Wes Moore

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ATTENDANCE, AVAILABILITY & ABSENTEEISM POLICIES
Source Text for Power Point Presentation – 2013 IWC & SWM LC Workshops

Preface:
Attendance, availability and/or absenteeism policies are designed to minimize the unit expense of maintaining the operating workforce. They exist in a variety of iterations, but common to them all is the arbitrary identification of employees who exceed certain unilaterally established metrics for availability, attendance and/or absenteeism. They are blind to mitigation(s), and are classically applied in a mechanistic, formulaic fashion by supervisors who are required to manage by rote and not allowed to evaluate employees on an individual basis. Thus, these policies frequently drive disciplinary decisions that are not supported by just cause and are reversed in labor arbitration for that reason.

Background:
While carriers have the right to establish policies as part of their managerial prerogative, those policies do not rise to the level of Schedule Agreements, and cannot conflict with them. Unfortunately, this principle offers little real time comfort to the employee faced with the immediate application of the policy, who will have to wait for possible vindication in arbitration. When employees report for work and read some new attendance, availability or absenteeism policy bulletin, they tend to equate it with the Schedule Agreement, and may even speculate that the Union consented to it, or somehow “gave something else away.”

When these policies first started to appear fifteen years ago, attempts were made to have them declared invalid on their face. In the case of the BNSF, litigation over this issue led to a 1999 arbitration case involving both BLE and UTU that resulted in the “Kasher” Award, wherein the arbitrator ruled that while BNSF had the right to promulgate an availability policy, issues involving its potential…...

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