Meal Allowance - 12/28/2009



Effective January 1, 2010, the meal allowance provided for in Article II, Section 2 of the June 25, 1964 National Agreement, as amended, shall be increased by $2.00.


Health & Welfare - 11/5/2009

Health & Welfare - Cost Shairng Increase.  The health and welfare provisions of the national railroad agreement, health care insurance cost contributions rise beginning Jan. 1, 2010 from the current $170.96 per month to $200 monthly, owing to increases in health care costs under the plan.

The carrier monthly payment rate for other than on-duty injury health care insurance also will rise Jan. 1, from $1073.76 per employee per month to $1,273.41 per month. Carriers pay 100 percent of the plan’s administration costs.

The 15 percent of health care insurance costs for medical, dental and vision benefits paid by employees in 2010 will reach the 2010 monthly cap on employee health care insurance contributions. Without that cap, employee costs per month would be higher in 2010.

Owing to the rise in health care costs nationwide, the national rail plan's health care costs will rise by 18.8 percent in 2010 compared with 2009, while costs of the dental plan will rise by 1.8 percent, and the vision plan by 2.5 percent.




We are the United Transportation Union (UTU) General Committee 009, headquartered in Kansas City, Missouri. We are a broad-based, transportation labor union representing 2,000 + active members.


General Committee of Adjustment GO-009 of the United Transportation Union (UTU) represents Conductors, Brakemen and Yardmen from the former Atchison Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company (ATSF), now the Burlington Northern & Santa Fe Railway Company (BNSF).


GO-009’s jurisdiction; starting in the east at Chicago, IL (Corwith Yard) and as far west as Provo, UT. 


There are 17 Locals within the jurisdiction of GO-009 –


0009 – Slaton/Lubbock, TX

0094 – Kansas City, Emporia and Topeka, KS

0412 – Kansas City, KS

0445 – Fort Madison, IA/Joliet & Galesburg, IL

0464 – Arkansas City, KS

0477 – Newton, Hutchinson, Dodge City & Wichita, KS

0500 – Grand Junction, CO

0643 – Fort Madison, IA (Kahoka, MO)

0794 – Wellington, KS

0945 – La Junta, Denver & Pueblo, CO

1168 – Clovis, NM

1188 – Oklahoma City, OK

1313 – Amarillo, TX

1494 – Chicago, IL

1532 – Kansas City, KS

1571 – El Paso, TX

1687 – Albuquerque & Belen, NM