SEMI-ANNUAL BID

In accord with the UTU contract, in March and September all open runs in the system are placed up for bid by seniority choice, regardless of Division. System shake-up – Since the eighties this procedure is no longer in effect. This consisted of placing up for bid all runs in system whether open or bid-in by an operator. The elimination of this practice helped stabilize the system and Operation’s management goal. Weekly bid – Within each Division all open runs are placed for bid by seniority choice.