ARTICLE IX - OVERTIME AND PREMIUM RATES


  1. Workday

    1. Eight (8) Hour Shift

      For the purpose of determining overtime hours worked, a SPOs workday begins at 5:30 a.m. and ends twenty-four (24) hours later.

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

      For the purpose of determining overtime hours worked, a SPOs workday begins at 5:30 a.m. and ends twenty-four (24) hours later.

    3. Twelve (12) Hour Shift

      For the purpose of determining overtime hours worked, a SPOs workday begins at 5:30 a.m. and ends twenty-four (24) hours later.

  2. Workweek

    1. Eight (8) Hour Shift

      For the purpose of determining overtime hours worked, a SPOs workweek begins at 5:30 a.m. Sunday and ends one hundred sixty eight (168) hours later.

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

      For the purpose of determining overtime hours worked, a SPOs workweek begins at 5:30 a.m. Sunday and ends one hundred sixty-eight (168) hours later.

    3. Twelve (12) Hour Shift

      For the purpose of determining overtime hours worked, a SPOs workweek begins at 5:30 a.m. Sunday and ends one hundred sixty eight (168) hours later.

  3. Pay Period

    For payroll purposes, a pay period is two (2) weeks in duration.

  4. Eight (8) Hour Shift Overtime Premiums

    1. Time and one-half (1-1/2X) will be paid for hours worked in excess of forty (40) hours in the workweek.

    2. Time and one-half (1-1/2X) will be paid for all hours worked in excess of eight (8) consecutive hours.

    3. Double time (2X) will be paid for all hours worked in excess of twelve (12) consecutive hours.

    4. Double time (2X) will be paid for all hours worked on a shift if the SPO has not been away from work for at least six (6) consecutive hours from their previous assignment. They will remain on double time (2X) until they receive six (6) or more consecutive hours of rest.

  5. Ten (10) Hour Shift Overtime Premium

    1. Time and one-half (1-1/2X) will be paid for hours worked in excess of ten (10) hours in a single workday.

    2. Double time (2X) will be paid for all hours worked in excess of fourteen (14) hours in a workday.

    3. Double time (2X) will be paid to employees for work performed beyond the end of the work day during which they will have worked in excess of fourteen (14) hours as described in B. above, if they have not been away from work at least six (6) consecutive hours before the start of their last assignment in that work day.

    4. Double time (2X) will be paid to employees for work performed beyond the end of their work day during which they will have worked in excess of fourteen (14) hours as described in B above, if they have not been away from work at least six (6) consecutive hours before the start of their next work day.

  6. Twelve (12) Hour Shift Overtime Premiums

    1. Time and one-half (1-1/2X) will be paid for all hours worked in excess of twelve (12) hours in a SPOs workday, or over forty (40) hours in the workweek.

    2. Double time (2X) will be paid for all hours worked in excess of fourteen (14) consecutive hours in a SPOs workday or over fifty-two (52) hours in a workweek.

    3. Double time (2X) will be paid for all hours worked on a shift if the SPO has not been away from work for at least six (6) consecutive hours from their previous assignment. They will remain on double time (2X) until they receive six (6) or more consecutive hours of rest.

  7. Counting Overtime Hours

    1. Eight (8) Hour Shift, Ten Hour Shift and Ten (10) Hour Training Relief Shift

      Hours worked, either daily or weekly, will be counted once only in determining overtime premium. There will be no compounding, duplicating or pyramiding for the same hours worked under any circumstances.


    2. Twelve (12) Hour Shift

      1. Hours worked, either daily or weekly, will only be counted once when determining overtime premium. There will be no compounding, duplicating or pyramiding for the same hours worked under any circumstances.

      2. There are no first or second days of rest to determine any special overtime premiums, only days off.

  8. Work During Scheduled Days of Rest for Eight (8) Hour Shift

    1. Time and one-half (1-1/2X) will be paid for hours worked on the SPOs first scheduled day of rest within their regular workweek.

