ARTICLE I ‑ PAID HOLIDAYS

 

Section 1 ‑

 

Holiday provisions currently applicable to regularly assigned and extra yard ground service employees (conductors (foremen), brakemen (helpers), switchtenders and car retarder operators) are unchanged. except in the following respects:

  (a) Add the following provision to be applicable to the qualifying conditions for extra yard service employees:

 For purposes of this Agreement, the workweek for extra yard service employees shall be Monday through Friday, both days inclusive. If the holiday falls on Friday, Monday of the succeeding week shall be considered the workday immediately following. If the holiday falls on Monday, Friday of the preceding week shall be considered the workday immediately proceeding the holiday.

 NOTE:            This work week shall not be applied to extra yard service employees who have scheduled days off other than Saturday and Sunday, in which event the same principles outlined above will apply in determining the workdays immediately proceeding and following the holiday.

  (b) Substitute the following provision in lieu of existing rules governing payment for service rendered on the seven specified paid holidays:

 Yard service employees who work on any of the seven specified holidays shall be paid at the rate of time and one‑half for all services performed or, the holiday with a minimum of one and one‑half times the race for the basic day.

 Section 2 ‑

 The following provisions shall apply to regularly assigned engineers. firemen. hostlers and hostler helpers represented by an organization party hereto in yard service, and regularly assigned road service employees paid on a daily basis:

  (a) Each regularly assigned engineer, fireman, hostler and hostler helper represented by an organization party hereto in yard service. and each regularly assigned road service employee in local freight service, including road switchers roustabout runs, mine runs. or other miscellaneous service employees. who are confined to runs of 100 miles or less and who are therefore paid on a daily basis without a mileage component, and who meet the qualifications set forth in paragraph (c) hereof, shall receive one basic day's pay at the rate for the class and craft of service in which last engaged for each of the following enumerated holidays when such holidays fall on the assigned workday of the work week of the individual employees

 New Year's Day

Washington's Birthday

Decoration Day

Fourth of July

Labor Day

Thanksgiving Day

Christmas Day

 Only one basic day's pay shall be paid for the holiday irrespective of the number of shifts or trips worked.

 NOTE :          When any of the above‑listed holidays fall on Sunday, the day observed by the State or Nation shall be considered the holiday.

  (b) Any of the employees described in paragraph (a) hereof who works on any of the holidays listed in paragraph (a) hereof shall be paid at the rate of time and one‑half for all services performed on the holiday with a minimum of one and one‑half times the rate for the basic day.

  (c) To qualify for holiday pay, a regularly assigned employee referred to in paragraph (a) hereof must be available for or perform service as a regularly assigned employee In the classes of service referred to on the work days immediately preceding and following such holiday, and if his assignment works on the holiday, the employee must fulfill such assignment. However: a regularly assigned employee whose assignment is annulled, cancelled or abolished, or a regularly assigned employee who is displaced from a regular assignment as a result thereof on (1) the workday immediately preceding the holiday. (2) the holiday, or (3) on the workday immediately following the holiday will not thereby be disqualified for holiday pay provided he does not lay off on any of such days and makes himself available for service on each of such days excepting the holiday in the event the assignment does not work on the holiday, and the holiday falls on a workday of his assignment. If the holiday falls on the last day of an employee's work week, the first workday following his "days off" shall be considered the workday immediately following. If the holiday falls on the first work day of his work week, the lost workday of the preceding work week shall be considered the workday immediately preceding the holiday.

  (d) Weekly or monthly guarantees shall be modified to provide that where a holiday falls on the workday of the assignment, payment of a basic day's pay pursuant to paragraph (a) hereof, unless the regularly assigned employee fails to qualify under paragraph (e) hereof, shall be applied toward such guarantee. Nothing in this Section shall be considered to create a guarantee where none now exists, or to change or modify rules or practices dealing with the carrier's right to annul assignments on the holidays enumerated in paragraph (a) hereof.

