CONTRACT

“Immediately upon ratification, they shall receive a wage increase of 50 cents an hour for the whole unit. After Jan. 1, 2021, the base rates went up 30 cents an hour for new hires,” said MAP Labor Relations Specialist Jim Steffes. “There’s a reduction in how long it takes to get on the merit system. It used to be 30 months. Everybody over 6 months is eligible for a merit raise every year. Paul Vaughn, the (Local Union) President, is going to oversee the scheduling of Overtime so its equalized as best as possible according to the language we got added. Vacation, Sick and Personal time will be counted as hours worked so you can reach your 40 hours sooner for Overtime pay. We have increases for shift premiums and we also got language added that shift premiums will be included in all Overtime calculations. They used to receive 8 hours of Additional Floating Holiday Pay, now they’re getting 16. It’s two days extra pay, and it gives them that pay right before the Christmas holiday,” and Steffes said, “If you have leftover Vacation days, you can cash them out.”

Contract Duration: 3-1/2-year agreement ratified March 19, 2019 and effective March 1, 2019 to Dec. 31, 2022.

Wage Increases:
.50 increase effective March 1, 2019 for all Employees.
Increase based on Merit System effective Jan. 1, 2020 for all Employees.
Increase based on Merit System effective Jan. 1, 2021 for eligible Employees.
Increase based on Merit System effective Jan. 1, 2022 for eligible Employees.
$.30 increase for New Hires base pay effective Jan. 1, 2021.
$.25 increase for New Hires upon completion of probation.
$.20 increase for New Hires at 1 year of service.
$.30 increase for New Hires at 2 years of service.

Merit Raise: Reduction in the time it takes to be eligible for yearly Merit Raise from 30 months of employment to 6 months.
Shift Premium: Afternoon shift premium increased to 5% of wages to a max of $1 per hour. Night Shift Premium increased from 10 percent of wages up to a max of $2 an hour.
Fringe Benefits:
• Overtime will be equalized among members and scheduling will be overseen by the Local Union President. Vacation, Sick and Personal time will be counted as hours worked to reach Overtime quicker. Shift premiums will now be included in all Overtime calculations.
• Employees with up to 4 years of service receive up to 3 days of payment for unused Vacation. Previously, they were not able to cash out any Vacation Days. Employees with 5 to 9 years of service had their unused Vacation Days cash out increased from 2 to 5 days. Employees with 10 or more years of service had their unused Vacation Days payment increased from 5 to 7 days.
• Employees will be allowed an additional 30 minutes for a second meal if they work 12 hours instead of 8 hours.
• Holiday Pay will include shift premiums added to the 8 hours pay at their straight time rate.
• Additional Floating Holiday Pay was increased from 8 hours to 16 hours for Employees with at least a year of seniority. If the Floating Holidays are unused, Employees will be paid for them in the first pay period of December.
Bargaining Team: MAP Labor Relations Specialist Jim Steffes, Local Union President Paul Vaughn and Terry Neeley, Alternate Steward.