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Louisville and United Parcel Service

Supplemental Agreement to the National Master

United Parcel Service Agreement

 

For The Period August 1, 2013

Thru July 31, 2018

 

PREAMBLE 

The purpose of the Agreement is in the mutual interest of the employer and of the employees, to provide for the operation of the services of the Employer under methods which will further, to the fullest extent possible, the safety and the efficiency of the operation, and the continuation of employment under proper compensation and reasonable working conditions. It is recognized by this Agreement to be the duty of the Employer, the Union and the employees, to cooperate both individually and collectively for the advancement of that purpose. This Agreement continues to be recognized as an “existing Agreement” in the accordance with applicable National Master Article language.

Where applicable, all other provisions of the National Master, including the duration and relevant provisions of the Central Region of Teamsters Supplemental Agreement shall apply to Air Operations employees.

ARTICLE I SENIORITY

Section A

Air Operations employees shall be identified in accordance with one of the following:

Next Day Air Part-Time

2nd Day Air Part-Time

Container Repair Full-Time

AMDC Full-Time

Dolly Repair Full-Time

Fueling Full-Time

Utility Repair Full-Time

Air Cargo Full-Time

Ground Support Equipment Powered Mechanics Full-Time

Air District Maintenance Full-Time

Section B.

Effective July 31, 1997, all Ground Equipment Support Mechanics and Air District Maintenance employees shall be covered by the Louisville Air Operations Supplement.

Section C.

After obtaining seniority, pre-seniority missorts and attendance occurrences will not be part of the employee’s record for disciplinary purposes.

ARTICLE II – WORK WEEK

Section A.

The work week for Air District employees shall be Sunday through Saturday and consist of any five (5) consecutive days in a seven (7) day period, except during December, and during any week in conjunction with the celebration of a holiday recognized by this Agreement. The work week for part-time employees hired after July 31, 2000, and for full-time employees hired after July 31, 1997 will consist of any combination up to five (5) days in a seven (7) day period. Work performed on an employee’s sixth (6th) day will be paid at time and one half, and work performed on an employee’s seventh (7th) day will be paid at double time.

Employees who work a four (4) day, ten (10) hour shift workweek will receive time-and-one-half for work performed on their fifth (5th) workday and double time for work performed on their sixth (6th) and seventh (7th) workdays.

Overtime and double-time will only be paid during the established work week.

The normal workday for 2nd Day employees shall have start times between 6:00 a.m. and 5:59 p.m. The normal workday for 1 Day employees shall have start times between 6:00 p.m. and 5:59 a.m. and shall be considered the sort date.

Section B.

Employees with a three (3) hour guarantee will be paid time and one-half for all hours worked over five (5) hours in a twenty-four (24) hour period.

Section C.

Should a need develop in the Air Operation due to a one (1) or two (2) day(s) –a-week imbalance of regularly scheduled work, the Employer may hire employees for such limited work weeks. However, prior to implementation, the Employer will meet with the Local Union to agree on appropriate shifts, benefits and seniority provisions.

Section D.

Part-time employees shall be entitled to a three (3) hour daily guarantee. Employees agreeing to work a double shift on a given day shall be entitled to a three (3) hour guarantee for each shift. This guarantee applies on all holidays worked. This guarantee may be broken by mutual consent provided the employees acknowledge such with the appropriate code on the back of their time card and signs same. Part-time employees arriving to work after their scheduled start time, if put to work, shall forfeit their daily guarantee. For purposes of pay, the holiday shall be defined as the day the holiday is nationally observed.

Section E.

Start times may be adjusted with notification prior to the employees reporting for work, to coincide with the arrival and departure of parcel and/or planes.

Section F.

Full-time employee’s start times must be posted by Friday of the preceding work week. Except in December and during any week in conjunction with the celebration of a holiday recognized by this agreement, start times within a week can be changed in conjunction with the operation but cannot vary by more than two (2) hours either way from the scheduled start time of the first (1st) scheduled work day of the work week unless mutually agreed to by both parties.

ARTICLE III – WORK ASSIGNMENTS

Section A.

For the purposes of daily assignments, employees will work from one of twenty-six (26) list below, which will be separately maintained for full-time and part-time.

Next Day Air Hub

Second Day Air Hub

Next Day Air Marshalling

Second Day Air Marshalling

Dolly Repair

AM Housekeeping

PM Housekeeping

AMDC

Utility Repair

Next Day Air International

Second Day Air International

Import

Next Day Air Cargo

Second Day Air Cargo

Next Day Air Shift

Second Day Air Shift

Next Day Air Fueling

Second Day Air Fueling

Next Day Air Wing A, B, C, etc.