  (e) That part of all rules, agreements. practices or understandings which require that crew assignments or individual assignments In the classes of service referred to in paragraph (a) hereof be worked a stipulated number of days per week or month will not apply to the seven holidays heroin referred to ; but when such an assignment Is not worked on a holiday. the holiday payment to qualified employees provided by this rule will apply.

  (f) As used in this rule, the terms, "workday" and "holiday" refer to the day to which service payments are credited.

 Section 3 ‑

 The following provisions shall apply to extra engineers, firemen, hostlers and hostler helpers represented by an organization party hereto on seniority rosters that confine exercise of seniority to a particular yard or yards.

  (a) Extra engineers, firemen, hostlers and hostler helpers represented by an organization party hereto on seniority rosters which confine the exercise of seniority to a particular yard or yards, who meet the qualifications provided in paragraph (b) of this Section 3 shall receive one basic day's pay at the pro‑rata, rate on any of the following holidays:

 New Year's Day

Washington's Birthday

Decoration Day

Fourth of July

Labor Day

Thanksgiving Day

Christmas Day

 if any of the above‑designated holidays falls on a workday of the workweek as defined in paragraph (c) hereof.

 Only one basic day's pay shall be paid for the holiday irrespective of the number of shifts worked. If more than one shift is worked on the holiday, the allowance of one basic day's pay shall be at the rate of pay of the first tour of duty worked.

 NOTE:           When any of the above‑listed holidays falls on Sunday, the day observed by the State or Nation shall be considered the holiday.

  (b)   To qualify, an extra yard service employee must ‑

  (1) perform yard service on the calendar days immediately preceding and immediately following the holiday, and be available for yard service the full calendar day on the holiday, or,

  (2)      be available for yard service on the full calendar days immediately preceding and immediately following the holiday and perform yard service on such holiday, or,

  (3)      if such employee cannot qualify under Section 3 (b) (1) or (b) (2). then in order to qualify he must be available for yard service on the full calendar days immediately preceding and immediately following and the holiday, or perform yard service on any one or more of such days and be so available on the other day or days.

 NOTE:           For the purpose of Section 3(b) (1), (2) and (3), an extra yard service employee will be deemed to be available if he is ready for yard service and does not lay off of his own accord, or if he is required by the carrier to perform other service within that yard in accordance with rules and practices on the carrier.

  (c) For purposes of this Section 3, the workweek for extra yard service employees shall be Monday through Friday, both days inclusive. If the holiday falls on Friday, Monday of the succeeding week shall be considered the workday immediately following. If the holiday falls on Monday, Friday of the preceding week shall be considered the workday immediately preceding the holiday.

 NOTE:            This work week shall not be applied to extra yard service employees who have scheduled days off other than Saturday and Sunday, in which event the same principles outlined above will apply in determining the work days immediately preceding and following the holiday.

  (d) Any of the extra yard service employees described in paragraph (a) of this Section 3 who works on any of the holidays listed therein shall be paid at the rate of time and one‑half for all services performed on the holiday with a minimum of one and one‑half times the rate for the basic day.

  (e) As used in this Section 3, the terms "calendar day" and "holiday" on which yard service is performed refer to the day to which service payments are credited.

 NOTE 1: An employee subject to this Section 3 whose service status changes from an extra yard service employee to a regularly assigned yard service employee or vice versa on one of the qualifying days shall receive the basic day's pay provided in paragraph (a) of Section 3 provided (1) he meets the qualifications set forth in paragraph (b) of Section 3 on the day or days he is an extra service

            employee, and (2) he meets the qualifications set forth in paragraph (c) of Section 2 on the day or days he is a regularly assigned yard service employee, provided further,        that a regularly assigned yard service employee who voluntarily changes his service status to an extra yard service      employee on any of the three qualifying days shall not be entitled to receive the pay provided for in paragraph (a) of Section 3.

 NOTE 2: The term "yard service" as used herein applies only to yard service paid for on an hourly or daily basis and subject to yard rules and working conditions.

