Kastle Contract (2016)

AGREEMENT
BETWEEN
KASTLE SYSTEMS
 AND
COMMUNICATIONS WORKERS OF AMERICA, AFL-CIO
(CWA, KASTLE – I & S)

2016 – 2019

INDEX

ARTICLE 1  —  TERM………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 1

ARTICLE 2  —  RECOGNITION……………………………………………………………………………………………. 1

ARTICLE 3  —  UNION SECURITY………………………………………………………………………………………. 1

ARTICLE 4  —  DEDUCTION OF UNION DUES……………………………………………………………………. 2

ARTICLE 5  —  NON-DISCRIMINATION……………………………………………………………………………… 3

ARTICLE 6  —  ADJUSTMENT OF DISPUTES AND ARBITRATION…………………………………….. 3

ARTICLE 7  —  DISCHARGE, SUSPENSION AND DEMOTION……………………………………………. 4

ARTICLE 8  —  SENIORITY – LAYOFF………………………………………………………………………………… 5

ARTICLE 9  —  HOURS OF WORK AND OVERTIME…………………………………………………………… 6

ARTICLE 10  –  PAID HOLIDAYS ……………………………………………………………………………………….. 8

ARTICLE 11  –  VACATIONS……………………………………………………………………………………………….. 8

ARTICLE 12  –  MANAGEMENT RIGHTS……………………………………………………………………………. 9

ARTICLE 13  –  FUNERAL LEAVE………………………………………………………………………………………. 9

ARTICLE 14  –  MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS………………………………………………………………… 9

ARTICLE 15  –  SHORT TERM SICKNESS AND ACCIDENT LEAVE………………………………….. 10

ARTICLE 16  –  SAFETY AND HEALTH ……………………………………………………………………………. 10

ARTICLE 17  –  COMPANY PLANS …………………………………………………………………………………… 12

ARTICLE 18  –  BULLETIN BOARDS…………………………………………………………………………………. 12

ARTICLE 19  –  JURY DUTY………………………………………………………………………………………………. 12

ARTICLE 20  –  NO STRIKE — NO LOCKOUT …………………………………………………………………… 13

ARTICLE 21  –  CLASSIFICATIONS AND WAGE RATES…………………………………………………… 14

ARTICLE 22  –  SALE OF BUSINESS………………………………………………………………………………….. 15

                      SIGNATURES………………………………………………………………………………………………….16

APPENDIX A  –  AUTHORIZATION FOR UNION DUES PAYROLL DEDUCTION……………………17