RI Council 94, AFSCME, AFL-CIO

Local 2044

 

 

 

            Article 5  Hours of Work

            Section 5.2 

 

Employees will be paid at their base rate of pay for all hours worked as part of their regular work schedule.  All work performed in excess of 37 ½ hours will be compensated at the rate of 1 ½ (one and one-half times).

 

            Section 5.3

           

Employees assigned by the Director of Human Resources to work in a higher classification for a period of three (3) or more days shall be compensated at the rate of the higher classification as of the first day of the assignment in the higher classification.

           

            Section 5.4 

 

Category 3 employees in administrative offices and secondary school offices shall work a regular day of seven and one-half hours, five days a week, Monday through Friday, while schools are in session.  When school is not in session, employees will have the option of working six and one-half hours or their regular school year schedule.  Employees will be paid only for hours worked.

                     

      Section 5.5 

 

Category 2 employees in secondary school offices shall work a regular day of seven and one-half hours, five days a week, Monday through Friday, while schools are in session.  When school is not in session, employees will have the option of working six and one-half hours or their regular school year schedule. Employees will be paid only for hours worked.

 

            Section 5.6  

 

Category 2 employees in elementary school offices shall work a regular day of seven hours, five days a week, Monday through Friday, while schools are in session.  When school is not in session, employees will have the option of working six hours or their regular school year schedule.  Employees will be paid only for hours worked. 

                       

 

 

 

 

 Section 5.7  

 

                        Category 2 employees in administrative offices shall work a regular day of                                 seven hours, five days a week Monday through Friday, while schools are in session.                   When school is not in session, employees will have the option of working six hours                      or their regular school year schedule.  Employees will be paid only for hours worked.

 

            Section 5.8  

 

Category 2 employees in administrative offices shall work          a regular day of six hours, five days a week Monday through Friday, while schools are in session.  When school is not in session, employees will have the option of    working five hours or their regular school year schedule.  Employees will be paid only for hours worked. 

 

            Section 5.9

 

All employees who elect to work the reduced summer/recess schedule will notify their immediate supervisor and the Director of Human Resources of their intentions prior to May 1st.  The   work day for all employees who elect the summer/recess work schedule option will begin at 8:00 a.m.

 

 

            Article 6    Categories of Employees

            Section 6.5 

 

                        Category 2 – Category 2 employees shall be offered by seniority, additional hours of                 work to replace the Chief Secretaries when they are on vacation during school                                 recesses or summer vacation.  If the building administrator deems that coverage                                 is not needed, a secretary will not be assigned to work.  If the building                                       administrator deems that the coverage is needed then the hours shall be offered to                                  all Category 2             employees in the building first and then to the most senior qualified*                   Category 1 or 2 employee, system wide, by seniority.  If no Category 1 or 2                                    secretaries from other   buildings select to cover the chief secretary’s vacation, then                  coverage will have to be shared by all category 2 employees in the building, based on                seniority.

 

                        *Has satisfactorily completed orientation and technology training for secondary                          schools (which will be provided) prior to implementation of the summer work                          schedule.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

            Article 7   Vacations

            Section 7.7    

                        In the event a holiday falls during a vacation period for a Category 3 employee                           then the employee will be paid for that holiday and not charged vacation time.

 

 

            Article 8

            Section 8.1   Holidays

 

All employees are entitled to the following paid holidays if they fall during a week school is in session and a person is scheduled to work.  If a holiday falls during a school recess period and a Category 1 or 2 employee is entitled to this recess period as earned vacation time then the employee will be paid for the holiday and not charged vacation time.  That vacation day can only be taken during the time period following the close of school but no later than June 30.

 

Labor Day                                                                    New Year’s Day

Columbus Day                                                  Martin Luther King, Jr., Day

Election Day on which all schools are closed                President’s Day

Veterans’ Day                                                              Good Friday

Thanksgiving Day                                                         Memorial Day

Day after Thanksgiving                                      *Independence Day

Christmas Day                                                              *Victory Day

 

*Also applicable to Category 2 employees if they are scheduled to work the week in which the holiday falls.

 

Whenever December 24 and December 31 fall on a workday, all offices system wide will close at 12:00 noon.  If either of the aforementioned days is taken as a vacation day, the secretary will be charged with one-half vacation day.

