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(a) All work done during the noon intermission and all overtime in excess of seven (7) hours will be paid for at time and one-half up to three (3) hours of overtime; all overtime in excess of ten (10) hours will be paid for at double the regular rate. Saturday overtime will be at one and one-half (1-1/2) for the first three hours and double time thereafter.
When the forty (40) hours option is in effect, all overtime in excess of eight (8) hours will be paid for at one and one-half (1-1/2) up to ten hours. All hours worked in excess of ten (10) hours will be paid at double time thereafter. (See Work Week and Hours.)
(b) Nothing in the foregoing shall be construed as allowing members to work more than the regular hours in any one day or night, unless paid for at overtime rates. A period of at least eight (8) hours shall elapse between the time overtime ceases and regular time begins, except that overtime shall be paid for each hour that employee works until the eight hour interval has elapsed.
(c) The Lead Worker in charge will notify the employees affected personally or by a posting procedure immediately after he/she becomes aware of the requirement of overtime work. Overtime will be assigned to employees capable of performing the work within the respective classifications: Journeyperson 1, Journeyperson 1 Apprentice and Journeyperson Production Worker (J.P.W.) consistent with seniority standing where practicable. Employees performing work on jobs where overtime is required may proceed to finish the job in an orderly manner. Overtime work on Saturday, Sunday or Holidays will be scheduled by the Employer and the employees normally working on the shift involved will be assigned the overtime. The assignment will be in accordance with their seniority standing on that shift where practicable.
The senior employee on duty will have the right to turn down overtime for any reason. Each succeeding employee in order of seniority shall have the right to reject overtime with the exception that the junior employee or employees, in sufficient number to perform the work, will be required to accept the assignment.
Reasonable excuse by the most junior employee affected will be accepted as a justification for the rejection of overtime provided that a qualified substitute is available.
The Employer may not make unreasonable demands upon the same employee or employees for overtime, either in frequency or duration.
Should the Employer reject a personal excuse of any individual employee, the employee affected will be required to perform the overtime and file a grievance if they desire. If it is determined at a grievance meeting that the employee's excuse was reasonable then the employee will receive penalty pay in an amount equal to that amount he/she earned by working overtime.
If the matter is not resolved in a grievance meeting and is submitted to arbitration, the party losing the arbitration will pay all of the costs of the neutral arbitrator. In addition, if the employee is sustained, the Company will pay the extra pay penalty as well.
(d) No employee shall be required to return to work unless a period of eight (8) hours has elapsed between quitting time on the previous day and starting time on the next shift.
(e) Overtime work shall not be construed to be part of the regular work week.
(f) Journeyperson Production Workers, (J.P.W.'s) who have not attained seniority shall not work overtime unless all Journeyperson 1 and Journeyperson 1 Apprentices who have attained seniority have been given the opportunity to work.
(g) No Apprentice Journeyperson 1 or Journeyperson Production Worker, (J.P.W.), in progression shall work overtime if there is a top rated employee inthe appropriate classification available on that shift who is qualified to perform the work involved. Pursuant to this subsection, a Journeyperson 1 and Journeyperson Production Worker (J.P.W.) may bump an employee in progression in their respective classifications at the end of the shift.