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Article 9 Helpers Duties

Section 1. Press: The duties of a helper in the pressroom shall be as follows: Handle stock as necessary, wash up the presses, load the feeder and clean out part of the presses or area around the presses as the press operator or lead worker may direct. They will not set the feeder for sheet size changes or perform duties that are primarily the duties of a duly apprenticed feeder-operator except in emergency in which event the Shop Chairperson shall be notified.

Section 2. Preparatory Department: Clean any equipment and area around such equipment. File plates and negatives or positives used in the department. Make blueprints, pre press proofs and deliveries. They shall not flow or develop plates, or do opaquing, stripping or do other duties primarily the duties of a duly apprenticed lithographer except in emergency in which event the Shop Chairperson shall be notified.

Section 3. When a classified production employee is idle in the Prep Department, they may help in any other Prep Department classification in which they are competent to work. Overtime will be offered first to those working in classification.