                                       

            Section 8.2  

 

                        In the event a holiday as listed above falls on a Saturday or Sunday and the                                district does not observe said holiday on either the Friday or Monday as a paid day off                then the employee will be paid for that holiday.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

            Article 9    Sick Leave

            Section 9.3  

 

                        The employee may be permitted to charge up to three (3) days per year when an                                   illness   occurs in the employee’s immediate family (father, mother, spouse, daughter,                son or other persons in the immediate household who are blood relatives of either                               spouse or who are under legal guardianship of the employee that requires the                             employee to care for the person who is ill).  Requests for absence due to family                                     illness under this section shall be supported         by a statement that the employee can                 make no other arrangements. 

 

            Section 9.6B 

 

                        Union members who have been part of the clerical bargaining unit and have worked                   for the Cranston Public Schools for ten years or more, shall receive compensation for                sick days they have accumulated at a rate of $20.00 per day for the total number of                    days accumulated.  Union members who have been part of the clerical bargaining                                   unit and have worked for the Cranston Public Schools for twenty (20) years and have                accumulated a   minimum of one hundred twenty (120) days, upon retiring from the                     Cranston Public Schools shall receive compensation for sick days they have                             accumulated at a rate of $50.00 per day for the total number of days accumulated.       

 

            Section 9.7 

 

                        All employees will receive a record of all accumulated sick leave before                                     December 31st of each year for the close of the previous school year.

 

 

            Article 14   Personal Leave  

            Section 14.1 

 

Each employee shall be entitled to full pay leave not to exceed three (3) days per year for personal business which cannot reasonably be done outside the work day.  Request for such leave must be submitted to the Executive Director or Director of Human Resources in writing at least five (5) working days prior to the day of the leave.  In emergencies, the employee may obtain oral permission from the immediate supervisor with the stipulation that a written request will be forwarded as soon as possible.  A maximum of 4 Secretaries (who work in schools) per day shall be allowed such personal days.

 

 

 

 

 

 

                       

            Article 18  Unpaid Leave Short Term

            Section 18.1 

 

                        Any member of the Bargaining Unit may request up to five (5)                                                   school days of leave of absence in any school year, without compensation.  No more                than two (2) days may be taken to extend a vacation.

 

 

            Article 21   Promotions/Seniority

            Section 21.1

 

…In the event the employer is aware of a vacancy that will occur by June 30th due to a resignation, retirement or other circumstance that will cause a bargaining unit position to become vacant, the employer will conduct a “job selection” process on the working day following the last day of school at a designated time and place. 

                                   

            Section 21.4  

 

                         ...In the event that two (2) or more employees begin work at the same time on                          the same date a lottery will be held to determine seniority.  This lottery will be held                    within 1 week of the date of appointment.

 

            Section 21.8b

           

                        All members affected by the bumping process will be called to a meeting                                                where written information will be provided for all positions eligible for consideration                 in the bumping process including any jobs left over from the jamboree, or postings or                  job selections.

 

 

            Article 22   Disciplinary Action

 

                        1.         Employees shall be subject to disciplinary action for just cause only, including                             but not limited to violating school department policy and procedure.

           

                        2.         In the event an employee is disciplined, the employee and Union shall be                                                notified in writing prior to any disciplinary action being taken.  The employee                              and the Union   shall have at least a working day’s notice prior to any                                               disciplinary action being taken.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                        3.         The employer agrees with the concept of progressive discipline.

 

                                    Disciplinary action shall include only the following:

 

                                                1.         Oral Warning

                                                2.         Written Warning

                                                3.         Suspension

                                                4.         Termination

 

                        4.         Suspensions and discharges shall be referred to Step 3 of the grievance                                                 procedure and the grievance shall be heard within 5 working days and the                                             written response shall be forwarded to the Union within 5 working days.

 

                        5.         All hearings shall be closed to the public.

 

                        6.         Any charges against an employee shall be in writing and signed by the person                             making the charges and a copy shall be sent to the employee against whom                                     the charges are made and the Union President.

 

                        7.         Verbal and written warnings shall have no effect after a period of 1 year for                               the purposes of future progressive disciplinary action.  For suspensions the                                 period of time shall be 2 years. 

 

 

            Article 24    Health Insurance

            Section 24.2  

                       

The Committee will provide Delta Dental Level I, II, III, IV with students to age 24 coverage.  Effective July 1, 2003 the Level IV maximum shall be $1,500.

           

                       

            Section 24.7  

 

                                    July 1, 2005                             Employees shall by payroll deduction pay 3% of                                                                                    the Medical and Dental Insurance premium.

