasurer (1168)
1509 WILSHIRE BLVD
CLOVIS, NM 88101-5068
E-mail: chx2@suddenlink.net
Home: (575) 799-2707
Cell: (575) 763-0777
 
Julie M. Hobbs
Local Legislative Representative (1168)
2482 FM 3216
AMHERST, TX 79312-2002
E-mail: julie.hobbs@gmail.com
Home: (575) 825-0358
 
Jeremy Klein
Local Alternate Legislative Representative (1168)
7416 CITY VIEW DR
AMARILLO, TX 79118-7123
E-mail: jeremyk80@hotmail.com
Home: (575) 749-1222
Cell: (575) 791-5860
 
Jeremy Klein
Local Delegate (1168)
7416 CITY VIEW DR
AMARILLO, TX 79118-7123
E-mail: jeremyk80@hotmail.com
Home: (575) 749-1222
Cell: (575) 791-5860
 
John E. Book
Local Trustee (1168)
1829 BOB JAY DR
CLOVIS, NM 88101-9579
E-mail: johnbook@suddenlink.net
Home: (575) 769-8702
Cell: (575) 799-3664
 
Brenton T. Hartle
Local Trustee (1168)
3825 ETHAN AVE
CLOVIS, NM 88101-2602
E-mail: bhartle@suddenlink.net
Home: (575) 760-7723
Cell: (575) 309-9614
 
Brandon T. Jacobs
Local Trustee (1168)
829 BRANSCUM
PORTALES, NM 88130-9502
E-mail: bjacobs@plateautel.net
Home: (575) 714-1098
Cell: (575) 219-5012
 
Danny J. Damron
Local Chairperson, 020Z - BNSF RAILWAY (1168)
1801 SAINT ANDREWS DR
CLOVIS, NM 88101-3091
E-mail: damrons@suddenlink.net
Home: (575) 693-7731
Cell: (575) 693-7731
 
Wyatt C. Orton
Local Chairperson, 009A - BNSF RAILWAY (ROAD)(1168)
1817 SAINT ANDREWS DR
CLOVIS, NM 88101-3091

E-mail: bdgutierrez@yahoo.com
Home: (575) 218-6635
Cell: (575) 218-6635


Vince Chavez (Temp)
Local Chairperson, 009B - cBNSF RAILWAY (YARD)(1168)
224 Jayden Lane
CLOVIS, NM 88101-1614

E-mail:chavezhd@suddenlink.net

Cell: (575)309-5105 


John E. Book
Vice Local Chairperson, 020Z - BNSF RAILWAY (1168)
1829 BOB JAY DR
CLOVIS, NM 88101-9579
E-mail: johnbook@suddenlink.net
Home: (575) 769-8702
Cell: (575) 799-3664
 
Mike L. Coffman
Vice Local Chairperson, 009A - BNSF RAILWAY (ROAD)(1168)
3865 E LARKSPUR LN
GARDENDALE, TX 79758-3813
E-mail: mlcoffman2006@gmail.com
Home: (432) 889-6539
Cell: (575) 794-3026
 
Brenton T. Hartle
Vice Local Chairperson, 009B - cBNSF RAILWAY (YARD) (1168)
3825 ETHAN AVE
CLOVIS, NM 88101-2602
E-mail: bhartle@suddenlink.net
Home: (575) 760-7723
Cell: (575) 309-9614
 
John E. Book
Secretary of LCA, 020Z - cBNSF RAILWAY (1168)
1829 BOB JAY DR
CLOVIS, NM 88101-9579
E-mail: johnbook@suddenlink.net
Home: (575) 769-8702
Cell: (575) 799-3664
 
Jeffery A. Christensen
Secretary of LCA, 009B - BNSF RAILWAY (YARD) (1168)
1604 WINDSOR WAY
CLOVIS, NM 88101-8629
E-mail: JC2112@SUDDENLINK.NET
Home: (575) 769-9303
Cell: (575) 799-1504

 

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New SMART Fatigue Monitoring Report - 6/14/2016

Fed up with the bad lineups and being on duty hour upon hours before ever departing terminal, well check out the NEW Fatigue Monitoring report, fill it out and provide the lineups and info that it is asking, then see what the Legislative Department can do to help out on this Safety Issue.  Go to Downloads tab and then scroll down to FATIGUE MONITORING REPROT, download the report, attach the Information requested, then send it to the Julie Hobbs Local 1168 Legislative Rep or Don Gallegos the State Legislative Representative or print off the following:  

 

SMART FATIGUE MONITORING REPORT 

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OSHA Explains Whistle Blower Process - 9/24/2015

The Attached is a Great Article sent by Hunegs, LeNeave & Kvas, Designated Legal Council, on how to use and protect your medical rights.

Just click on the icon in the box to the left to view the article.

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Railroad Sickness and Unemployment Benefits to be Reduced - 9/24/2015

The Attached is a Great Article sent by Hunegs, LeNeave & Kvas, Designated Legal Council, on how to use and protect your medical rights.

Just click on the icon in the box to the left to view the article.

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Congress May Act on RR's Blocking Road Crossings - 9/24/2015

The Attached is a Great Article sent by Hunegs, LeNeave & Kvas, Designated Legal Council, on how to use and protect your medical rights.

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WELCOME

 

We are the United Transportation Union (UTU) Local 1168, a division of SMART, headquartered in Clovis, NM. We are a broad-based, transportation labor union representing 200 + active members.  We are under the General Committee of Adjustment GO-009 of the United Transportation Union (UTU, Division of SMART) which represents Conductors, Brakemen and Yardmen from the former Atchison Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company (ATSF), now the Burlington Northern & Santa Fe Railway Company (BNSF), and also General Committee of Adjustment GO-020 that represents, Firemen and UTU Engineers and the Locomotive Engineer Training Program (LETP), which is also from the former Atchison Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company (ATSF), now the Burlington Northern & Santa Fe Railway Company (BNSF).

