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Article 2 Waiver of Certain Articles

The Union, recognizing that there are certain Articles in the respective collective bargaining agreements of the Building Trades Locals that do not pertain to the U of M, does hereby agree to delete the following from all collective bargaining agreements of the affiliated unions:

2.1 Any reference to a weekly payroll is deleted, and the Union agrees to a bi-weekly payroll.

2.2 The Union agrees to delete any reference to reimbursed parking for any Building Trades personnel employed by the Employer.

2.3 The Union agrees to delete any reference to Bonding by the Employer.

2.4 The Union agrees to delete any reference to the payment of Industry Funds by the Employer.

2.5 The Union agrees to delete any reference to discriminatory preferential hiring, or hiring quotas, and/or residency requirements for hiring.

2.6 The Union agrees to delete any reference to the Union Steward, and only Article VI shall apply.

2.7 The Union agrees to delete any language requiring the Employer to obtain permission from the Union to work overtime.  The employer agrees to notify the council of scheduled weekend work outside of the normal weekend shifts.

2.8 The Union agrees to delete any language prohibiting the use of time clocks.

2.9 The Union agrees to delete any language requiring the Employer to pay double time if contract provisions are intentionally violated.

2.10 The Union agrees to delete language requiring the Employer to give employees standard notice to terminate.

2.11 The Union agrees to delete any language allowing the employees to refuse the transport materials because the Employer supplies all transportation.

2.12 The Union agrees to delete any language which refers to subcontracting and Article VII shall apply.

2.13 The Union agrees to delete any language which refers to Mpls./St. Paul ratios.

2.14 The Union agrees to delete any language which requires the Employer to pay the employees on the date of layoff.  Any employee working three consecutive weeks or less will receive a paycheck on their last day of work as well as a separation notice.

2.15 The Union agrees to delete any references to subsistence and travel in the 19 collective bargaining agreements and, if subsistence is required, only Article IV shall apply.

2.16 The Union agrees to delete any language that prohibits the Employer from “Spot Checking of Work.”

2.17 The Union agrees to delete any language which restricts the General Foreman from working with the tools.

2.18 The Union agrees to delete any reference to excessive unemployment, reduced work week and shorter work week.

2.19 The Union agrees to eliminate all references to the use of paper paychecks.

The Union and the Employer both agree that the exemptions stipulated in Article II are exclusively exempted from the Employer’s Contract and shall not apply to any contractor who subcontracts work from the U of M.