|Industry Average||Old Contract||New Contract|
|Wages (Hourly)||$18.38||$18.32|| |
1st yr - $20.00 **
|Attendance Bonus||Varies||$125 every 320 consecutive hours worked|| |
$75 for initial 160 consecutive hours worked with no unexcused absence.
Each employee could earn an additional $1,040 under this program.
|Shift Premium||Varies||60¢/ hour||80¢/ hour|
|Monthly family health care premium per employee||$252/ month||$144/ month|| |
|Percent of Healthcare cost to employee||33%||20%||20%|
|Retirement Plan Benefits||Vary||65% multiplier||70% multiplier|
|Retiree Health||Generally not covered||Current retired employees pay $175/ month for five years after they retire|| |
Current retired employees continue to pay $175/ month for five years after they retire.
For employees who retire after the effective date of the new agreement, the retiree's share of the monthly premium will be set at $255 for the life of the new agreement.
In the event of a retiree's death prior to the end of the five-year eligibility period, the surviving spouse may continue coverage for the balance of the five year period, at the same monthly rate.
|Length of Contract||Varies||4 years||3 years|
|Vacation and Paid Holidays||9 paid holidays with a maximum of 160 hours of vacation||12 paid holidays with a maximum of 168 hours of vacation|| |
12 paid holidays with a maximum of 168 hours of vacation
Increase in vacation benefits for 1-4 year employees:
|Work week||5 - 8 hour days||4 - 10 hour days||4 - 10 hour days|