ARTICLE X - HOLIDAYS



  1. The Company will pay SPOs covered by this Agreement for holidays not worked subject to the terms and conditions set forth below:

  2. The ten (10) holidays are:


    *These holidays will be observed on the day specified by Federal Law.

  3. The SPO must have worked the last scheduled workday prior to and the next scheduled workday after such holiday within the SPOs regular work schedule. However, payment for the holiday will be made if the SPO fails to work either or both of these days due to the following circumstances:

    1. SPO has been absent from work because of verified personal illness for not more than three (3) months prior to the week in which the holiday occurs and who works or who reports for the Company's physical examination the next scheduled workday following the holiday and returns to work on their next scheduled workday after such examination; or

    2. SPO has been continuously absent from work due to a force reduction for not more than two (2) weeks prior to the week in which the holiday occurs; or

    3. SPO has worked for the Company at any time within fourteen (14) calendar days prior to the holiday and who is absent either or both the last scheduled workday prior to and the next scheduled workday after the holiday due to verified illness, emergency illness at home, excused personal business time, death in the family, jury duty, excused union business, layoff, response to official call for military pre-induction examination, or if the SPO has been sent home during the fourteen (14) day period due to a reduction of force.

  4. A SPO who is scheduled to work on any of the above holidays and fails to report to work or to give satisfactory explanation for not reporting to work will not receive holiday allowance.

  5. Payment will be made at the SPOs regular salary rate for the normal daily schedule.

    1. Eight (8) Hour Shift

      The holidays listed in Section 2. of this Article will be observed on the days on which they fall, except for SPOs on eight (8) hour shifts, when any of these holidays fall on the first scheduled day of rest of an employee, it will be observed by that employee on their last preceding regularly scheduled workday. If the holiday falls on the second scheduled day of rest of an employee, it will be observed by that employee on their next succeeding regularly scheduled workday. If the preceding or succeeding regularly scheduled workday falls within a vacation period, it will be treated as any other holiday falling within a vacation period.

      When the first holiday of two (2) consecutive holidays falls on an employee's second day of rest, they will observe that holiday on their next scheduled workday following the second holiday.

      When the second holiday of two (2) consecutive holidays falls on an employee's first day of rest, they will observe that holiday on their last scheduled workday before the first holiday.

      When an employee begins their shift on a regular workday (e.g., not a holiday) and their shift carries into the next workday (holiday), it will be treated as a normal workday and no additional holiday premium will be paid.

    2. Ten (10) Hour Shift and Ten (10) Hour Training Relief Shift

      The holidays listed in Section 2. of this Article will be observed on the days on which they fall, except that when one of these holidays falls on the first scheduled day of rest it will be observed on the next succeeding workday. If the holiday falls on the second day of rest, it will be observed on the last preceding regularly scheduled workday. If the holiday falls on the third day of rest it will be observed on the last preceding workday or the next succeeding scheduled workday, as determined by management.

      The ten (10) contractually designated holidays will be observed at ten (10) hours per holiday or as in the above paragraph.

  6. In no event will a SPO receive holiday allowance more than once for any one (1) holiday.

  7. The Company agrees to use its best efforts to provide a minimum of forty-eight (48) hours notice to SPOs who will be required to work or who will be granted the day off on any of the holidays set forth in this Agreement, but does not guarantee that such notice can be given in all cases. In the event, however, that a SPO is given less than sixteen (16) hours notice that they will be required to work on the holiday, they will be paid for such work at the double time (2X) rate.
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