The next meeting is on January, 13th, 2016.

9am at Saints Ave Cafe, Boone IA.

PL days - 1/2/2016

We have tentative PL and Single day vacation usage agreement. You will be able to schedule iyour pl and lv days from 48 hours to 120 days in advance.  Once they are approved they will not be able to take them from you. This does not effect the current process for getting a PL or LV day.  I will discuss this at the meeting on the 13th. 

Phone Tree - 11/16/2015

The phone tree has been completed.  You should start receiving txt messages about important union informattion, and meetings. 


If you are furloughed or on the AWTS board you need to call the RRB and apply for unemployment benefits.

You may qualify for benefits even if you are getting a check from the railroad.

You May Qualify For 3 Days Unemployment A Week

It can also help you fulfill the waiting period.

Location Federal Building, Room 921
210 Walnut Street
Des Moines, IA 50309-2116
Hours 9:00 AM THRU 3:30 PM
Monday through Friday except Federal Holidays
Telephone (515) 284-4344
Fax (515) 284-4616

Rail sickness benefits now available online - 11/4/2015

 Rail sickness benefits now available online


 Rail workers may now file biweekly claims for railroad sickness benefits directly online with the Railroad Retirement Board.


The agency said rail workers may now access this online service at by clicking on "Benefit Online Services."


The RRB implemented a similar system for unemployment benefits in 2004.


First-time users must request a password request code (PRC), which they will receive by regular mail within 10 days. Those who have already established online accounts do not need to do so again.


Railroad employees who miss work due to illness or injury will still have to file a paper form that serves as their initial application for sickness benefits. Once the application is received, they will continue to receive paper-based claim forms, generally for specific 2-week periods, by regular mail.


However, they now have the option of filing the claims online in order to expedite processing and payment.


Vacation Grouping - 11/4/2015

I will be posting the vacation grouping for Boone on Wednesday after the meeting.  This is a tentative grouping, and some changes may be needed.  Please look at it and if you have any questions, let me know.  Vacation bidding will not start until November 11.


Welcome to the website for Local 0329

Happy New Year!!!



The next meeting date is

Wednesday, January, 13 2016, at Saints Ave Cafe at 9:00 AM.


If you are in town, Please join us!!












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