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 replace all clothing, glasses, hearing aids,
and/or dentures not covered by Company insurance or Workers’
Compensation which are destroyed or damaged in a wreck
or fire with Company equipment. The Employer has the right
to establish and maintain reasonable standards for wearing
apparel and personal grooming.

No more than once a year, the union may request the Company
to review alternate types of uniform items, specific to the job
requirements of the work area. The Company will consider the
request, but has the sole discretion as to whether a change is
made. The Company agrees not to be capricious in making the
decision. Uniforms will continue to be issued on a replacement
basis only, subject to immediate supervisory approval; except
for issues to new employees. If the Company determines to
repair a uniform returned for replacement, any such repair will
be at Company expense.

The Union may request a review of cold weather gear to
determine the appropriateness. The Company will consider the
request but has the sole discretion as to whether a change is to
be made. The Company agrees not to be capricious in making
the decision.

The Company and Union will form a joint committee with three
(3) representatives each designated by the Company and the
Union. The committee will work together over the first 6 months
of 2014 to achieve an on-line Company uniform issue and
replacement process.

The goal of the committee will be to create an on-line process
that when implemented will allow employees to order their initial
issue and replacement of approved uniforms.

The committee will study and evaluate the on-line uniform
procurement program under consideration by UIL. The current
practice of issuance will remain the same until such change is
eventually agreed.