Second Day Air Wing A, B, C, etc.

Next Day Air Ramp 1, 2, 3, etc.

Second Day Air Ramp 1, 2, 3, etc.

Porter/Helper

H2K Core

Belt Maintenance, Belt Maintenance Part-time (not to exceed 15% number of full-time)

Ground Support Mechanic Part-time (not to exceed 15% number of full-time)

New equipment or technological change shall be covered under Article 6 Sections 3 and 4 of the National Master Agreement as applicable.

Section B.

Excluding Peak Season (November –December), prime vacation (May-August), and Section F of this Article, part-time employees with one (1) year or more seniority will be allowed to move from part-time job to part-time job on a minimum of 50 percent of available openings, by seniority and written request, to be limited to two (2) moves per year. Six hour jobs will only be filled by current part-time employees from the existing six hour transfer lists and not hired from the outside. If the employee is awarded a position and does not accept the position, it will count as an awarded-transfer in reference to the above stated two (2) moves per year. Employees will be allowed five working days to disqualify after assignment to a new position.

The Company shall fill the following part-time jobs: Marshalling, Fueling, PSC, Inbound ramp, AM Housekeeping, GSE Pre-trip, and ULD Control from the existing transfer lists. If the position is not filled after being offered to at least five (5) employees, the Company may fill the position from the outside.

Section C.  

Daily extra work, including overtime, shall be offered in seniority order within the lists and work area to those who are qualified, present, and available. If not enough employees volunteer to stay, employees will be required to work in reverse order of seniority.

Double shift opportunities, of less than eight hours, will be open to full time Combination employees, by Company seniority. These employees shall have a three hour guarantee. Provided that an employee completes their bid workweek, the first day of work outside the bid workweek will be paid at the rate of time and one half and everyday thereafter shall be paid at the double time rate. In addition, daily double shifts shall be offered by company seniority. Employees will be put to work according to the agreed to double shift guidelines dated 9/28/04. Overtime and double time will only be paid during the established workweek.

The above language shall not apply to AMDC, GSE or Belt Maintenance.

Section D.

The Company agrees to a one time opportunity for 10% within each mandatory group to be exempt from de-ice. The 10% will be determined by seniority. The offering of this one time opportunity will take place after the current (2007, 2008) deice season is concluded. It is understood that all future vacancies within the mandatory groups will be required to de-ice as part of their bid.

In those instances where the Employer does its on de-icing, it shall use, among other, the dolly, utility and container repair employees. When any of these full-time employees are called into work they shall be guaranteed a minimum of four (4) hours at the applicable rate of pay or such call in. It is understood that if a “call-in” is required to perform this work, qualified full-time employees shall be called in before any part-time employees.

In those instances where the Employer does its own De-icing, the Company shall use the following employees (MANDATORY), first:

Night De-ice Operations                                             Day De-ice Operations

FT GSE non-powered Employees                              FT Ramp/Wing Employees

FT Container Repair Employees                                 FT GSE non-powered Employees

FT Housekeeping/Hub Employees                             FT Container Repair Employees

H2K Housekeeping Employees

Grade Lane Housekeeping Employees

Ramp/Wing Setup Employees

 

If the mandatory list is changed (due to district reassignment, work shift change, etc.) other mandatory areas can/will be added at the discretion of the Company, after discussing with the Union. Employees that work in the mandatory area must/will work in the de-ice operation. Any employees that transfer to these mandatory areas must understand that de-ice is part of job responsibility.

Other FT and PT employees can De-ice/Train on a voluntary basis. However, the De-ice management team will determine which operations will require volunteers.

If a De-ice operation needs additional staffing, the “call-in” list from the other operations will be used to supplement the De-ice operation.

It is understood that Full-time employees will be called in for additional work first; Full-time employees will be guaranteed a minimum of four (4) hours at the applicable rate of pay for such a call in.

Weekend De-icing is voluntary and is limited to employees that work that particular shift. If the operation does not get enough volunteers, the total “call-in” list will be used to staff the operation, beginning with Full-time employees. The total call in list refers to a combination of both night and day de-ice employees.

Section E.

All employees operating UPS power equipment must have a valid driver’s license. Employees losing their license will be offered work in a non-driving area until their license is restored.

Section F.

Movement of employees between shifts (Next Day Air and Second Day Air) on a limited basis shall be controlled by the labor manager so as not to interfere with the operation of the business. There shall be no movement in November and December or during the vacation hire period.

Section G.