 

LOCAL 1168

Regular Meetings are at the Elks Lodge, 218 North Sycamore, the Second and Fourth Tuesdays of each month, at 9 am:

NEXT MEETING ON 06/28/16

This week there will be 4 turns added to Clovis board 21 leaving total of 57 turns, effective at 0700, on 6-15-16.  

Remember you are what makes up the Union and it is only as strong as you make it!

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Stay In touch with YOUR Officers

All Local 1168 Sisters & Brothers: If you have recently changed your Mailing Address, Email Address, or Phone Number please let the Secretary/Treasurer know as soon as possible. This is necessary to keep our records up to date with the National Division and we will also be able to pass information along from the Division to all of it's members.
Those members who have questions about, or wish to contribute to Local 1168 but cannot attend the monthly meetings you can email any of the Local Officers.

MEMBERS TOOLBOX

Notified you are under investigation? Wish to file a grievance? Membership rights question? Click on the “Membership Toolbox” for your answer. …

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Questions or Concerns about unsafe work conditions or work practices;

Contact the UTU Rail Safety Task Force and express your safety issues and concerns with one of the Task Force Members to help resolve the problem and bring it to the attention of others. Get onboard with Safety in the Work Place and benefit not only yourself but others also!!

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This is a disclaimer about the following information put out by various Law Firms, there is no attachment, relation or endorsement to any of the law firms mentioned in Articles, other than being Designated Legal Council.

 

www.tavorminayoung.com - Check out the tab, Rail Rights Library

 

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RAILROAD ACCIDENTS / FELA CLAIMS

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Railroad Worker Injury Claims – FELA

Federal Employers’ Liability Act

Railroad workers are exposed to hazards every single day while on the job and sometimes they do sustain injuries. When injured on the job, railroad workers have certain rights that they can exercise in order to ensure they are taken care of in the event of an accident.

If you are an injured railroad worker or you are the family member of an injured railroad worker, Hunegs, LeNeave & Kvas can help you. With over 75 years of experience helping clients who have been injured on the job or due to the negligence of others, we have the skill and the resources to help injured railroad workers get the results that they are looking for.

Helping Injured Railroad Workers

Railroad workers can sustain injuries in different ways. Some of those ways include:

  • Dangerous work conditions
  • Work accidents
  • Injuries from heavy lifting, bending over, and other tasks
  • Injuries caused by violating safety codes
  • Train and vehicle collisions
  • Greasy and slippery work surfaces, resulting in slip and fall accidents
  • Exposure to excessive noise, leading to hearing loss
  • Exposure to chemicals and fumes, causing occupational illnesses

If you have been injured in any of these ways or another way, we can help you. We are committed to helping you obtain the compensation you need to move toward healing.

FELA At 100

 

Know Your Rights And Protections By FELA

Railroad workers are not given the same protection as other workers that can obtain workers’ compensation when they are injured on the job. Instead, railroad workers are subject to the Federal Employers Liability Act, or FELA.

To obtain compensation through a FELA claim, the injured railroad worker must prove that the railroad has at least some fault in the injury that occurred. If the railroad has been negligent in any way, however, it is responsible for financial damages to be paid to the worker in proportion to the percentage of responsibility it has in the accident.

FELA claims allow injured railroad workers to acquire compensation that is usually greater than what they would obtain with regular workers’ compensation, but this does not eliminate the need for a railroad accidents attorney. These claims can still be difficult to file and result in denials. Nonetheless, a worker that receives FELA receives the following benefits:

  • Past and future medical expenses
  • Past and future lost wages
  • Past and future pain and suffering

To obtain these benefits, you can rely on our attorneys for the advice and assistance that you need to recover what you deserve. We can put our experience to work for you.

Whistleblower Protection – Federal Railroad Safety Act

Individuals working for railroad carriers are protected from retaliation for reporting potential safety or security violations.

Hunegs, LeNeave & Kvas has successfully represented railroad workers who have wrongfully suffered disciplinary action against them in violation of this protective law.  We have helped workers receive back-pay with interest and punitive damages from their employer.

Contact An Experienced Railroad Accident Attorney

Most train accidents, such as derailments, can be fatal accidents and, many times, they are the direct result of some kind of negligence. Perhaps the track was faulty or there was a mechanical problem with the train. Whatever the reason, you may be able to file a personal injury lawsuit for the damages done to you. To learn about how Hunegs, LeNeave & Kvas can help you, call the Wayzata, MN or Omaha, Nebraska offices at 612-339-4511 or 800-328-4340 to schedule a free consultation.

Union Designations

The law firm of Hunegs, LeNeave & Kvas has earned the trust and recommendation of many of the nation’s leading unions, both in the railroad industry and in other areas.
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Union designations are your assurance of skilled counsel and a commitment to aggressively pursuing your interests.

 

 

 

 

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For Insurance Needs Check Out the Link Under UTU Insurance or Click on The Follow Link:

 

Charlie Skidmore Field Representative

and He Can Get You Fixed Up With What Ever Insurance Needs You May Have.

Life Insurance

Income Replacement

Other Health

Annuities

 

  

 

 

 

IT'S NOT THE SAME

WITHOUT "U"

WE ARE THE UNION-U AND ME!

We can be more powerful than a

locomotive only through unity

COME BACK OFTEN

 

ADIOS!!