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 work of a
necessary or emergency nature is to be performed. Employees
will continue to receive two and one-half (2.5) floating holidays.
Vacant holiday shifts in the Customer Service Department
shall be covered by the holiday shift coverage schedule as
determined in January of each year.

SECTION 2. When any of the holidays in Section 1 occur on
Saturday, such holidays will be observed on the preceding
Friday, except for shift employees whose assigned schedule
includes Saturday, in which case Saturday will be the observed
holiday for these shift employees. An employee who works
either Friday or Saturday or both will be paid at the rate of
time and one-half (1½) for the hours worked on these days.
When any of the holidays in Section 1 occur on Sunday, such
holidays will be observed on the following Monday except for
shift employees whose assigned schedule includes Sunday,
in which case Sunday will be the observed holiday for these
employees. An employee who works either Sunday or Monday
or both will be paid at the rate of time and one-half (1 ½) for the
hours worked on these days. When a holiday falls outside an
employee’s normally scheduled work week, the employee at
his/her discretion will receive scheduled holiday pay or will be
allowed to observe that holiday in the form of a Floating Holiday.
Other provisions of Section 4, 5, and 6 shall apply in the usual
manner for the day observed by the employee.

SECTION 3. All employees to whom this contract applies
shall be paid for holidays at the regular rate of pay for such
employees when no work is performed. Employees who are on
active discipline for attendance must work the day before and
after the holiday to receive holiday pay. The number of hours
in the normal day will be allowed and such hours, if within the
regularly scheduled work week, shall accumulate toward weekly
overtime.

SECTION 4. An employee required to work on any holiday in
his/her regularly scheduled work week shall be paid at one and
one-half (1½) times his/her regular rate of pay for the hours
worked on such holiday in addition to the pay allowance for such
holiday. Easter Sunday, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day
shall be paid at two (2) times the regular rate of pay. Any time
worked beyond eight (8) hours on a holiday shall be paid at a
rate of two and one-half (2½) times the employee’s hourly rate.

SECTION 5. When an employee is called upon to work on any
of the holidays covered in Article V, Section 1, when the same
shall not fall within the employee’s regularly scheduled work
week, he/she shall be paid at two and one-half (2½) times
his/her straight time rate of pay for the hours worked.

SECTION 6. When, because of an emergency call, an employee is
required to work on a holiday, in addition to the employee’s holiday
pay, he/she shall receive as compensation a minimum of two (2)
hours at two and one-half (2½) times his/her straight time rate.

SECTION 7. All employees to whom this contract applies will
receive two and a half (2.5) Floating Holidays each year. Each
Department will post vacation staffing requirements in January.
The employee must give the Company a minimum of seven
(7) calendar days notice prior to the Floating Holiday, and
the day must be mutually agreed upon. The Company will
respond before the close of business the next regular working
day. Provided an employee has given fourteen (14) calendar
days notice, a Floating Holiday can only be denied if previously
scheduled vacation weeks and/or days have reduced staffing
levels below previously established minimums. All refusals of
requests will include the reason for the refusal. The Company
will not be arbitrary or capricious in refusing, and any arbitrary
refusals will be subject to the grievance procedure. Upon
refusal, the employee may resubmit an alternate date and reply
will be given as provided above.

SECTION 8. All employees to whom this contract applies will
receive one day off either on the day of the birth of their child or
the day they bring their spouse /child home from the hospital.