Paid ten (10) minute rest period provisions shall apply to all Louisville Air Operation employees. The administration of this provision may differ between the Next Day Air Operation and the Second Day Air Operation.

ARTICLE IV-FULL TIME POSITIONS

Section A.

The Employer agrees that in filling permanent full-time driver jobs in the Ashbottom building one (1) out of five (5) will be offered by seniority to all Air District Employees provided they meet the same requirements as applicants for the job. These jobs will be awarded in seniority order to those employees who have requested in writing to be considered for full-time driving.

Section B. 

The employee awarded the driving job must complete a thirty (30) working day training period. Employees who fail to qualify will return to their previous job and will not be considered for driving for at least one (1) year. An employee who fails to qualify on their second (2nd) attempt, shall not be allowed to bid for another three (3) years. Employees who disqualify themselves on their first (1st) attempt will not be allowed to bid for two (2) years. Air Operation employees successfully transferring to a driver job in the Kentucky district will be considered as a newly-hired, full-time employee and will be added to the appropriate seniority list. Their seniority date shall be in accordance with the Central Conference of Teamsters Supplemental Agreement.

Section C.

Full-time employees may be awarded two bids per year (including bids within their classification). If an employee is awarded a position and does not accept the position, it will count as an awarded job in reference to the above stated two moves. Also, anyone that is awarded a bid and is disqualified, either by management or themselves, will be considered having an awarded position in reference to the above stated two moves.

After the original move and three (3) others by full-time employees, subsequent full-time opening shall be made available in seniority order to the most senior part-time employee desiring to become full-time.

Section D.

If a bid job is vacated, the company will bid the job as it was bid previously, except for legitimate operational needs. The company maintains the right to determine whether the job needs to be filled.

A newly promoted full-time employee must stay in their original bid classification for a six-month period, except in the case of newly created full-time jobs.

Employees bidding a full-time position will be subject to a thirty (30) day qualification period. Full-time employees will have ten (10) working days to disqualify themselves. If an employee is disqualified from a bid job the opening shall go to the next person on the bid sheet.

Any full-time air employee who successfully completes the GSE or Belt Maintenance Skills Inventory shall work under a six (6) month qualifying period. After qualifying the employee will begin an eighteen (18) month progression. All progression increases will be based on the top rate in GSE at the time of the increase. After completing the qualifying period the employee shall go to one hundred percent (100%) of the current GSE rate. For vacation purposes, the employee shall receive credit equal to their company seniority and employees’ seniority will end tail on GSE and Air District Maintenance Seniority list.

The annual bid for all GSE and Air District Belt Maintenance mechanics will be posted prior to January 15 of each year, selected by January 31, and assigned by February 15.

Section E.

Part-time air employees successfully transferring to a full-time air jobs will be considered as newly hired full-time employees and will be added to the appropriate seniority list. Their seniority date will be the day of transfer. For vacation purposes, the employee shall receive credit equal to all time worked as a part-time employee and will have the option to take his or her part-time vacation paid or carry their accrued part-time vacation into their full-time classification. The vacation will be granted in accordance with the percentages as per Article VI, Section F, 3. All monies will be paid at the accrued part-time rate.

Section F. – Displaced Employees

In the event an employee becomes displaced because of the elimination of their job, the following will be the manner in which they may exercise seniority: the displaced employee may take the job of a person with less seniority. If two (2) employees are on the same bid job the most junior employee will be bumped. Seniority shall then be honored for premium start time. This will constitute the original move. Thereafter two (2) more moves, if needed, will be allowed. After the original move and two (2) others, the displaced employee must displace the most junior person of all classifications.

Elimination of job shall be defined as moving the start time more than two (2) hours or changing work week, or when a job changes by 50% or more. It is understood that the 50% provision does not apply to full-time combination jobs.

Section G.

Commencing with the first (1st) full-time opening in the Louisville utility classification after January 1, 1989, the Employer will make available one (1) out of every (2) full-time utility openings to Air District employees on the basis of qualification. If two (2) or more applicants meet the qualification, the most senior employee of those being considered shall be given the first (1st) opportunity. The Air District employee accepting the utility position shall retain seniority in the Local 89 classification until they gain seniority in the Local 2727 utility classification, employees shall have seniority rights in their previous Local 89 classification.

Section H. – The following paragraph Applies to the AMDC Only.

When it becomes necessary to cover an entire schedule shift, overtime will be offered in order of seniority to those present, qualified and available. Present and available employees for the purpose of this Article are those employees whose shift begins or ends not more than one (1) hour from the start time of the needed overtime; qualified is defined as having completed thirty (30) working day qualification period.

