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APPENDICES

APPENDIX A. RATES OF PAY
Section 1. The following wage increases shall be made during the term of this Agreement:
Effective 8/1/2017
Each full-time employee shall receive a one-time lump sum wage increase of $900.00. Each part-time employee shall receive a one-time lump sum wage increase of $450.00. Said increases shall not become apart of the employee’s base hourly rate.
Effective 2/1/2017 1%
Effective 8/1/2017 1%
Effective 2/1/2017 2%
Effective 8/1/2017 1%
Effective 2/1/2017 3%

Section 2. The wage adjustments shall be applicable to the hourly or weekly rates of pay being received at the effective date of each increase. The increases shall be applied to all classifications and employees included in the bargaining unit.

Section 3. All employees shall remain on the pay plan under which they were hired or currently work regardless of position or classification changes.

APPENDIX B. WAGE RATES
Section 1. The top wage rate for Bus and Rail Operators who collect fares shall be as follows:
8/1/2017
$20.40
2/1/2017
$20.60
8/1/2017
$20.81
2/1/2017
$21.23
8/1/2017
$21.44
2/1/2017
$22.08

Bus and Rail Operators performing work not requiring fare collection shall receive 10 cents per hour less than the applicable Operator rates.

Section 2. The starting rates for all bargaining unit employees in Grades 1-6 (except Paratransit and Community Circulator Operators Grade 1) and employees listed in Attachment A shall be a percentage of the top rate as follows:
A. Employees hired before 11/8/94: 
    First year of service:65%
    Second year of service:70%
    Third year of service:80%
    Fourth year of service:90%
    Thereafter:100%
 
B. Employees hired on or after 11/8/94: 
    0 to 12 months60%
    13 to 24 months65%
    25 to 36 months70%
    37 to 48 months80%
    49 to 60 months90%
    61 months and over100%

Section 3. The top rate for Paratransit and Community Circulator Operators shall be 90% of the top Bus and Rail Operator rate. Starting rates for all Paratransit and Community Circulator Operators shall be a percentage of the top rate as follows:
A. Employees hired before 11/8/94: 
    First year of service:65%
    Second year of service:70%
    Third year of service:80%
    Fourth year of service and thereafter:90%
B. Paratransit and Community Circulator Operators     hired on or after 11/8/94: 
    0 to 12 months60%
    13 to 24 months65%
    25 to 36 months70%
    37 to 48 months80%
    49 months and over90%
C. Paratransit and Community Circulator Operators     hired on or after 11/14/98: 
    0 to 12 months55%
    13 to 24 months60%
    25 to 36 months65%
    37 to 48 months70%
    49 to 60 months80%
    61 months and over90%

Section 4. The wages of all salaried employees in the bargaining unit shall further be adjusted to the nearest half dollar of such increase.

Section 5. Cost of Living Adjustments shall not be made for the duration of this agreement.

Section 6. The Paratransit Supervisors Grade 5 and 6 shall be paid the same rate as Bus Operator Supervisors Grades 5 and 6.

Section 7. Skill Premium-- The skill premium, including the July 31, 2017 adjustments, shall be incorporated into the base rates for all purposes including overtime, pension and future wage adjustments.

Section 8. Hiring Progression

  1. Effective on November 14, 2017 employees newly hired into the classifications set forth in Section 9, below, shall serve the following wage progression:
    0 to 12 months75% of the top rate
    13 to 24 months85% of the top rate
    25 to 36 months90% of the top rate
    37 months and over100% of the top rate

  2. Effective November 14, 2017 employees in the classifications set forth in Attachment A who are currently within the 60 month progression scale shall have their wage rates adjusted as follows: Employees at steps one and two (60% and 65% rates) shall move to new step one (75% rate) immediately and progress to new step two after 12 months of service in new step one, and to new step three after 24 months of service, and to the top rate after 36 months from the date of moving to new step one. Employees at step three (70% rate) shall move to new step one (75% rate) immediately and progress to new step two after 36 months of actual total service, and to new step three after 48 months of total service, and to the top rate after 60 months of total service. Employees at step four (80% rate) shall progress to new step three after 48 months of total service, and to the top rate after 60 months of total service. Employees at step five (90% rate) shaH progress to the top rate after 60 months of total service.