    2. Double time (2X) will be paid for hours worked on the SPOs second scheduled day of rest within their regular workweek.

    3. A SPOs day of rest is a day, starting at 5:30 a.m. and ending twenty-four (24) hours later, on which they are not regularly scheduled to work.

  9. Work During Scheduled Days of Rest for Ten (10) Hour Shift and Ten (10) Hour Training Relief Shift

    1. The Company recognizes the first day of rest to be Sunday and the second day of rest to be Friday. Work performed during the first and second day of rest is paid at time and one-half (1-1/2X).

    2. The Company recognizes the third day of rest to be Saturday. Work performed during the third day of rest is paid at double time (2X).

  10. Work During Holidays

    1. Eight (8) Hour Shift

      1. In addition to any holiday allowance to which they may be entitled for the holiday, a SPO who works on any of the holidays listed in Article X will be paid as follows:

        1. ) For work during their regular schedule, at the rate of time and one-half (1-1/2X) their hourly rate for hours actually worked.

        2. ) For any hours worked outside their regular schedule, at the rate of double time (2X) their hourly rate.

      2. If a SPO is excused from work on a holiday, the hours will be counted as hours worked in computing overtime over forty (40) hours per week.

      3. For purposes of holiday premium compensation, a SPOs holiday is a workday starting at 5:30 a.m. and ending twenty-four (24) hours later, on which they are scheduled to observe a holiday in accordance with Article X, Section 2, of this Agreement.

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

      1. In addition to any holiday allowance to which a SPO may be entitled for the holiday, a SPO who works on the day observed as any of the ten (10) holidays listed in Article X will be paid as follows:

        1. ) For the work during their regular schedule, at the rate of time and one-half (1-1/2X) their hourly rate for hours actually worked.

        2. ) For any hours actually worked outside their regular schedule, at the rate of double time (2X) their hourly rate.

      2. If an employee is excused from work on a holiday, the hours will be counted as hours worked in computing overtime over forty (40) hours per week.

    3. Twelve (12) Hour Shift

      1. Holiday allowance for SPOs on a twelve (12) hour shift will be eight (8) hours. In addition to the maximum limit of eight (8) hours holiday allowance to which they may be entitled for the holiday, a SPO who works on any of the holidays listed in Article X will be paid as follows:

        1. ) For work during their regularly scheduled day, they will receive the rate of time and one-half (1-1/2X) their hourly rate for hours actually worked.

        2. ) For any hours actually worked outside their regular schedule, at the rate of double time (2X) their hourly rate.

        3. ) The eight (8) hours holiday allowance is not counted as hours worked in computing overtime.

      2. For SPOs who do not work a scheduled holiday, the following will apply:

        1. ) If a SPO is not scheduled to work the holiday as part of their regular schedule, only eight (8) hours allowance is paid. These hours are not counted in computing overtime.

        2. ) If a SPO is excused and it is a normally scheduled workday, twelve (12) hours allowance is paid. The twelve (12) hours will be counted as hours worked in computing overtime.

      3. SPOs assigned to a rotating shift will work the holiday if their shift schedule falls on the holiday unless they are released, manpower permitting, based on seniority or on approved vacation.

    4. For purposes of holiday premium compensation, the holiday begins at 5:30 a.m. on the day of the holiday and ends twenty-four (24) hours later at 5:30 a.m. of the following calendar day.

    5. 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 they will be required to work on the holiday, they will be paid for such work at the double time (2X) rate.

  11. Overtime Transportation

    The Company will provide transportation home, if required, to SPOs who are forced to work hold over overtime that exceeds normal post hold over assignments.

    Normal hold over assignments are not greater than one (1) hour, except that on days for safety meetings that time is increased, as needed, to accommodate those meetings.

    In the event experience indicates the need to reduce or increase these times, the Company and the Union will meet to discuss these changes.