When overtime needs for a full shift coverage cannot be met with the above procedures, the most junior present, available and qualified employees will be required to work.

ARTICLE V – HEALTH AND WELFARE

Section A.

Effective January 1, 2008 health and welfare coverage for all part-time employees covered by Employer sponsored health and welfare plans on the payroll at that date and those hired thereafter will be provided pursuant to the terms of an Employer sponsored nationwide health care plan, namely, the UPS National Health Plan for Part-Time Employees. (A copy of the Summary Plan Description will be provided). Features of the plan will include a prescription card. This paragraph shall supersede any provisions on the same subject in this Supplement or any Rider, or Addendum, including those Supplemental provisions which require part-time benefits to be equal to or the same as full-time medical benefits.

Section B.

Notwithstanding any contrary provision in this Supplement or any Rider or Addendum, individual health coverage will be made available to part-time employees hired after August 1, 2008 after twelve (12) months of active employment and spousal or dependent coverage will be made available to these part-time employees eighteen (18) months after their initial date of employment.

Section C.

Part-time employees hired after July 2, 1982 shall receive one-half (1/2) of the full-time employees sick and accident and life insurance benefits. The Central States Plan shall be used as the guideline. Presently, one-half (1/2) of the Sick and Accident benefits will be one hundred twenty-five dollars ($125) and one-half (1/2) of the life insurance benefit will be ($20,000.00) plus twenty thousand dollars ($20,000.00) accidental death benefit. Employees working another job shall not receive sick and accident benefits.

Section D.

Notwithstanding any provisions in the National Master Agreement or Central States Supplement, holiday pay will be provided to part-time employees, hired after August 1, 2002, beginning nine (9) months after their seniority date. Part-time employees hired after August 1, 2008 will receive holidays, personal days and option days provided by this Supplement no earlier than after one (1) year of active employment. This provision supersedes any provision on the same subject in this Supplement or any Rider, or Addendum to the extent the provision makes holidays, personal days or option days available earlier than after one (1) year of service.

ARTICLE VI – VACATION

Section A.

This Article shall supersede the corresponding Articles of the National Master United Parcel Service Agreement, the Central Conference of Teamsters of Supplemental Agreement, and any other related supplements.

Section B.

Nothing in this Article is intended to, or should be construed as, giving an individual more or less paid vacation time on an annual basis than what is provided for by the months or years of service described below.

Section C.

Effective December 26, 1990 all employees who meet the eligibility requirements herein set forth shall be entitled to a vacation with pay to be taken, with noted exclusions, during the period December 26 through Thanksgiving week in the year subsequent to the year in which vacation was earned. Vacation eligibility is as follows.

  1. Worked less than one (1) calendar year by January 1 (of the subsequent Year).

… One half (1/2) day a month to a maximum of five (5) days.

  1. Worked more than one (1) but less than two (2) calendar years by January 1.

… One half (1/2) day a month to a maximum of five (5) days, plus an equal number of days if earned as earned in previous year.

  1. Worked more than two (2) calendar years by January 1.

… One (1) day a month to a maximum of ten (10) days.

  1. Worked more than eight (8) calendar years by January 7.

… One and one half (1 ½) days a month to a maximum of fifteen (15) days.

  1. Worked more than fourteen (14) calendar years by January 7.

… Two (2) days a month to a maximum of twenty (20) days.

  1. Worked more than nineteen (19) calendar years by January 7.

… Two and one half (2 ½) days to a maximum of twenty-five (25).

  1. Worked more than twenty-four (24) calendar years by January 7.

… Three (3) days a month to a maximum of thirty (30) days.

In order to obtain monthly vacation credit an employee must work or be credited with at least fifteen (15) days per month in accordance with Section G5 of this article.

No employee may earn or take more than one (1) earned vacation in a calendar year.

Full-time employees who displace part-time employees shall have those days counted toward their days worked for a full-time vacation within the calendar year of displacement.

Section D.

In addition to the above schedule any employee hired after ratification must have one year of seniority as of January 1, 1995 and each January 1st thereafter, to receive one (1) additional week of vacation with fifty (50) straight time hours pay. Part-time employees shall receive twenty-five (25) hours for said week (Note this week of vacation is in lieu of previously negotiated optional holidays and sick days). The option week can be selected to be taken in accordance with regular vacation selection. If the employee does not schedule the option week by March 1st, the employee will be paid for the week on the last pay period prior to Christmas in the year of eligibility. The option week is not subject to any pro rate provisions of this Article. An employee must be actively on the payroll at the time this week is scheduled and taken, and/or paid.