    Section 9.
    MECHANIC POSITIONSMECHANIC POSITIONS
    Job Class.Job TitleJob Class.Job Title
    442Bus547Equip. Repair Leader
    442Rail548Maintenance Technician
    443Unit Rebuild lnsp. and Exp. 549 Maintenance Leader
    444Radio Technician550Signal Maintenance Tech.
    445Electronic Maintainer551Electronic Technician
    446Body Mechanic Bus/Rail552Special Equipment OP/Mech.
    447Rail553R T A/C Mechanic
    447Bus554PARATRANSIT Group Leader
    448Sub Maintainer555Upholsterer
    450Signal Maintenance556Equipment Spray Painter
    452Track Maintainer566Certified Welder
    453Line Maintainer567Motor Repair Leader
    455Upholsterer598Material Mechanic Technician
    458Maintainer612Vehicle Maintenance Instructor
    459R T Electrical Maintainers623Asst. R T Shop Supervisor
    521R T Body Mechanic624Electronics Technician
    522R T Equip Electrician638Coach Inspector
    523R T Equip Mechanic641Body Section Technician
    524R T Brake Mechanic642Unit Replacement Section Tech.
    525R T Machinist643Unit Rebuild Section Technician
    526Machinist644Radio Technician
    527Underfloor Wheel Lathe645Asst. Section Supervisor
    528Brake Mechanic647Asst. Equipment Supervisor
    535Heating/AC Mechanic648Substation Maintainer
    536Assistant Technical Specialists649Assistant Maintenance Supervisor
    539Equipment Welder650Signal Technician
    541Equip. Body Mechanic651Lead Signal Technician
    542Equip. Elect. Unit Mech.652Assistant Track Supervisor
    543Equip. Electrician653Line Maintainer
    544Radio Technician654Special Equipment Operator/Mech.
    545Equipment Mechanic655Maintenance Specialist
    546Equip. Unit Mechanic660R T Technician
      698Lead Signal Maintainer

    APPENDIX C. PARATRANSIT WORK RULES
    Section 1. Per Resolution 1976-125, a new classification, Paratransit Operator, will be established. The Paratransit Operators will operate a vehicle with seating capacity less than 30 passengers, with or without a wheelchair lift. (In the event that RTA takes over operation of the county vehicles for mentally retarded, the operation of those vehicles would come under this classification).

    Section 2. All of the provisions of Part of the Conditions of the Employment will apply to the Paratransit Operators, including vacations, holidays, insurance, pensions, etc. Unless and until specifically negotiated between the parties, the provisions of Part II of the Conditions of Employment shall not apply to these employees except as indcated below.

    1. Paratransit Operators and extras shall be guaranteed 40 hours of work per week of five days. In the event that a contract is entered into with Cuyahoga County for transporting the mentally retarded, that work shall be combined with the Paratransit work. At this time, a 40-hour weekly guarantee will apply.

    2. Seniority provisions shall apply.

    3. Paratransit Operators shall have the right to pick schedules a minimum of two (2) times per year.

    4. Paratransit Operators shall have an opportunity to qualify for regular Operator work after a minimum of one year of service as a Paratransit Operator.

    5. Daily, weekly and day off overtime provisions shall apply.

    6. The uniform provision shall apply.

    7. Part II, Article 10, Cancellation of Assignment, provisions shall apply.

    8. The provisions of Part II, Article 20, governing Part-Time Operators shall apply.

    9. Paratransit work and regular Authority work will not be combined on the schedules.

    Section 3. Paratransit controllers will be regular RTA Grade 5 personnel.

    APPENDIX D. WORK RULES AND PROVISIONS APPLICABLE TO COMMUNITY CIRCULATOR OPERATIONS
    Section 1. A new classification, Community (or Neighborhood) Circulator Operator, will be established to operate community and/or neighborhood based services. These services will be initially operated in a fixed-route/fixed-schedule mode (i.e., service routed in a pre-established pattern with pre-scheduled time-points along the routing). It is envisioned, however, .that RTA will eventually provide neighborhood services that offer flexible routings that are more responsive to its patrons travel patterns. One example of this type of service is where a bus operates in a specific geographic area without fixed routing or time points (or limited time points) and vehicle trip patterns are governed by passenger trip origins and destinations. This type of service may require extensive operator knowledge of the street patterns in the area(s) being served and/or the use of electronic equipment to track and route the vehicles. These flexible services will be operated as Community Circulator service subject to the provisions indicated below.

    Section 2. All of the provisions of Part I of the Conditions of Employment will apply to the Community Circulator Operators, including vacations, holidays, insurance, pensions, etc. Unless and until specifically negotiated between the parties, no other provisions of the Conditions of Employment shall apply to these employees except as indicated below.