  12. Extended Work

    Any work performed on a SPOs scheduled day off that extends beyond the original scheduled hours offered, will be paid at double time (2X). This does not include normal face-to-face holdover assignments unless the SPO has exceeded fifty-two (52) hours worked in the workweek.


  13. Reporting Time Pay

    SPOs who are sent home for lack of work after reporting in for work outside a SPOs regularly scheduled work day or in accordance with instructions from their supervision will receive not less than the equivalent of four (4) hours pay at their straight time rates.


  14. Canceled Overtime Pay

    SPOs who are given firm notice to report for overtime will receive an amount equivalent to two (2) hours pay at their straight time rate if such notice is canceled or changed after they have completed their last regular schedule prior to the starting time of such overtime assignment. SPOs will likewise be expected to fulfill their overtime commitments.


  15. Overtime Stipend

    1. Eight (8) Hour Shift

      1. SPOs who work at least ten (10) hours will receive five ($5.00) dollars. An additional five ($5.00) dollars will be provided at approximately six (6) hour intervals except as provided in 3) below.

      2. SPOs called in with less than eight (8) hours notice, will be provided with five ($5.00) dollars at approximately six (6) hour intervals except as follows:

        The five ($5.00) dollars will not be provided for SPOs in cases where the expiration of the six (6) hour period falls within one-half (1/2) hour of the time the SPO is to be relieved from their work assignment.


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

      1. SPOs who work at least twelve (12) hours will receive five ($5.00) dollars. An additional five ($5.00) dollars will be provided at approximately six (6) hour intervals, except as provided in 3. below.

      2. SPOs called in with less than eight (8) hours notice, will be provided with five ($5.00) dollars at approximately six (6) hour intervals, except as follows:

      3. The five ($5.00) dollars will not be provided for SPOs in cases where the expiration of the six (6) hour period falls within one half (1/2) hour of the time the SPO is to be relieved from their work assignment.

    3. Twelve (12) Hour Shift

      1. SPOs who work at least fourteen (14) hours will receive five ($5.00) dollars. An additional five ($5.00) dollars will be provided at approximately six (6) hour intervals except in cases where the expiration of the six (6) hour period falls within one-half (1/2) hour of the time the SPO is to be relieved from their work assignment.

      2. SPOs called in with less than eight (8) hours notice, will be provided with five ($5.00) dollars at approximately six (6) hour intervals, except in cases where the expiration of the six (6) hour period falls within one-half (1/2) hour of the time the SPO is to be relieved from their work assignment.

      3. No overtime stipend will be provided for the twelve (12) hour shift except as specified above

  16. Assignments of Overtime

    1. The Company will assign overtime as equally as practicable within each of the designated overtime groups. Once an SPO reports for duty and begins an overtime assignment, they will work a minimum of two (2) hours. If management does not have a required assignment at the end of the two (2) hours, the SPO will have the option to remain on the clock until the time offered has expired.

    2. Overtime assignments will be offered to qualified SPOs on duty including SPOs on straight shift assignments on the basis of accumulated overtime hours. Overtime will be offered to SPOs who are among those low in recorded overtime hours in that group. If the number of accumulated hours has become equal or if no overtime hours have been accumulated by the group, overtime will then be offered on the basis of seniority. Overtime hours offered to SPOs and refused will be charged to the refusing SPOs accumulated overtime record.
      If holdover requirements are not fulfilled by going through the list of accumulated overtime hours or by seniority, the least senior qualified SPO in that group (not working) will be required to work the overtime assignment.

    3. Overtime will not be offered to SPOs who are to be released thirty (30) minutes or more prior to the end of the shift for an excused reason. Notification of the reason for absence is to be given to management within one (1) hour after the start of the shift.

  17. Casual Overtime

    It is not intended that SPOs who report to their work locations early, be considered as a standby crew and such SPOs will not be assigned duties prior to the starting time of their regular shift except under emergency circumstances. In the event SPOs are assigned such duties, they will be paid not less than the equivalent of four (4) hours pay at regular straight time rates or double time (2X) for all hours worked, whichever is greater.
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