Section E.

Each regular part-time employee shall have the option to designate one (1) week of their regularly earned vacation, excluding the option week, to be taken in segments of one (1) day at a time. In addition, at the time of the vacation selection, employees may elect to accept pay in lieu of time off for all but one week of earned vacation.

  1. Designation of a week to be taken in one (1) day segments* will be made at the time of vacation selection period of November 15th through March 1.
  2. Selection of days of this vacation must be made in writing on an Employer approved form to the immediate supervisor in the first (1st) full week of any month, and in no event shall the request be less than eight (8) working days in advance of the vacation event. Full weeks shall supersede single days.
  3. At the total discretion of the Employer such vacation request will be subject to Employer approval on the basis of workforce available. Approvals also will be on basis of first (1st) request, first approved; and in cases where requests bear the same date awaiting approval, seniority shall prevail. Failure by the Employer to give approval or non approval to the employee in writing within four (4) working days of the receipt by the employer of the employee’s written request in accordance with “1” and “2” above will constitute approval of such request.
  4. Any such vacation days not requested and taken by December 1 and weeks not taken will be paid to the employee on the last pay period prior to Christmas in December of each year.

Section F.

Regular vacation selection will be by seniority in individual work groups in accordance with the work groups identification in “1” below:

Identification

Next Day Air Hub Primary Sort Areas

Next Day Air Hub Secondary Sort Areas

Next Day Air Hub Outbound Belts

Next Day Air Hub Small Sort Areas

Next Day Air Hub Irregular Drivers North and South

Next Day Air Hub PSC

Next Day Air Hub Input

Next Day Air Ramp Full-time Supervisory Groups

Second Day Air Hub Primary Sort Areas

Second Day Air Hub Secondary Sort Areas

Second Day Air Hub Outbound Belts

Second Day Air Hub Small Sort Areas

Second Day Air Hub Irregular Drivers North and South

Second Day Air Hub PSC

Second Day Air Hub Input

Second Day Air Ramp Full-time Supervisory Groups

Feeder Unload

Container Repair Full-time by Shift

Dolly Repair Part-time by Shift

Dolly Repair Full-time by Shift

A.M. Housekeeping

P.M. Housekeeping

AMDC Part-time Shift

AMDC Full-time Shift

Fueling Part-time by Shift

Fueling Full-time by Shift

Marshalling Part-time by Shift

Marshalling Full-time by Shift

Utility Repair Part-time by Shift

Utility Repair Full-time by Shift

Next Day Air International by Shift

Second Day Air International by Shift

Import by Shift

Air Cargo by Shift

Next Day Air Shift Building Set-up

Next Day Air Shift Building Pull

Second Day Air Shift Building Set-up

Second Day Air Shift Building Pull

Next Day Air Wing A, B, C, etc.

Second Day Air Wing A, B, C, etc.

Additional groups may be designated for the purpose of vacation selection upon mutual agreement between Employer and the Union prior to the November 15 posting date of any year.

A minimum of fifteen percent (15%) of the employees in each work group will be allowed to be scheduled off each day of the week during the months of May, June, July, and August. For the remaining months, a minimum of 10 percent (10%) of the employees by work group will be allowed to be scheduled off (in accordance with the designated vacation period). An employee may request the use of a single vacation day or option day in which they have accrued, up to the start time of the day of request as long as the Company is below the percentage of people off in accordance with this paragraph.

The application of the fifteen percent (15%) per work group will be applied as follows:

Number of Employees            Number of Vacations per Day/Week

1-10                                                                 1

11-16                                                               2

17-23                                                               3

24-30                                                               4

31-36                                                               5

37-43                                                               6

The Application of ten percent (10%) per work group will be applied as follows:

Number of Employees            Number of Vacations per Day/Week

1-14                                                                 1

15-20                                                               2

21-30                                                               3

31-40                                                               4

Vacation schedules shall be posted in each work group by November 15th of each year for the following year’s vacation period. Vacation selection shall be by seniority within each work group. The posted vacation schedule shall show the weeks available for vacation and the number of employees in each group who may be on vacation during each week. There shall be no vacation from the first (1st) Monday after Thanksgiving to December 25th.

Vacation shall be selected by December 15th. If all earned vacation weeks have not been selected or designated in the time allotted, the open weeks will be assigned by seniority to the eligible employees. Employees with 3 weeks or more earned vacation may designate vacation to be given on a first come; first served basis provided the employee gives 3 weeks notice, and provided the vacation time is available. There shall be no penalty pay associated with this selection.

