Division 442

Blocked Crossing Reporting

The FRA has a web portal by which the general public can report crossings that are being blocked for extended times.  You will be asked for several pieces of information.  The interactive map will help you locate the crossing in question, or you can get the crossing ID from the blue sign on the crossing protection device.

Remember, if you use this, you are commenting as a person of the general publc, not a railroad employee.  Be careful not to disclose any information that may compromise your job.



Engineer Vacation Change Procedure

I have received several questions about how to request changes to your assigned vacation.  I have attached a brief synopsis of the procedure.

UPRR Proposed Layoff Policy - 2/12/2020

Union Pacific has proposed the following changes to their layoff policy.  As a side note, this is a UPRR Policy, and not an agreement and is under dispute.

File attachments: 

2020 Vacation Request Form

It's time to make your vacation requests known!

I have attached a blank form for you to print and fill out.  Please get these in by December 1.  You can hand them to me or Mike, leave them in the mailbox at Dexter, or mail/hand them to me.

Also, please read the form carefully as you make your choices!

If you have any questions, call me!  573-225-3985.


Short- & Long-Term Disability Insurance and Life Insurance

Keep an eye out for a packet of information regarding the group life and disability policies for the UPC-GCA administered by Cornerstone.  This packet should arrive via U.S. Mail to the mailing address I have on file for you, and you may have already received an email alerting you to this if I have your email address.  There are changes to the policies and premiums as they have chosen a new insurance company to provide these benefits to you.

If you have any questions, call Bill Spiecker (573-225-3985) or email [email protected]

Personal Pretective Equipment

New way to get your PPE stuff (earplugs, gloves, etc.).  Goes into effect October 1, 2017.  We will be locked out of the vending machines in the yard offices November 1, 2017.

File attachments: 

St. Louis Hub Yard Office Addresses


ALTON & SOUTHERN 1000 South 22nd Street
East St. Louis, IL  62207
BISMARCK 916 West Main Street
Bismarck, MO  63624
BLOOMINGTON 811 West Chestnut
Bloomington, IL  61701
CHESTER 51 Water Street
Chester, IL 62233
DEXTER 15399 County Road 527
Bloomfield, MO 63825
DUPO 3412 Carondelet Avenue
Dupo, IL 62239
ILLMO 101 State St
Scott City, MO 63780
JEFFERSON CITY 301 State Street
Jefferson City, MO  65101
JOLIET 3000 Centerpoint Way
Joliet, IL 60436
JONESBORO 100 S Madison
Jonesboro, AR 72403
LESPERANCE STREET 104 Carroll Street
St. Louis, MO 63104
MADISON (TRRA) 1201 McKinley Avenue
Venice, Illinois 62090
MADISON (UPRR) 1848 Wayne Lanter Avenue
Madison, IL 62060
MALDEN 307 South Madison St
Malden, MO 63863
MT. VERNON 600 Rackaway
Mount Vernon, IL  62864
PADUCAH Thrifty Inn
5002 Hinkleville Rd
Paducah, KY 42001
PARAGOULD 400 West Baldwin Street
Paragould, AR 72450
POPLAR BLUFF 999 South Broadway
Poplar Bluff, MO  63901
SALEM 853 Edgewood Road
Salem, IL 62881
SOUTH PEKIN 101 South Main Street
South Pekin, IL  61564
STE. GENEVIEVE 1017 North Main Street
Ste. Genevieve, MO  63670
VILLA GROVE 101 Railroad Street
Villa Grove, IL  61956
WANN 301 Rueter Road
Wood River, IL 62095

Ft. Madison/Kansas City-St. Louis Issues

Brothers and Sisters,

I have received several calls and read various emails related to the Ft. Madison run and a supposed run from KC-StL and I will address those now.
Ft Madison:  It does appear from what we have seen that the Carrier is moving trains from the Ft. Madison run to other areas.  I have specifically asked the Carrier if their intention is to eliminate this run and have been told no.  I think the reality of the train movements speak for themselves, the UP wants to eliminate the payments to the BNSF.  We are looking into to our options at this time.
KC-St.L:  The Carrier has wanted this run for decades, and they mention it often but nothing has changed in the BLET's position and the BLET has not agreed to this run.
In Solidarity


Division 442 Union Meeting Time & Location

2nd Thursday of each month at 10:00 AM.
Teamsters’ Office
1131 North Kingshighway
Suite 2D
Cape Girardeau, MO