CNG Union Agreement 2013-2018-page-0
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CNG Union Agreement 2013-2018

ARTICLE I - Scope of Agreement

ARTICLE I Scope of Agreement SECTION 1. The execution of this Agreement on the part of the Employer, shall cover all employees of the Employer, represented by the Union at the time of certification of the National Labor Relations Board. The operations covered by this Agreement shall constitute a single bargaining unit. SECTION 2. Employees...

ARTICLE II - Membership, Security, and Check-off

ARTICLE II Membership, Security, and Check-off SECTION 1. It shall be a condition of employment that all employees of the Employer covered by this Agreement, who are members of the Union in good standing on the effective or execution date of this Agreement, shall remain in good standing. It also shall be a condition of...

ARTICLE III - Hours & Wages

ARTICLE III Hours & Wages SECTION 1. The normal work week shall consist of five (5) consecutive days of eight (8) consecutive hours in each day, except for time scheduled for lunch period and two (2) fifteen (15) minute breaks. A working day (for purposes of giving notice) is Monday through Friday where the employee...

ARTICLE IV - Vacations

ARTICLE IV Vacations SECTION 1. All employees of the Company to whom this contract applies who shall have completed six (6) months of continuous service between April 1 and November 1 shall receive one (1) week vacation with pay. SECTION 2. All employees of the Company to whom this contract applies who shall have completed...

ARTICLE V Holidays

ARTICLE V Holidays SECTION 1. The following holidays will be observed: • New Year’s Day • Martin Luther King’s Birthday • President’s Day • Memorial Day • Independence Day • Labor Day • Thanksgiving Day • Friday after Thanksgiving • Christmas Eve Day • Christmas Day These holidays are to be strictly observed, and only...

ARTICLE VI - Seniority and Promotions

ARTICLE VI Seniority and Promotions SECTION 1. Seniority, as used herein, is defined as the status accruing from the date of last hiring by the Company. New employees shall be regarded as probationary employees until they have been in the employ of the Company for six (6) months during which time they will have no...

ARTICLE VII - Negotiations, Grievances and Arbitrations

ARTICLE VII Negotiations, Grievances and Arbitrations SECTION 1. The Company and the Union recognize the mutual benefits of working toward a prompt resolution of disputes which may arise from time to time out of this Agreement. The Company recognizes the right of the Union to designate a steward. The steward has authority to investigate and...

ARTICLE VIII - Strikes and Lockouts

ARTICLE VIII Strikes and Lockouts SECTION 1. The Company agrees that during the life of this Agreement there will be no lockouts. The Union agrees, collectively and individually for its members, that there will be no strikes during the life of this Agreement. SECTION 2. In further consideration of the mutual promises contained herein the...

ARTICLE IX - Safety and Health

ARTICLE IX Safety and Health SECTION 1. The Company recognizes its obligation to provide a safe and healthful working environment for employees. The Company also recognizes its obligation to cooperate with the Union in maintaining and improving a safe and healthful working environment. The parties agree to use their best efforts to achieve these objectives....

ARTICLE X - Protection of Rights

ARTICLE X Protection of Rights SECTION 1. It shall not be a violation of this Agreement, and it shall not be cause for discharge or disciplinary action in the event an employee refuses to enter upon any property involved in a primary labor dispute, or refuses to go through or work behind any primary picket...

ARTICLE XI - Notification

ARTICLE XI Notification Employees who find it necessary to be absent from work for illness or injury, or any other unscheduled reason, shall notify the Company prior to the start of each of their shifts. In January of each year, each Department will post the person to be notified. The absent employee must contact the...

ARTICLE XII - Sickness, Disability, and Other Allowed Time

ARTICLE XII Sickness, Disability, and Other Allowed Time SECTION 1. Employees will be paid full time at their basic rates while off duty because of sickness or accident not covered by Workers’ Compensation Act, as follows: CONTINUOUS SERVICE PERIOD Less than 6 months None 6 months to 1 year 8 weeks ½ pay* 1 year...

ARTICLE XIII - Group Life, Hospitalization Insurance, Retirement Plan and Employee Savings Plan

ARTICLE XIII Group Life, Hospitalization Insurance, Retirement Plan and Employee Savings Plan SECTION 1. The benefits applicable to employees under the group life, group medical (including prescription) plans in effect at this date will be continued for all employees, including those on Workers’ Compensation, during the term of this Agreement. Pre-Medicare eligible retirees, who retire...

ARTICLE XIV - Working Agreement

ARTICLE XIV Working Agreement SECTION 1. The Company will pay one and one-half (1 ½ ) times the employee’s basic rate while engaged in working from a suspended scaffolding or boatswain chair. SECTION 2. The Company agrees that no employee on the payroll as of 12/1/2011 will be laid off for lack of work during...

ARTICLE XV - Subcontracting

ARTICLE XV Subcontracting SECTION 1. For the purpose of preserving work and job opportunities for the employees covered by this agreement, the Employer agrees that no work or service of the kind, nature, or type covered by, presently performed, or hereafter assigned to the collective bargaining unit will be subcontracted, transferred, leased, assigned, or conveyed...

ARTICLE XVI - Uniforms

ARTICLE XVI Uniforms The Employer agrees that if any employee is required to wear any kind of uniform as a condition of his/her continued employment, such uniform shall be furnished (parka and vest will be cleaned once a year) by the Employer, free of charge, at the standard required by the Employer. The Employer shall...

ARTICLE XVII - Efficiency and Productivity

ARTICLE XVII Efficiency and Productivity The objective of this provision is to relate adjustments in wages and benefits in future negotiations to a corresponding increase in work productivity resulting from the collective efforts of all employees and the Company. The future of each employee and the Company as a whole is dependent upon continually improving...

ARTICLE XVIII - Maintenance of Standards

ARTICLE XVIII Maintenance of Standards SECTION 1. It is the Company’s intention to continue its past practices with respect to employee benefits that are not expressed in the contract. Should the Company contemplate diminution of any such employee benefits affecting bargaining unit employees, the matter will be discussed with the Union in advance of the...

ARTICLE XX - Term of Agreement

ARTICLE XX Term of Agreement This Agreement shall be and remain in full force and effect until 12:00 midnight November 30, 2018 and thereafter for successive periods of one year, unless either party hereto on or before the sixtieth (60) calendar day next preceding the terminal date shall notify the other party hereto in writing...

Index

INDEX ARTICLE/SECTION 30 minutes to report to work III.4 Absence Notification XI Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance XIII.2 Appeal to the grievance procedure fifteen (15) days I.5 Arbitration procedure VII.3d Automatic progression III.3 Bail/compensation in connection with faithful discharge of duties IX.5 Basis for advancement VI.5 Bidding to higher pay classification Minimum $.25 increase III.10A...