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Article 12 Work Week and Overtime

Section 1. The regular work week shall consist of five shifts beginning on Monday and ending on Friday of each week. Subject to mutual consent, the third shift for the week may be commenced on Sunday evening at times mutually agreeable and, in such cases, Friday will be considered the sixth day.

All work done in excess of seven hours per day will be paid at the rate of time and one-half up to three hours per day; and double time thereafter. Sunday overtime will be at double time.

Section 2. The Company may, at its discretion, schedule the individual presses and/or individual departments, as defined in Article 26 - 2A to work an eight hour day, in which case the overtime will be as follows.

All work done in excess of eight hours per day will be paid at the rate of time and one-half up to two hours per day; and double time thereafter. Sunday overtime will be at double time.

Section 3. The notice of the change to an eight hour shift must be given to the employees the day before it is to begin and end. Any notice of change to an eight hour shift will be for a minimum of one day.

Section 4. The shift schedules shall be established by mutual agreement as to starting times. The time off between shifts will be by mutual agreement and the changing of starting times will be held to a minimum.

Section 5. Overtime, after the regular shift, which extends into a Saturday or holiday, shall be paid for in accordance with the provisions of Section 2 above.

Section 6. The actual night of the holiday shall be the shift on which holiday pay is computed for night workers.

Section 7. In no instances shall an apprentice with less than two years be allowed to work overtime unless with a journeyperson, except on work already begun on their regularly assigned machine or equipment.

Section 8. Overtime shall be distributed as equitably as possible among qualified personnel and specifically the lead worker, supervisor or lead person shall not arbitrarily work a disproportionate share of overtime on production work.

Section 9. Employees are expected to work a reasonable amount of overtime upon reasonable notice. An employee’s genuine inability to comply with an overtime assignment shall not subject them to discriminatory or disciplinary action.

Section 10. Shift assignment.

(a) Where past practice included the assigning of personnel to their favored shift by length of service, such practices shall be maintained except by mutual consent. Exception thereto may be made for break-in or training purposes for a period not to exceed 30 working days.

(b) When existing day shift openings occur such position, or positions, shall be offered to the senior employee in the classification.

(c) Senior employees who have exercised their option of selecting a favored shift shall, once the selection has been made, remain on the shift of their selection for a twelve (12) month period from the date of selection. Should additional openings occur at a later date another selection may be made within the twelve (12) month period if it does not interfere with the current shift schedules of other employees in a like classification (i.e., apprentice feeders and journeyperson feeders, apprentice press operator and journeyperson press operator, apprentice strippers and journeyperson strippers, and general workers are in a “like classification” for the purpose of this provision).

The option of selecting a favored shift due to seniority in classification shall not be exercised more than once in a calendar year except as provided for in this clause. The Employer and employees may waive the provision of this clause (c) by mutual agreement.

(d) No employee will be required to work during lunch period except in case of emergency. Lunch period shall not be later than five (5) hours after the start of the shift.

Section 11. Premium.

(a) The 2nd and 3rd shifts shall be paid on the basis of the day scale plus 2nd shift 85 cents per hour and third shift $1.05 per hour.

(b) Overtime rates as provided in Article 13 shall apply for time worked prior to the start of the regular work shift.