Vacation Advancement

Brothers, 

 
     I have been getting several questions lately as the carrier has begun denying in some cases the ability to advance your vacation up to 3 days. 
 
     I would like to note the carrier has always had this right to deny a portion of the advancement. See below: 
 
A. All vacation weeks will be scheduled to begin on Monday. An engineer may, if
desired, advance (prior to the scheduled date) or defer (after the scheduled date)
their vacation up to (3) days subject to the following:
 
1. An engineer desiring to advance or defer their vacation must notify CMS no
less than twenty-four (24) hours prior to the day the vacation is scheduled to
commence.
 
2. The first twenty-four (24) hours of the request to advance or defer the start
date of their vacation will be granted to the engineer without restriction. The
remaining time requested by the engineer to advance or defer the start date of
their vacation will be subject to manpower considerations and the service
needs of the Carrier.
 
   I know this is new to some of you, as this is the first time I have ever heard of the carrier enacting this right, however, it is the carriers right. 
 
I hope this helps clear things up. 
 
Fraternally, 
 
Brian