An employee voluntarily transferring work groups to exercising a vacation selection may carry the initial vacation selection if vacation time is available in the new work group. If not available, the employee will have to select from weeks as available in accordance with this Article.

Section G.

Vacation compensation shall be as follows:

Vacation pay for full-time employees shall be computed by multiplying forty-five (45) times the employee’s straight time rate. Part-time employee vacation pay shall be computed by multiplying twenty (20) times the employee’s straight time rate.

If a holiday falls during the employee’s vacation, they shall be paid an extra day’s pay for the holiday in addition to their regular pay.

On the payday immediately preceding the employee’s vacation, they shall be paid their vacation pay at their then current hourly rate.

Vacation pay, except days designated to be taken one (1) day at a time, will be made on separate checks.

Employee’s time off due to illness or off-the-job injuries shall count toward vacation up to for (4) weeks. Employee’s time off for on-the-job injury shall count toward vacation for one (1) year.

Seniority employees with more than one (1) year of service who resign or whose services are terminated, except for dishonesty, shall be (prorate) paid for the number of days/weeks vacation (as set forth in this Article for their then complete years of service).

Section H

The Employer has the right to hire vacation replacements. Vacation replacements hired in May, June, July, and August shall not gain seniority unless they have worked after Labor Day. It is understood that the Company will notify the Local Union when it intends to implement the vacation replacement language. Employees hired after April 30, 1997 will have their date of hire as their seniority date after meeting all pre-seniority requirements. This provision will not lead to the changing of any seniority dates from April 1997 to present, except in cases of inadvertent errors, in accordance with the provision in article 3 Section 4 of the CRT/UPS Supplement addressing the protesting of seniority date accuracy.

Employees worked after Labor Day shall have their time worked prior to Labor Day counted toward the acquisition of seniority provided for elsewhere in this Agreement.

The total number of vacation hires in May, June, July and August cannot exceed a number that is equal to fifteen percent (15%) of the employees being covered on the payroll as of May 1. Should the number exceed fifteen percent (15%), the earliest hired in excess of fifteen percent (15%) during this period shall be considered regular hires, and be subject to normal seniority provisions in this Agreement.

The Employer shall require employees hired as vacation replacements to sign a “vacation replacement” form, and the Employer shall notify the Union of vacation replacement hiring.

In cases of full-time vacation replacements, part-time employees may work as full-time vacation replacements under the terms of this provision and still retain their seniority as part-time employees.

Section I.

If a situation develops where employees have a problem getting summer vacation because of the fifteen percent (15%) limitation, the following procedure may be adopted with the approval of the Local Union.

Vacation selection, including the first week, shall be in two segments. During the first (1st) segment, employees in seniority order will be allowed to select the following number of weeks.

Number of Weeks Vacation                            1st Round

5                                                                      3

4                                                                      2

3                                                                      2

2                                                                      2

 

After completion of the initial selection segment, all employees in seniority order will select whatever remaining weeks they have earned.

Section J

Cartage employees shall be allowed to take vacation between Monday after Thanksgiving through Christmas up to 15%, provided the Worldport hub is adequately staffed for peak season.

ARTICLE VII – WAGES

Section A. – Part Time Employees

SEE NATIONAL WITH FOLLOWING ADDITION

The Employer may provide additional benefits, higher hourly wage rates or bonuses in order to attract or retain part-time employees. The additional benefits wages or bonuses may be structured to apply to any specific shift or operation.

Section B. – Full-Time Employees

SEE NATIONAL WITH FOLLOWING ADDITION   

All full-time Air Supplement employees who are receiving a rate of $17.69 per hour or higher as of July 31, 2002 shall receive the general wage increases specified in Article 41, Section 1 of the National Master Agreement.

All full-time Supplement employees who are receiving as of July 31, 2002 a wage rate lower than $17.69 per hour shall receive the general wage increase provided in Article 41, Section 1 effective on August 2, 2002 and each subsequent August 1. In addition, effective on December 31, 2004 those full-time employees who were receiving $15.79, $16.49, or $17.09 per hour as of July 31, 2002, will receive an additional increase in their respective hourly rates to insure that the rates equal the then current Top Rate provided in Article 41, Section 3.

Any full-time jobs created under the Air Supplement after July 20, 2002, shall be paid in accordance with Article 41, Section 3 of the National Master Agreement effective August 1, 2002.

ARTICLE VIII – SIX HOUR JOBS

The current number of six (6) hour jobs (681) will be red-circled as of July 31, 2002. The Employer may only fill vacancies in these existing jobs. No new six (6) hour jobs may be crated.

