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Article 22 Premium Pay

 

22.1 Effective June 21, 1999, employees working any assigned shift that begins before 6:00 a.m. or which ends after 7:00 p.m. shall receive a differential of fifty five cents ($ .55) per hour for all hours worked on that shift in addition to their regular rate of pay. Employees working a day schedule who are required to work overtime or who are called back to work for special projects shall not be eligible for the shift differential.

Effective June 21, 1999, an additional fifteen cents ($.15) per hour, resulting in a shift differential of seventy cents ($ .70) per hour, shall be paid to all employees working an assigned shift that begins between 9:00 p.m. and 1:00 a.m.

22.2 Effective June 21, 1999, employees working a continuous rotating shift schedule, or a continuous alternating shift schedule shall receive the fifty five cent ($.55) shift differential for all hours worked.

22.3 An employee scheduled to work a shift that is eligible for shift differential pay will receive the shift differential payment for an absence that is due to a legitimate usage of sick leave, if the employee has a minimum balance of twenty five (25) sick days accrued and available for use.

22.4 Employees in the following positions shall be augmented four percent (4%) above their normal rates of pay because they are routinely exposed to hazardous substances or harmful physical agents.
  • Stores Specialists and Senior Laborers in the Chemistry Department who regularly mix chemicals or handle hazardous materials and waste generated by the labs. 
  • Stores Specialists and Senior Laborers in the Chemical Storehouse who regularly handle hazardous materials in the course of packing and shipping.

Hazardous Materials Disposal Specialists

22.5 Notwithstanding the provisions of Article 30.1, when an employee is required to operate any of the equipment listed below, he/she shall be compensated at the Heavy Equipment Operator rate for each full hour spent in the operation of such equipment. The equipment covered is as follows:
  • Cranes
  • Street Sweeper - 3 cubic yards or greater
  • Ford 550 Backhoe or equivalent
  • 950B and Michigan 75B Loaders or equivalent
  • Road Graders
  • Diesel Locomotive Switch Engines
  • D-6 Caterpillars or equivalent
  • Caterpillars 924F

22.6 Notwithstanding the provision of Article 30.1, when an employee is required to operate any of the equipment listed below, he/she shall be compensated at the Maintenance Equipment Operator rate for each full hour spent in the operation of such equipment. The equipment covered is as follows:
  • Explosive or bulk volatile or radioactive waste chemicals hauled in any vehicle
  • Snowloader - self propelled windrow loader conveyor
  • Crawler Tractor - 30 horsepower or greater
  • Load Packer Truck - 18-25 cubic yard capacity
  • Front End Loader - 1 cubic yard bucket capacity or greater
  • Toter Truck - hauling trailers 40 feet or longer
  • Tandem Dump Truck - 10 cubic yards or greater
  • Tandem Trucks with rolloffs – 10 cubic yards or greater
  • Aerial Bucket - over 30 foot boom
  • Tractor Trailer
  • Backhoe - 8 cubic foot digging bucket
  • Agricultural Combine - 4 rows or greater

22.7 Notwithstanding the provision of Article 30.1, when an employee is required to assume the full equipment operation responsibilities of the classification Delivery Service Driver, he/she shall be compensated at the Delivery Service Driver rate for each full hour spent in the operation of such equipment. (This provision excludes the classification of Senior Laborer, except when the assignment is for a duration of more than eight (8) consecutive hours, and Farm Equipment Operator.)

22.8 Employees, other than those in the class of Maintenance Insulator, shall receive a premium rate of fifty cents ($.50) per hour when required to work in underground heating tunnels for each full hour spent assuming such duties.

22.9 An employee required to work two (2) consecutive Sundays shall be paid at the rate of time and one half the employee’s regular rate of pay for all hours worked on the second (2nd) consecutive Sunday.