 

                                    Effective Mar.1, 2006               $10.00 Co-Pay office visit

                                                                                    $50.00 Emergency Room Co-Pay

                                                                                    Prescriptions $5/$15 Co-Pay

 

                                    Effective July 1, 2006   Office visits $15.00 Co-Pay

 

 

 

 

 

            Section 24.8  

 

                        The Committee will grandfather in the existing thirteen (13)                                                        bargaining unit members who receive 40% buy back provision at the 2004-2005                                    rate(s).  If a buy back recipient opts out of their existing buy back they will not be                                  able to rejoin the buy back program.  The buy back provision will not be offered to                   the existing or new bargaining unit members.

 

 

            Article 26    Life Insurance   p.16

            Section 26.1   

 

The Committee shall provide a $20,000 Term Life Insurance policy for each employee.  Each secretary shall have the option to purchase up to an additional $125,000 of term insurance.  This policy is subject to the terms and conditions of the plan as specified by the agreement between the Cranston School Committee and Local 2044.  The Agreement benefits and procedures are incorporated in the Fort Dearborn Insurance Company Policy.

 

 

            Article 27    Storm days or Emergency        

            Section 27.2  

                       

…If Administration asks an employee to work overtime, the employee will be paid said overtime even if the employee had selected reduced hours for that year.

 

 

            Article 31   Longevity           

            Section 31.2

                       

                        Employees shall receive a longevity increment as follows:

 

                                                                                                2005-               2006-               2007-

                                                                                                2006                2007                2008

 

                        after completion of 10 yrs of service                  $375                $475                $575

                        after completion of 15 yrs of service                  $475                $575                $675

                        after completion of 20 yrs of service                  $575                $675                $775   

 

 

 

 

 

 

           

 

            Article 35 Wages

 

                                    July 1, 2005                 $1.00 per hour increase

 

                                    July 1, 2006                 3% increase

                                                                        Add $.60 to Step 7

 

                                    July 1, 2007                 3% increase

 

                                    New Step 8 which will be $.35 higher than Step 7

 

 

Personnel Files

 

                        All employees shall have access to his or her own personnel files.  Employees shall                     be given copies of any documents contained in his or her own personnel file upon                                 request.  A notice of at least 24 hours is required.

           

 

            Mileage

           

                        Secretaries, for whom the use of a car is necessary, shall be paid based upon IRS                                  regulation I.R.B., 924 (Standard Mileage Rates Set).

 

 

 

 

 

                                                           Proposed Salary Schedule

July 1, 2005 - June 30, 2006

                                                                   $1.00 Increase

 

           STEP

 

              A

 

              B

 

              C

 

              D

 

1

 

$13.78

 

$13.19

 

$12.98

 

$12.47

 

2

 

$14.45

 

$14.04

 

$13.82

 

$13.33

 

3

 

$15.16

 

$14.63

 

$14.40

 

$13.91

 

4

 

$15.97

 

$15.46

 

$15.24

 

$14.75

 

5

 

$16.83

 

$16.23

 

$16.01

 

$15.51

 

6

 

$17.52

 

$16.96

 

$16.72

 

$16.23

 

7

 

$17.67

 

$17.09

 

$16.89

 

$16.38

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                         July 1, 2006- June 30, 2007

                                                            3% - plus 60c for step 7                                               

 

           STEP

 

              A

 

              B

 

              C

 

              D

 

1

 

$14.19

 

$13.59

 

$13.37

 

$12.84

 

2

 

$14.88

 

$14.46

 

$14.23

 

$13.73

 

3

 

$15.61

 

$15.07

 

$14.83

 

$14.33

 

4

 

$16.45

 

$15.92

 

$15.70

 

$15.19

 

5

 

$17.33

 

$16.72

 

$16.49

 

$15.98

 

6

 

$18.05

 

$17.47

 

$17.22

 

$16.72

 

7

 

$18.80

 

$18.20

 

$18.00

 

$17.47

 

                                                        July 1, 2007 - June 30, 2008                                           

                                                         3% plus 35c for new step 8

 

           STEP

 

              A

 

              B

 

              C

 

              D

 

1

 

$14.62

 

$14.00

 

$13.77

 

$13.23

 

2

 

$15.33

 

$14.89

 

$14.66

 

$14.14

 

3

 

$16.08

 

$15.52

 

$15.27

 

$14.76

 

4

 

$16.94

 

$16.40

 

$16.17

 

$15.65

 

5

 

$17.85

 

$17.22

 

$16.98

 

$16.46

 

6

 

$18.59

 

$17.99

 

$17.74

 

$17.22

 

7

 

$19.36

 

$18.75

 

$18.54

 

$17.99

 

8

 

$19.71

 

$19.10

 

$18.89

 

$18.34