Prior to the expiration of this agreement the Employer shall create an additional One hundred seventy five (175) full-time jobs from part time work. Fifty (50) of these positions will be bid by October 1, 2008. These jobs shall count toward the Employer’s obligation to maintain full time jobs under Article 22.3 of the NMA.

Hub/Porter full-time combination jobs, where applicable, will be considered day time opportunities.

Six (6) hour employees will receive overtime after six-and-one-half (6 ½) hours work.

Six (6) hour employees will receive six and one-half (6 ½) hours per option day.

Six (6) hour employees will receive thirty-eight and one-half (38.5) hours per option week. Vacation will be paid at thirty (30) hours per week.

Six (6) hour employees will receive two (2) ten (10) minute breaks.

Six (6) hour employees will receive health care coverage equal to full-time employees.

Six (6) hour employees shall receive a sick and accident benefit not to exceed one hundred and seventy-five dollars ($175) per week.

Six (6) hour employees shall receive a life insurance benefit of thirty thousand dollars ($30,000.00) plus thirty thousand ($30,000.00) accidental death benefit.

Six (6) hour employees shall remain in the company health plan.

Six (6) hour employees shall accrue credited service in accordance with the following formula:  effective August 1, 2002, eighty dollars ($80.00) per credited year of service in a six (6) hour job.  Accrual and other benefits rules will be in accordance with Addendum A to this contract.

Six (6) hour employees shall have bump rights to another six (6) hour or three (3) hour guarantee position if their assigned work days of the week are changed or the job is eliminated.  The following will be the manner in which they may exercise seniority:  the employee may bump a junior employee from a three (3) hour job or a six (6) hour position.  The employee may also take an open six (6) hour position if one exists.  If the displaced employee bumps to a three (3) hour position or an open six (6) hour position, this shall end the bump process.  The original bump will constitute the original move.  Thereafter two (2) more moves, if needed will be allowed.  After the original move and two (2) others the final displaced employee must bump to a three (3) hour position, the most junior six (6) hour position, or take the open six (6) hour position if one exists.  If the most junior six (6) hour employee is bumped he/she will become a three (3) hour employee.  Employees in the fueling, marshalling and PSC classifications will be limited to moves within their classification. In the event there is no one junior to them the employee can exercise his/her seniority to displace a junior six (6) hour employee in another six (6) hour classification.

ARTICLE IX- MASTER APPLICATION

When applicable, all other provisions of the National Master, including the duration and relevant provisions of Article 40 and other provisions of the Central Region Supplement shall apply to Air Operations Employees.

ADDENDUM TO AIR SUPPLEMENT

Section A.

Notwithstanding Article 34 of the National Master Agreement, the Parties agree that employees who have jobs with a six (6) hour guarantee shall accrue credited service effective  August 1, 2002 in accordance with the following formula:  eighty dollars ($80.00) per credited year of service in a six (6) hour job.

Section B.

Employees with a six (6) hour job will receive one (1) year of credited service for seven hundred and fifty (750) or more paid hours.  Nine (9) months of service will be credited for five hundred and one (501) to seven hundred and forty-nine (749) hours worked in a calendar year.  Six (6) months of service will be credited for three hundred and seventy-five (375) to five hundred (500) hours worked in a calendar year.

Section C.

The employer will be responsible for funding the UPS Pension Plan as required to provide the benefits described above and will be responsible for maintaining the plan.

Section D.

The improved benefit formula provided pursuant to this Section will be coordinated with the benefit provided under the UPS Pension Plan as outlined in Article 34 of the National Master Agreement.  For example, an employee at age sixty-five (65) with twenty-five (25) years of credited service, ten (10) of which were in a six (6) hour job, would receive a benefit equal to sixteen hundred and twenty-five dollars ($1,625.00) i.e. fifty-five dollars ($55.00) times fifteen (15) years plus eighty dollars ($80.00) times ten (10) years of service.

Section E.

The maximum number of years of service credit which can be accrued under the UPS Pension Plan is thirty-five (35).  This Includes both the fifty-five dollar ($55.00) and eighty dollars ($80.00) per year credit.

Section F.

The UPS Pension Plan will be governed by the terms of the Plan Document and its Amendments.