    1. Community Circulator Operators, full-time and part-time, shall be paid at the Paratransit Operator wage rate. The top rate for Community Circulator Operator shall be 90% of the top Bus and Rail Operator rate. Starting rates for all Community Circulator Operators shall be the percentage of the top rate as specified for Paratransit Operators in the Conditions of Employment, Appendix B, Section 3(A), (B) and (C).

    2. Full-time Community Circulator Operators shall be guaranteed 40 hours of work per week of five days.

    3. The ratio (percentages) of full-time and part-time Community Circulator Operators shall be determined on the basis of efficient and cost effective service delivery as determined by management. The numbers of part-time and full-time Community Circulator Operators shall be included in calculating the percentage of part-time operators system-wide as provided for in Part II, Article 20, Section 1(B).

    4. Seniority provisions shall apply using job classification seniority. Seniority ranking to break ties which occur when two or more operators enter the classification on the same date shall be determined based on the past practice for operators. Paratransit operators who transfer into Community Circulator Operator positions will be credited with additional Community Circulator job seniority based on the job seniority acquired in the Paratransit operator classification. The Authority will agree to preclude, after a 6-month period from date of contract ratification, transfers from Paratransit to Community Circulator that carry Paratransit seniority to the Community Circulator classification. The Authority’s normal transfer policy in accordance with the Merit System Rules will apply.

    5. Full-time Community Circulator Operators shall have the right to pick work assignments on a system-wide basis two times per year (per F below). Part-time Community Circulator Operator work is assignable and not subject to pick.

    6. All full-time work, runs and extra board, will be packaged at management’s discretion as either five/eight or four/ten work assignments. Five/eight work packages will have five (5) work days and two (2) off days. Four/ten work packages will have four (4) work days and three (3) off days, of which two off days shall be consecutive. The allocation of straight and swing runs and trippers shall be determined on the basis of efficient and cost effective service delivery as determined by management except that, on a system-wide basis, there shall be no less than fifty percent (50%) straight runs on weekdays, seventy-five percent (75%) straight runs on Saturdays and one hundred percent (100%) straight runs on Sundays.

    7. Any work that cannot be packaged as a five/eight or four/ten work assignment, or assigned to a part-time operator, will be assigned to the extra board.

    8. In straight runs not less than twelve percent (12%) of running time shall be scheduled for layover/recovery and meal break purposes. Within this period every straight run shall include no less than twenty (20) minutes between the second and sixth consecutive hours of work. For work other than straight runs, not less than ten percent (10%) of running time shall be scheduled for layover purposes.

    9. Community Circulator Operators shall have an opportunity to qualify for regular Operator work after a minimum of one (1) year of service as a Community Circulator Operator.

    10. Community Circulator Operators and Paratransit Operators are not interchangeable and their work will not be combined. Community Circulator work and other Authority work will also not be combined.

    11. Daily, weekly and day off overtime provisions shall apply.

    12. The uniform provision shall apply.

    13. Missing provision as amended shall apply.

    14. Part II, Article 10, Cancellation of Assignment, provision shall apply.

    15. A separate extra board for Community Circulator work shall be maintained by the Authority. The size of the extra board will be determined by absenteeism, including scheduled leaves and extra work. Extra board work for full-time Community Circulator Operators will be packaged as indicated in F above. Extra board work for part-time Community Circulator Operators will be assigned.

    Section 3. The following provisions shall apply to part-time Community Circulator Operators as specified below:

    1. Part-time Community Circulator Operators shall be covered under Part I, Articles 1 through 11, of the Conditions of Employment.

    2. Part time Community Circulator Operators shall not regularly work more than thirty (30) hours per week. For each one-half hour over 31 hours a part-time operator works, the Authority shall pay the straight-time regular operator rate to the most senior active employee at the involved district on a rotating basis. Payment shall be by separate check.

    3. Part-time Community Circulator Operators shall not be eligible for paid leave and fringe benefits applicable to full-time operators except as specifically provided herein. Part-time Community Operators shall be entitled to receive vacation pay as per Part I, Article 12 herein, on a pro rata basis (based upon the average number of hours worked by such employee in the previous year) and the health care contribution provided for in Part I, Article 15.

    4. Part-time Community Circulator Operators shall not accrue system, district or operator seniority while so employed. A part-time Community Circulator Operator who applies and is accepted for employment as a full-time Community Circulator Operator shall for all purposes accrue service or seniority only from the date of his/her hire as a full-time Community Circulator Operator. Part-time Community Circulator Operators shall accrue part-time Community Circulator Operator seniority which shall apply only to their own part-time group.

