2005-2007 Collective Bargaining Agreement
Table of Contents
32.1. An employee engaged in hazardous duty requiring the use of Level A, B, or C protection, as defined in Standard Operating Safety Guides, Office of Emergency and Remedial Response, U.S. EPA, June 1992, Publication No. 9285.1-03, shall receive a differential of twenty five dollars ($25.00) per hour for all hours in such protective equipment. Employees shall receive a minimum of one hour of differential pay for each instance when use of such protective equipment is required. After the first hour, payment shall be made in quarter hour increments.
32.2. The Employer shall issue or make available, at his/her discretion, such protective clothing and equipment, as he/she deems necessary to provide for the health and safety of employees.
32.3. Employees shall be allowed to alter their regular work schedules by up to one-half (1/2) hour per day for the purpose of meeting transportation requirements.
32.4 Scuba divers and licensed blasters shall receive a differential of twenty-five ($25.00) per hour for diving or blasting work. The Dive Master or Blasting Team Leader shall receive a differential of thirty dollars ($30) per hour. Employees shall receive a minimum of one hour of differential pay for each instance when use of such protective equipment is required. After the first hour, payment shall be made in quarter hour increments.
32.5. The Employer shall provide at least thirty (30) days written notice to any unit employee who is to be permanently transferred to a location forty (40) miles or more from the employee's present work location.
32.6. An employee shall be given at least fifteen (15) days written notice prior to implementation of a change in the employee's supplemental job description when that change results from a reorganization, unless the 15 days is waived by the employee in writing.
32.7 An employee engaged in hazardous duty while working at an industrial site involving climbing a smoke stack ladder or working off a mechanical lift system at elevations greater than twenty feet (20') and requiring the use of approved NFPA/ANSI fall protection lanyards, fully body arrest work harness and safety rail stack climbing devices shall receive a differential pay of twenty five ($25.00) per hour for all hours when in the presence of such site hazards and when using such safety devices. Employees shall receive a minimum of one hour of differential pay for each instance when use of such protective equipment is required. After the first hour, payment shall be made in quarter hour increments.
32.8 In lieu of the provisions of Article VII regarding On-Call, Call Back and Standby, employees who provide coverage for the Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition System (SCADA) outside of their regularly scheduled work hours shall be compensated as follows:
- Employees shall receive one (1) hour of on-call pay at regular rate for every four (4) hours of on-call coverage.
- Employees shall receive a minimum of one (1) hour of premium pay for each alarm to which the employee responds.
- Employees shall not be entitled to count the time spent on premium pay toward the on-call coverage period.
- Additional alarms occurring within the minimum one (1) hour premium pay period shall not entitle the employee to an additional one (1) hour minimum of premium pay.