Guidelines for COVID-19 Attendance Recognition Paid Personal Leave

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

Please find a compensation plan which was agreed upon by Local 234.  We wanted to ensure that SAM was afforded the same compensation that the hourly employees were receiving.  

We at Local 290 continue to fight for hazard pay for the front line supervisors who are present every day to make sure that things run smoothly.

We hope that all of you continue to take steps to protect yourselves by practicing social distancing, wearing masks, and washing your hands frequently, and that you and your loved ones stay safe and healthy.  Please pray for the families and friends of our co-workers who have lost their lives to this pandemic.

We will continue to keep you updated as soon as we have any new information.

Fraternally yours,

Craig V. Holmes
President


Guidelines for COVID-19 Attendance Recognition Paid Personal Leave

To be eligible for the special paid leave:

  • Employee must report on-site for the entire period and not telework
  • Employee must work a 40 hour schedule for the entire period
  • Employee must have perfect attendance and actually work any given 40 hour workweek

 

An employee who meets above criteria 1 and 2 for the entire period of April 5 through May 16 can earn the following amounts of leave for each of week of perfect attendance:

  • week of April 5 – April 11   – employee earns 8 hrs for perfect attendance (note – employees schedule off for Good Friday Holiday will not be disqualified for not working Friday, April 10)
  • week of April 12 – April 18 – employee earns 8 hrs for perfect attendance
  • week of April 19 – April 25 – employee earns 4 hrs for perfect attendance
  • week of April 26 – May 2   – employee earns 4 hrs for perfect attendance
  • week of May 3 – May 9     – employee earns 4 hrs for perfect attendance
  • week of May 10 – May 16   – employee earns 4 hrs for perfect attendance

Maximum hours any employee can earn for entire April 5 through May 16 period = 32 hours

Perfect Attendance – employee worked their entire 40 hour work week and was not absent for any reason other then above refenced Good Friday Holiday on April 10, 2020

The paid leave:

  • should be recorded in separate “Covid-19 Attendance Recognition Leave” bank / spreadsheet
  • Must be used by June 30, 2021
  • May be used in blocks of no less than 4 hours
  • Must be requested by the employee no less than 48 hours in advance
  • May only be used at a time agreeable to the employee and the Authority
  • When used should be coded for pay purposes as Personal Time (Work Order #77039)
  • Once used, time should be deducted from employee’s “Covid-19 Attendance Recognition Leave” bank / spreadsheet

Union Meeting

Transport Workers Union Local 290
Mass Meeting

Sunday, June 28, 2020
12:00 Noon (Promptly)

Light of Elmwood Lodge
5026 Spruce Street
Philadelphia
(parking available)

Please let us know if you will be attending:
transport.local290@verizon.net
or leave message at 215-543-9800

Memorandum of Understanding between TWU Local 290 and SEPTA

(Standing left to right – Mike Liberi, SEPTA Chief Officer, Transportation; Joe Brennan, SEPTA Chief Officer, Maintenance Operations; Chad Cuneo, SEPTA Director, Labor Relations; Sue Sanderson, SEPTA Labor Relations Manager; George Booker, Recording Secretary, TWU Local 290 – seated left to right – Craig Holmes, President, TWU Local 290; Melody Allen, Vice President, TWU Local 290)

On December 18, 2019 an updated Memorandum of Understanding between TWU Local 290 and SEPTA was agreed to and signed.  The Memorandum of Understanding is mainly comprised of SEPTA policy, but we were able to negotiate picking rights for bus maintenance managers.

Local 290 is always fighting for its members.  The new MOU is being printed and will be sent out to our members.

Local 290 Section Officers

Section Officers      
Leon Vaughn Subway/El 610-272-2211 vcways@comcast.net
Ivette Black Dispatcher, Frontier 610-662-7965 ladyblk@verizon.net
Wilgins Butler Trans. Dispatcher

Midvale

215-868-7843 thehaitianlover@comcast.net
Tracey Pendleton Surface Transportation 215-778-4672 Booper72@msn.com
Wenton Larke Trans. Dispatcher

Callowhill

215-847-3468 wentonlarke@yahoo.com
Michael Meighan Transportation Manager 484-437-4332 meighan6@yahoo.com
Ericka Deeds Station Dispatcher 267-575-9057 edeeds9891@gmail.com
Marquita Walker CCT 215-439-4771 kettah625@yahoo.com
Charles Jenkins Supervision 215-385-1761 humpsboy@msn.com
Anthony Oliver Revenue 215-669-2124 aoliver617@gmail.com
James Kolb Maintenance 267-349-9411 septamgr@gmail.com
Veronica Jerry District Dispatcher 267-549-8497 philaveronica@comcast.net
Stephen Mangum Revenue 215-688-6257 Smangum377@gmail.com

Local 290 Events Committee

We would like to welcome Local 290’s new Events Committee:  Harvey Talley, Ericka Deeds, Denise White, Tony Mobley, Marquita Walker, Nadine Duncan, and Veronica Jerry.

They will be planning a holiday party and other events for our members.  Please check the website for information on upcoming events.