    5. Part-time Community Circulator Operators shall be paid at the same hourly wage rates as full-time Community Circulator Operators, subject to the hiring progression. For purposes of applying the hiring progression to part-time Community Circulator Operators, two thousand and eighty (2,080) hours worked shall be credited as one (1) year.

    6. Part-time Community Circulator Operators shall be paid for all time during which they are required by the Authority to perform any duties.

    7. Part-time Community Circulator Operators shall be eligible for the standard uniform contribution provided in Part II, Article 14, and shall be required to wear standard uniforms.

    8. Part-time Community Circulator Operators will continue to work when full-time Community Circulator Operators are on layoff. However, any laid-off full-time Community Circulator Operators shall have the right to bump in to a part-time Community Circulator Operator position in lieu of layoff.

    9. Part-time Community Circulator Operators may be used for the purpose of working trippers, parts of runs or trippers, the extra board and any work that may be assigned to the board. Based on service delivery needs and to the extent available, part-time Operators will be assigned to runs as well as trippers on weekends with the express purpose of creating more weekend off opportunities for full-time Operators.

    10. Part-time Community Circulator Operators working trippers or a five/eight assignment must complete their day’s work within twelve and one-half (1 2½) hours. Part-time operators working a four/ten assignment must complete their day’s work within fourteen (14) hours of platform time.

    11. Part-time Community Circulitor Operators shall be provided free transportation privileges for the nselves only on the RTA system.

    APPENDIX E. RULES GOVERNING OPERATION OF THE EXTRA BOARD
    Section 1. The following rules shall govern the method of handling Extra Operator’s Lists at the respective districts:

    1. Listing of Assignments on Board Mark-Up
      1. All work foreseen at 11:00 a.m., which signs on at or after 12:01 a.m. the following day, shall be filled by Extra Operators and such work shall be listed in the order of sign-on time. Vacancies in regular assignments which come to the attention of the District Superintendent by 11:00 am. of the day previous to assignment will be included in the 3:00 p.m. markup and listed in the order of sign-on time.

      2. Listing of Work Assignments for the following day shall be marked-up in time sequence order (i.e. all assignments with the same sign-on time) as follows:

        1. Straight Day Runs

        2. Split Day Runs

        3. Straight Afternoon Runs

        4. Split Afternoon Runs

        5. Straight Late Runs

        6. Split Late Runs

        7. Report

    2. Combining A.M. and P.M. Assignments

      1. When listing combination of A.M. and P.M. extra assignments, the two (2) assignments will be listed side by side. Uncombined extra assignments commencing after 12:01 p.m. may be withheld from the list of work to be filled.

      2. An Extra Operator who is marked-up to a definite assignment on the extra board and whose assignment is changed after the board is posted, will have his/her earnings for that day protected.

    3. Vacancies on Board Mark-Up

      1. All vacancies in assignments shall be posted in the run book and shall be filled by available qualified Extra Operators assigned to the District indicated as the regular sign-on and sign-off points in the assignment sheets.

      2. Regular Operators will not be required to work trippers.

      3. Extra Operators are first in order of utilization on all extra work.

    4. If an Extra Operator is left off the Board by mistake, he or she will be given open extras within the same time range and guaranteed no less than the earnings of the correct mark-up. The Operator will remain in the normal rotation spot for the next day.

    5. Extra Operators who do not have the required rest to begin their assignment due to the needs of service the preceding day will be permitted to take over their assignment at the first opportunity.

    6. The following will govern the assignment of Extra Operators:

      1. When marking-up or filling regular assignments with Extra Operators, the Extra Operator will be given the entire assignment, providing no violation of required rest would occur.

      2. The Extra List Assignments shall be posted in the District by 3:00 p.m. daily reflecting the next day’s assignment.

    7. Rotating List:
      Determining the number of Extra Operators available for work to be filled:

      1. Exclude Extra Operators scheduled to be absent on account of “requested day off” and absent for other reasons.

      2. The number of Operators to be rotated on the Extra List at each District shall be three (3) unless otherwise agreed between the District Superintendent and the Union President. Such rotation will not be changed except at the time of a pick.

    8. Need for Additional Operators for Extra Work on a Rotating Basis when the Extra Board has been exhausted and there is a need for additional Operators, those who have requested work on their off days shall be called to work in seniority order:

      1. Full-time Operators who have requested to work on their picked day(s) off shall be assigned to work in time order sequence early to late runs subject to rest and qualifications. Any full-time Operator who has requested work on his/her picked day off will be passed if that work will leave him/her unavailable to work his/her regular assignment.

