UPRR Daily Conference Call 03/21
General Chairman COVID-19 Daily Conference Call 03/21/2020
Participants: All General Chairmen, EVP & CHRO, EVPO, SVP's, VP Eng & Mech, VP HDC, VP CC&S, AVP Safety, Health & Medical, AVP Supply
Eng employee did not feel well yesterday. After showing symptoms employee sent home and potentially impacted employees are self‐quarantined.
Carrier – UP got FRA approval for quick tie up, have sent that info & instructions out to employees via portal message.
Carrier – Continue to equip locomotives with bottles of disinfectant and increased enhanced cleaning at a rate of 300 locomotives per day system wide.
Carrier – Interchange locomotives, hauler crews assigned border are given disinfectant to use for their shift. GC noted issues at Brownsville and Kingsville and Eastport. Giandinoto and Keller will address
Carrier – Another 9000 bottles to use for disinfectant in the pipeline, let him know if we need any at a particular place. Locomotive teams have updated standard work to address when bottles are empty and to replenish.
Carrier – Other class 1’s are doing similar actions.
Carrier – N. Platte stable. Working hard to get disinfectant bottles distributed.
Carrier – No changes on the south. Sending various supplies to outlying points. Longview TX, Muncie KS had issues we are addressing. Uber follow up, employees should pay attention to the driver. We need to keep the option open if we have issues with van companies.
Carrier – if there is a concern with a specific Uber driver, don’t get in the vehicle and let us know.
Carrier – Supplies are in good shape. In the coming months we will see bigger water bottles because that size is more standard. Supply looking at additional orders of hand soap and to secure that supply chain independent of our Janitorial service. Verifying with hotel on cleaning protocol and food source.
Carrier – Have asked Corp Audit to independently evaluate hotels and van cleaning protocols and provide us feedback.
Carrier – have had some hotels that have closed (ex. in Las Vegas) we been successful with secondary hotels So far all locations have food for carry out available nearby.
Carrier – Pay & leave policy for COVID19 sent out. Will be posting to the web.
GC – Asked what if UP pulled from service based on consultation with H&M for prior international travel? Will they get paid if they were exposed outside of work?
Carrier – still trying to get clarification from RRB for benefit pay. UP will only pay if infected at work.