Commencing September 1, 2000, the limitation on forced overtime (“cap”) for the remainder of 2000 shall be 10 hours per employee per payroll week. Commencing January 1, 2001, this cap on forced overtime shall be 8 hours per employee per payroll week. Voluntary overtime worked will be counted toward the overtime cap, except for the period from January 1, 2001 to September 1, 2001. Upon request, the Union will assist in securing volunteers. These overtime limitations will not apply in the case of emergency, long term service difficulties or if an employee consents to additional overtime. Except in emergencies, no employee will be involuntarily scheduled or assigned to work six days in a week in consecutive weeks. For purposes of this paragraph only, an emergency is defined as an event of national importance, fire, explosion, or other catastrophe, or severe weather conditions, e.g., hurricane, tornado, blizzard, severe ice damage or major flood. In addition, the Union will assume responsibility to make every effort to obtain sufficient volunteers in any condition of sustained bad weather. For Commercial employees, the cap on overtime for purposes of this paragraph is 7.5 hours.
During the final year of the 2000 collective bargaining agreement, employees requesting weekly vacation during the summer vacation period (May, June, July, August, September) will provide a minimum of one-week advance notice for any such request.
A committee consisting of the Company and Union authorized bargaining representatives and an additional representative designated by each party will be established to review Union concerns regarding overtime administration. The Committee will meet quarterly, if requested by the Union.