Member Educational Handouts
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.
& holidays per year
(3 yrs seniority)
fight to keep your job
|lose your job|
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)