If I am no longer under the bidding lock for the remainder of 2018, will I be under the lock again on 2019?
No, the bidding restrictions will not be placed on those employees again after 1/1/2019.
I top out after January 1, 2019, will I be under a bidding lock?
That will depend on if the agreement is extended. If the agreement is NOT extended, then yes, an employee who progresses to Journeyman after 1/1/2019 will be subject to the lock provisions.
I am Apprentice today but will top out as a Journeyman prior to the end of the pilot. Will I be subject to the lock if the pilot is discontinued?
No, the bidding restrictions will not be placed again on an Apprentice topping out during the pilot period if it ends on December 2018.
When will I know if this agreement is extended?
The Company and Local 1245 will meet and discuss prior to the end of 2018.
Prior to this agreement, I was under the lock and was bypassed for a job. Will I now receive an offer to the position?
The Company will not retroactively review bid lists or offer positions retroactively.
What if I was bypassed for a position due to the lock? Will I have to wait six months to be offered another position?
How does this agreement apply to Title 200/300 or Distribution/Transmission? Am I no longer under the lock if I am in Transmission?
Journeymen in Transmission Classifications are still covered by the lock provided for originally in LA 05-16 and now part of the Transmission Job Descriptions (LA 13-27). Journeymen in distribution Title 200 and GC Line classifications covered by LA 05-17 are covered by LA 18-08. Further, journeymen who are working in San Francisco and are covered by LA 14-38 (SF Retention) will continue to be covered by that agreement.
Does this impact former management employees who have come back to Journeyman positions under LA 16-17?
Employees who were in management and returned to Journeymen positions covered by LA 16-17 (New Hire 2-year lock) will also have the restrictions waived during this temporary period.
If I top out in February 2019, will I be in a lock if this Pilot is discontinued?
If I am currently an Apprentice, can I bid Apprentice job in another yard?
No, Apprentices who have not yet topped out will continue to be covered by LA 17-40 which (restricted bidding).
If I am on a Service Crew, is my lock also lifted by Letter Agreement 18-08?
Yes. The Service Crew Agreement (LA 16-44) specifically noted that LA 16-17 and LA 05-17 restrictions were waived for the purposes of bidding Service Crews. However, the Company and IBEW Local 1245 had agreed that the restrictions continued once a Journeyman reported to a Service Crew. This restriction is now also temporarily waived based upon Letter Agreement 18-08.
Do I still have to wait two years after I top out for an Electric Crew Foreman or Troubleman position?
Yes. The agreed to Job Descriptions (Contained in LA 13-27) have not changed.