Grievance Report

GRIEVANCE REPORT

APRIL/MAY- 2016  (AND REMAINDER OF 2015 GRIEVANCES)

Kiski

  1. 110-16-001 – Kiski – Was not called at end of six hour break to relieve AWP flaggers. Six hour break ended at 1530 – 1/27/16.

Answer:  An attempt was made to relieve the flaggers and employees in the shop at the end of the day were asked and refused.  Time records indicate that neither grievant was on rest on 1/27/16.  There is no violation of the agreement and the grievance is denied. (STEP 2)

  1. 110-16-002 – Kiski – Rick Rapp – No gas call at 3:00 pm. Was not asked to work and lower seniority leader sent to call.

Answer:  The Company will direct pay Rick 1.5 hours at 1.5 times his regular rate. (RESOLVED)

  1. 110-16-003 – Kiski –  Wayne Shannon – Dispatch didn’t run fitter list for third man on callout.  Went to auxiliary list.

Answer: The Company will direct pay Wayne for the hours missed. (RESOLVED)

4. 110-16-004 – Kiski – Harry Graham – Callout went to Valley Shop and this call was a Kiski call out for 11 Apple Rd, Spring Church.

Answer:  There is no violation of the agreement.  The call came in from 911 and based on the information provided the operations center dispatched an employee from Valley. Grievance denied.    (STEP 2)

5.  110-16-005 – Kiski – Wayne Shannon – Skipped on call out list on 3/26/16.

Answer:  The call out record shows that Wayne was called and a message received that voice mail was not setup. There was no violation of the agreement and the grievance is denied.   (WITHDRAWN)

2015 Responses:

  1. 110-15-011 – Kiski – Gary Beale skipped on call out on 7-21-15.

Answer:  Gary will be direct paid for 7 hours and 15 minutes at 1.5 times his regular rate. (RESOLVED)

  1. 110-15-013 – Kiski – Brandon Lott – Pitt Street locator was called to Kiski area by dispatch on extended day overtime on emergency one call due at 0800 next morning. Brandon was instructed previously not to work overtime on emergency due the next day.

Answer:  There was no violation of the agreement and the grievance is denied.  (STEP 2)

  1. 110-15-014 – Kiski – TWP set vents over 2 Verizon pits on 909(bottom of Coxcomb hill) in Kiski’s area.

Answer:  There was no violation of the agreement.  Based on the information that was available the operations center dispatched the correct people. Grievance denied.  (STEP 2)

  1. 110-15-015 – Kiski – When call out goes to next shop for call outs they are starting at the top of the list.  Past practice has been pick-up where rotation left off.

Answer:  There was no violation of the agreement and the grievance is denied.  ( STEP 2)

  1. 110-15-018 – Kiski – Richard Rapp – Skipped on callout on 11/26/15.  Lost 4 hours.

Answer:  There is no violation of the agreement and the grievance is denied.  Rick took the last call for fitter leader on 11/15/15 and the last backup fitter operator call on 10/24/15.  The lists had not made it back to Rick in the rotation.   (RESOLVED)

VALLEY:

  1. 122-16-001-Valley- Was dispatched to inspect producer meter and upon arrival TWP crew was onsite changing check valve.

Answer: The Company will consider the union’s input with regard to efficiently assigning the work. There is an operational need to use employees across territories and this does not violate the labor agreement. (RESOLVED)

  1. 122-16-002-Valley- Billy Henry skipped on callout list.

Answer: The Company will direct pay Billy for 6 hours at 1.5 times his straight time rate. (RESOLVED) 

  1. 122-16-003-Valley- Dan Falgione was skipped on 2/13 and 2/14 for back up Fitter Leader. Was told by dispatch I could not lead.

Answer: The grievance is denied with regard to the 2/13/16 call out because the call never made it to Dan’s position on the list therefore he was not skipped on this date. On 2/14/16, Dan accepted the callout for a fitter operator and was skipped for the fitter leader callout and therefore is owed the upgrade to fitter leader. (RESOLVED)

2015 Grievances:

  1. 122-15-008– Valley- Billy Henry skipped on callout on 6/11/15.

Answer: The callout roster indicates that Billy was called. There is no violation of the agreement. (STEP 2) 

  1. 122-15-009-Valley- Billy Henry skipped on callout 6/16/15.

Answer: There was no violation of the agreement. (STEP 2)

  1. 122-15-010-Valley- Eric Conner was not offered OT to flag on Saturday 7/25/15.

Answer: The Company will pay Eric 7.5 hours at 1.5 times his regular rate (STEP 2)

  1. 122-15-011-Valley- Dan Falgione was missed on a callout for fitter leader on 9/15/15 because he was on list (cannot lead).

Answer: Dan Falgione will be direct paid for hours missed on callout. (RESOLVED)

  1. 122-15-012-Valley- Damage resulting in replacing mainline. Must use 3 guys when putting in mainline. Dispatch only sent 2.

Answer: There is no violation of the contract. (STEP 2)

  1. 122-15-013-Valley- Warehouseman not called when entering warehouse after hours.

Answer: There is no violation of the agreement. (STEP 2) 

  1. 122-15-014-Valley- TWP supervisor sent GM&R across boundry from Butler to work on corrector in Valley’s area to Ramer 48-1 and 48-2.

Answer: The Company did not intentionally send employees from TWP into the Valley territory. The territories are combined into one now and when there is an operational need to use employees across territories it will not violate the agreement. (RESOLVED)

  1. 122-15-016 & 017– Valley- Crew was not sent to hit mainline on Garrets Run Road until the following day.

Answer: There is no violation of the agreement. It is the company’s responsibility to decide when a crew is dispatched. The Company is researching the information the Union provided that indicated a contractor was dispatched to respond to the emergency.      (STEP 2)

  1. 122-15-018-Valley- Plumber called for turn-off. Dispatch told him we were to busy. To turn it off himself. Also the plumber, after making repairs turned gas back on and lit up before sending S.I.R.

Answer: The Company has limited control over the actions of plumbers. The expectation is that all parties will follow the Company’s standard procedures with regard to this issue. (STEP 2) 

  1. 122-15-019-Valley- Tony Gulish was skipped on fitter leader callout.

Answer: There is no violation of the agreement. (STEP 2)

STATIONS:

  1. 147-15-001-Dice Station- The PEP runs should be bid out of Dice Station. We would like to be trained and put on callout list to distribute overtime more evenly.

Answer: There is no violation of the agreement. However, the Company is drafting an operating plan for the stations and will meet with the Union in the near future to discuss the operating plan. (ABEYANCE)

  1. 123-15-002-Schmidt Station- Engineer from Girty had to start an engine because gas control could not start it remotely. Remote starting of engines is a violation of live gas.

Answer: There is no violation of the agreement. (STEP 2)

  1. 123-15-003-Arnold Station- Four months have passed and Dice repairmen have had to work in Arnold. This is not our station and 242 and the salaried techs should be running, maintaining and repairing.

Answer: There is no violation of the agreement. (WITHDRAWN)

Submitted by,

Joshua Cascone-Recording Secretary