 

 

ARTICLE X ‑ HOLIDAY  PAY

Effective January 1, 1968, the existing rule covering pay for holidays, set forth in Article IV of the Agreement of April 5, 1957 as amended by Article I of the Agreement of November 30, 1960 and Article I. Section 1 of the Agreement of June 25, 1964, and in Article I, Section 2, of the Agreement of June 25, 1964 and the letter of understanding dated November 7, 1966, is hereby amended to provide that:

  (a) An eighth paid holiday, to be designated and added to the list of the seven enumerated holidays now provided in the above identified Agreements, shall be included and identified as, and the Employee's Birthday"

  (b) The requirement that a designated holiday must fall on a workday of the workweek of the individual employee for him to receive holiday pay will be eliminated by striking out the following language now contained in Section 2(a) of Article IV, Agreement of April 5, 1957, and in Section 2(a) of Article 1, Agreement of June 25Y 1964:

 ". . . When such holidays fall on an assigned workday of the work week of the individual employee"

  and the following language now contained in Section 2(b) of Article IV, Agreement of April 5, 1957, as amended , and in Section 2(c) of Article I, Agreement of June 25, 1964:

. . . and the holiday falls on a workday of his assignment. "

  and the provisions of Section 1(a) of Article I, Agreement of June 25, 1964 shall also be eliminated.

  (c) The eighth paid holiday, the "Birthday Holiday", shall be applied in the following manner:

            (i) The employee must qualify for his birthday holiday in the same manner as other designated holidays, except that

he will not be required to work or be available for work on the birthday holiday to qualify for holiday pay if he so elects by giving reasonable notice to his supervisor of his intention to be off on the birthday holiday.

  (ii) An employee whose birthday falls on February 29, may, on other than leap years, by giving reasonable notice to his supervisor, have February 28 or the day immediately preceding the first day during which he is not scheduled to work following February 28 considered as his birthday for the purposes of this Article. If an employee's birthday falls on one of the seven listed holidays, he may, by giving reasonable notice to his supervisor, have the following day or the day immediately preceding the first day during which he is not scheduled to work following such holiday considered as his birthday for the purposes of this Article.

  (d) When one or more designated holidays fall during the vacation period of the employee, his qualifying days for holiday pay purposes shall be his workdays immediately preceding and following the vacation period. In road service, lost days preceding or following the vacation period due to the away. from‑home operation of the individual's run shall not be considered to be workdays for qualifying purposes.

  (e) Not more than one time and one‑half payment will be allowed, in addition to the "one basic day's pay at the pro rata rate," for service performed during a single tour of duty on a holiday which is also a work day, a vacation day, and/or the Employee's Birthday.

 

ARTICLE IV ‑ HOLIDAYS

 Effective January 1, 1973, the existing rule covering pay for holidays, set forth in Article I of the Agreement of June 25, 1964, as amended, is hereby amended to designate Veterans Day as a ninth paid holiday and to add it to the list of enumerated holidays now provided in such Agreement, as amended.

 

ARTICLE III HOLIDAYS

               Section 1.

 In 1976, Christmas Eve (the day before Christmas is observed) will be added to the list of paid holidays for employees receiving holiday pay. Details of the holiday provision will be agreed upon by the parties by July 1, 1975.

            Section 2.

 The National Carriers' Conference Committee. on behalf of the carriers party to this Agreement, may exercise a national option prior to January 1, 1976 to substitute Good Friday for the birthday holiday effective January 1. 1976, for the employees represented by the United Transportation Union.

 

ARTICLE IV - HOLIDAYS

 

                     Effective January 1, 1983, the national holiday provisions will be

           revised to add the day after Thanksgiving Day and to substitute New Year's

           Eve (the day before New Year's Day is observed) for Veterans Day.

                     The holiday pay qualifications for Christmas Eve - Christmas shall

           also be applicable to the Thanksgiving Day - day after Thanksgiving Day and

                        the New Year's Eve - New 'Year's Day holidays