LETTER OF RECORD

  1. The Employer and the Union agree to establish and Employee Parking and Shuttle Committee. This committee will consist of an equal number of representatives from the Union and UPS.  The committee will meet on a quarterly basis to review any issues that arise in the transportation of employees to and from their work area.  If the committee is unable to resolve any issues or concerns, the issue or concern will be subject to the grievance procedure.  Any grievance not resolved at the state panel level will be submitted to the IBT Director of Parcel and Small Package Division and UPS Vice President of Labor Relations or their designees for resolution.  Any employee who after badging in at the guard shack, rides the shuttle, if the shuttle is available, and clocks in at their work area, and is late as a result of a shuttle ride time of over 20 minutes, the employee will be paid from their regularly scheduled start time and not charged an occurrence.
  2. It is understood that the practice of having business agents or stewards attending pre-seniority attainment meetings for the purpose of educating new employees about the Union will continue for the life of this agreement. The Union will be notified one (1) week in advance.
  3. Full time and Six Hour employees, along with stewards shall have the right to cell phones in accordance with company policy.
  4. Within sixty (60) days of ratification, the parties shall meet and reduce to writing any established past practices. Any unresolved issues shall be referred to the IBT Director of Parcel and Small Package Division and UPS Vice President of Labor Relations.
  5. All missort discipline shall be removed if an employee achieves a missort frequency of one per ten thousand (1/10,000) for three (3) months or goes without a missort for three (3) months.
  6. AMDC employees shall be able to break up 3 weeks of vacation into single days.
  7. All seniority employees shall receive double time pay for work performed on holidays as has been practiced in the Air District.
  8. AMDC will recognize holidays as calendar dates.
  9. The company will notify the Union if it plans to discontinue or modify Metro College or Earn to Learn.
  10. The Company will agree to request from the FAA jump seat privileges for AMDC. The Company will make jump seats available if not prevented by FAA.
  11. The Company shall be responsible for providing bottled water in the months of June, July, and August for Ramp, Marshalling, Fueling, Grade Lane Shift, and Cartage Shift employees.
  12. In the event a new piece of equipment requires a new specialty tool for GSE or Belt Maintainance, the Company agrees to make available such tools for the shop. At the sole discretion of the Employer, the Company may supply such tools for individual mechanics for use for the length of their employment.
  13. When combination employees are temporarily moved off his/her job it shall be by total company seniority from those employees qualified and available, in the immediate work area. Excluding Peak Season (November-December), the Company agrees to continue the practice of honoring a request from full time hub combination and cartage employees to transfer from one half of their combination job to another within the managers area, if business conditions allow, provided there is an opening in the requested position.  It is understood that this process will not cause a disruption to the operation nor trigger a bump.

LETTER OF RECORD

If employees arriving at the guard shack twenty minutes prior to scheduled start time are delayed due to circumstances beyond their control, the tardiness will not be held against their attendance record.

LETTER OF UNDERSTANDING

Upon completion of the Worldport expansion, Porter helpers will only inspect the equipment listed below:

Porter/Helper inspections: UNL-05, DWS, VI Beltflow Conveyor, Rapistan conveyors, Grade Lane conveyor, Vertisorter, Transnorm powerturn beads, Posisorter slave 1 and 2 polychains, nosedock daily pretrip, Rapistan powerturn, irreg. straight, IGC Beltflow conveyor (small sort), Small Sort Collector, Small Sort induct, Small Sort primaries, Small Sort secondaries.

Mechanics will continue to inspect all the equipment that they are currently, including the equipment below which are mechanic only inspections.

Mechanic only:  Transnorm powerturn (other than bead inspection), Transnorm merge, irreg merge, irreg powerturn, posisorter, nosedock (other than daily pretrip), Portec, High Voltage Electrical Testing, Axxmann merges, Axxmann powerturns, Axxmann gated conveyors, and Axxmann metering conveyor.

When the Worldport expansion is complete, the following equipment will be added to the Mechanic only inspection list.

Additional  “mechanic only” after completion of expansion:  LOA/UNL 20, Gappex, irreg merges and irreg curves.

As part of the Worldport expansion at least 25 mechanic jobs will be created.

Amendment to the Cartage LOA

The company agrees to the following amendment to the existing Cartage Letter of Understanding:

If management disqualifies an employee it will not count as a move.

Memorandum of Understanding

The parties agree that with regard to the issue of  the classifications of Ground Support Mechanic, Belt Maintenance, AMDC, Dolly Repair, Container Repair, Utility Repair, and the job of Marshalling Pushback, except as outlined in the 22.3 Letter of Understanding dated 9-03-04, being full time employees only, that the following will apply:

The Company and the Union maintain their respective positions on this matter.

The Company will not add part time employees to the above mentioned classifications except as noted in Marshalling above for the life of the agreement unless by mutual agreement.

 

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