Know Your Rights!

KNOW YOUR RIGHTS

Member Educational Handouts

 

Health Insurance Enrollment

Workload Productivity

Worker Comp Health and Safety

Vacation and Sick Days

 

Post Orders Equipment Training

Our Right to be Union

Enforcing our Contract

Unity at the Worksite

 

Our Union

Our Ideal Worksite

Housing Foreclosure and Race

Jobs and Wages

 

Education

Our Industry

Our Economy

Neoliberalism

 

 

 

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What is the Union Difference?

A union is an organization of workers who have joined together to fight for better standards in our industry. By organizing, protesting and striking when needed, we have won real improvements from companies in comparison to workers who haven’t formed a union.

Company ABM Air Serv
Union/non-union Union non-Union
Hourly Pay $14.27 $8.00
Guaranteed Hours
per Week
40 NO
Health Insurance $35 $135
Sick, vacation
& holidays per year
(3 yrs seniority)
19 0
If boss
disciplines
you unfairly
file grievance,
fight to keep your job
lose your job

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Vacation and Time Off

Contract language for Full timers

 Paid Holidays: New Year’s Day, Labor Day, Memorial Day, Thanksgiving Day, Independence Day, and Christmas Day; and for janitorial, an additional floating holiday, and 3 hours on Christmas Eve.

Vacation: Full timers get the following vacation on their anniversary date for security or January 1st for janitorial, based on your seniority and hours worked the previous year

SENIORITY VACATION ACCRUAL RATE Equal to (if you work 2080 hours in a year)
0-3yrs(S) -1yr(J) .0192 hours per hour paid 40 hours/ 1 week
3-8yrs(S) 1-5yrs(J) .0385 hours per hour paid 80 hours/2 weeks
8+yrs(S) 6-10yrs(J) .0577 hours per hour paid 120 hours/3 weeks
11-19yrs(J) .0769 hours per hour paid 160 hours/4 weeks
20+yrs(J) .0962 hours per hour paid 200 hours/5 weeks

You can carry over up to 40 hours of unpaid vacation from the previous year.

To use your seniority, you must put in your request by March 31st (Security) or in the month of December (Janitorial) for any vacation for the year.  After that it is first come, first serve.

Paid Sick days: For Security – 2 days after 3 years, and 3 days after 5 years. For Janitorial – 1 day after 1 year.  2 days after 3 years, and 3 days after 5 years. You do not need a doctor’s note.  State law now says you can use this for sick family members, too

Disability Pay: For Security – if you are out of work for an illness or injury, after 8 days, you get paid 49% (effective 1/1/2015) of your regular weekly pay for up to 12 weeks.

For Janitorial – if you are out of work for an illness or injury, after 1-5 days, you get paid 60% of your regular weekly pay for up to 12 weeks.

(This is separate from workers’ compensation)

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