        Any Operator passed will be placed at the top of the additional Operator list for the next off day. Those who are assigned work shall go to the bottom of the rotation list in the order that they were assigned.

      2. When the list of full-time Operators referred to above has been exhausted, part-time Operators may be utilized.

      3. All Operators desiring to perform work referred to in this Article shall file a Request to Work form with the District Superintendent at the time of pick of twenty-four (24) hours prior to 12:01 a.m. of the day work is to be performed. Operators will be required to fill new Request to Work forms when any district pick occurs. Operators desiring to have their names removed from the list shall give notice in writing to the District Superintendent at least twenty-four (24) hours prior to 12:01 a.m. of the day that the Operator wishes to cancel said request to work.

      4. Those Regular Operators, used as described above, will rotate as they are used on a daily basis so as to afford each Operator one (1) day’s work on a given day of the week before any Operator receives two (2) day’s work. Lack of qualifications and/or required rest will be considered reason for passing the Operator. The Operator passed will remain first out for work. The Union may review such records.

      5. The following procedure will be used in calling day-off Operators on their second or third day off, who have signified that they would not check for assignments on their second or third off day in this Article:

        1. When calls are made and the day off Operator is not at home, he/she wil[ be passed and no message left as his/her home.

        2. After the list of all “off day” Operators has been exhausted, and additional employees are still needed, the Dispatcher will again call those Operators whom he/she has not been able to contact previously. This procedure will also be followed after the extra board has been posted and the need arises for an additional Operator.

    9. No Operator will be assigned to more tlan one report.

    10. Operators reporting back for work from sick must do so before 11:00 am. on the day before they are scheduled to return.

    11. Operators must be given eight (8) hours between one day’s assignment and the next day’s assignment.

    12. Extra work combined and put on the board the day before shall not be changed.

    13. An extra board operator marked-up for a straight report is required to be available for work for a minimum of eight (8) hours. No such operator shall be required to be on duty more than fourteen (14) hours in a twenty-four (24) hour period unless some emergency circumstances exist that require same. In no event shall the operator be required to report for the next day’s assignment without having a minimum of eight (8) consecutive hours off within the above twenty-four (24) hour period.

    14. A straight report extra board operator who has been on report for three (3) continuous hours without catching an assignment shall be given “open work” that would sign off within the time frame as described above. At all times it shall be the duty of the “mark-up dispatcher” and “window dispatcher” to distribute work to report operators in the most cost-effective manner.

    15. Operators having missed may be placed on an open piece of work, but not in front of anyone on the board.

    16. When services require the use of operators who “missed,” the following rules apply:

      1. Regular operators who miss may be placed on an open piece of work, if qualified, but not before or in front of a reporting extra board operator on the day of the miss. However, efforts shall be made to give the operator work within a reasonable time frame of the time that the miss occurred.

      2. An extra board operator who is marked up to a run and “misses” may be given the latest open assignment closest to his/her position on the extra board for that day or placed on report.

      3. An extra board operator who is marked up to a straight report and misses may be placed on report upon arrival or given an open assignment closest to his/her position on the extra board on the day in question.

        In neither case (b and c) should the “miss” operator be given an open assignment before or in front of extra board operators within the same time range who did not “miss” on that day.

    17. In case a run is placed on the board by error, the extra operator that was assigned that run will be taken off the run and assigned open extras and given eight (8) or ten (10) hours guarantee, whichever is applicable. These Rules governing the operation of the Extra Board can only be changed after notifying the Union President or his or her designee, and if agreed to by the Union and Management.

 
 
 
SUMMARY LIST OF SIDE LETTERS OF AGREEMENT
Year Subject
2017 Revised Procedures for Station Attendants
2017 Agreement Clarifying Personal Day Off Provision
2017 Agreement Governing Holiday Pay
2017 Procedures for the Filling of Rail Station Attendant Positions
2017 Agreement re: Moral Claims for ATU Employees
2017 Agreement amending 2017 Station Attendant Agreement
2017 Agreement for ATU E-mail Access
2017 Agreement re: Part-time Operators Promoted at Brooklyn District
2017 Agreement re: Station Attendant Seniority
2017 Agreement re: Breathalyzer Testing
2017 Agreement for Limiting Adjustments to Skill Premium
2017 Agreement re: Majercak’s 447 Job Seniority
2017 Agreement re: Eligibility for Shoe Allowance
2017 Agreement re: Operator Refresher Training Program
2017 Agreement re: Sick Time Accrual
2017 Agreement re: New Year Vacation Eligibility
2017 Agreement re: 447 Transfers from Bus to Rail
 


 
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