GCA and Local Unions L14 and L15 CBA 07.01.22 to 06.30.27

Agreement- GQA & Operating Engineers Locals 14-14B & 15-15A 07/01/22 thru 06/30/27

 

G.C.A- HEAVY CONSTRUCTION, EXCAVATION, DOCKBUILDING AND FOUNDATION WORK, BUILDING FOUNDATION WORK, PAVING AND ROAD BUILDING WORK, UTILITY WORK, TUNNEL WORK- OPERATING ENGINEERS LOCALS 14-14B & 15-15A

 

AGREEMENT

 

Between

 

MEMBERS OF THE GENERAL CONTRACTORS ASSOCIATION OF NEW YORK, INC.

 

AND

 

THE INTERNATIONAL UNION OF OPERATING ENGINEERS

 

LOCALS 14-14B& 15-15A

 

JULY 1, 2022JUNE 30, 2027

 

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LOCALS 14-14B& 15-15A

 

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Annuity Fund Contribution- Local No. 14-14B 74

 

Annuity Fund Contribution- Local No. 15-15A 80

 

Annuity Voluntary Fund Contributions- Local No. 14-14B 73

 

Apprentice Manning- Local No. 15-15A 57

 

Apprentice Manning- Local No. 14-14B 57

 

Apprentice & Training Fund Contribution- Local 15-15A 79

 

Apprentice Standards- Local No. 15 79

 

Apprentice Wage Rates Appendix A

 

Backhoes 33

 

Binding Subcontractors and Other Firms 71

 

Broad Form Comprehensive General Liability

 

Endorsement- Additional Persons Insured 53

 

Change House 54

 

Cherry Picker Over 70,000 lbs. GVW 54

 

Committee on New Equipment 58

 

Completeness of Agreement 3

 

Compressor Manning 52

 

Compressor, Welding & Maintenance Trucks 53

 

Computation of Welfare & Pension Fund Contribution

 

Local No, 15-15A 77

 

Computation of Welfare & Pension Fund Contributions

 

Local 14-14B 73

 

Concrete Pumps 51

 

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Concrete Pump Manning for Master Mechanic/

 

Working Foreman Maintenance Engineer Count 52

 

Consolidated Stamp- Local No. 14-14B 77

 

Consolidated Stamp- Local No. 15-15A 82

 

Coverage of Additional Employees under the Welfare

 

& Pension Fund- Local 15-15A 78

 

Declaration of Principles 2

 

Disputes 4

 

Drills 54

 

Drug Testing 56

 

Dues Checkoff- Local No. 14-14B 75

 

Dues Checkoff- Local No. 15-15A 79

 

Emergency Shutdown Language 9

 

Employee Assistance Program 56

 

Employees Covered by Agreement 8

 

Execution of Agreement 72

 

Hazardous/Toxic Waste/Asbestos Removal 56

 

Health and Safety Standing Committee 58

 

Heavy Construction Industry Fund 82

 

Heavy Construction Industry Jurisdictional Panel 7

 

Heavy Construction Work Defined 7

 

Holidays 11

 

Hours of Work 8

 

Intent of Agreement 71

 

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Intoxicating Beverages 56

 

Job Site Plants 53

 

Jurisdiction 3

 

Jurisdictional Disputes 7

 

Labor Management Cooperation Trust Fund 76

 

Land Pile Driving Rig (Auxiliary Equipment) 49

 

Land Pile Driving Rig (Vibratory Hammer) 49

 

Legality 84

 

Local 14 Defense Fund 76

 

Local 15 Defense Fund 81

 

Maintenance & Repair Work- Overtime Repair Work

 

At a Work Site 50

 

Marine Construction 47

 

Master Mechanic/Shop Steward 35

 

Medical Reimbursement Account Benefit Contributions

 

Local No. 15-15A 80

 

National Training Fund 81

 

New or Modified Equipment 55

 

Off-Shift Wage Rates 25

 

Operation of Dust Collectors 50

 

Other Union Agreements 7

 

Overtime 11

 

Paid Sick and Vacation Leave 85

 

Paid Family Leave 85

 

Paving- Asphalt Spreaders Used in Tandem 70

 

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Paving- Compensation to Employees when Equipment Is Moved to Another Job Location 70

 

Paving- Care of Machines 70

 

Paving- Master Mechanic 71

 

Paving- Necessity of Reporting for Work Each Day 70

 

Paving- Notice of Discontinuance of Employee’s Services 70

 

Paving- Number of Asphalt Engineers Required 70

 

Paving- Oiling and Greasing of Machines 70

 

Payment of Wages 10

 

Pension Fund Contributions- Local No. 14-14B 72

 

Pension Fund Contributions- Local No. 15-15A 77

 

Physical Examination 53

 

Political Action Committee 84

 

Powerhouse 47

 

Procedures of Grievance- Arbitration 5

 

Pumping 45

 

Purpose of Agreement 1

 

Repair and Maintenance of Hydraulic Diesel Drills 55

 

Saturday Employment- Maintenance Engineer 50

 

Shifting of Employees on Equipment 45

 

Shifts 9

 

Single Manned Machines Under the Jurisdiction of Local No. 14-14B 53

 

Spirit of Agreement 71

 

Storm Warning 9

 

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Term- Renewal 4

 

Termination of Employment During Work Stoppages 7

 

Training and Retraining Fund Contributions- Local 14-14B 75

 

Trust Agreements- Reporting Forms Local 14 & 15 82

 

Tugger Hoists 49

 

Tunnel- Change House 69

 

Tunnel Conditions 65

 

Tunnel Equipment 65

 

Tunnel- Maintenance Engineer- On Accumulator for Shield Driven Tunnel 69

 

Tunnel Work- Burning, Welding, Repairing and Maintenance of all Equipment 69

 

Tunnel Work- Conveyors 69

 

Tunnel Work- Coordinating Work Cycles 66

 

Tunnel Work- Liner Plate Premium 68

 

Tunnel Work- Lunch Period in Tunnel 67

 

Tunnel Work- Maintenance Work Performed on Equipment on Weekends or any Overtime Period 69

 

Tunnel Work- Relieving in Tunnel 67

 

Tunnel Work- No Premium for Use of Mole or Digger Shield 69

 

Tunnel Work- Shaft Pump Installation 69

 

Tunnel Work- Swinging Lunch Period 66

 

Tunnel Work- Working Foreman Maintenance Engineer 69

 

Union Security- Union Visitation 4

 

Utility Compressors 64

 

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Utility Emergency Maintenance Work 61

 

Utility Hours and Working Conditions 60

 

Utility Maintenance Crew 58

 

Utility Maintenance Trucks 64

 

Utility Rates 61

 

Utility Section- Work Covered 59

 

Utility Varying Shift Commencement 60

 

Utility Work- Master Mechanic & Working Foreman

 

Maintenance Engineer 64

 

Utility Work with Machine Requiring a Crew 62

 

Vacation Benefit Contributions- Local No. 15-15A 78

 

Varying Shift Commencement 44

 

Wages (Local No. 14-14B) 13

 

Wages (Local No. 15-15A) 20

 

Water Rigs 48

 

Water Rigs (Steam and Grease Time) 47

 

Welding Machines 47

 

Welfare Fund Contributions- Local No. 14-14B 72

 

Welfare Fund Contributions- Local No. 15-15A 77

 

WellpointEductorEjector Dewatering Systems 46

 

Work Continuity 44

 

Working Foreman Maintenance Engineer/Mechanic/Shop

 

Steward 41

 

Work Stoppage for Default in Welfare and Pension

 

Contributions 84

 

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AGREEMENT made this ls! day of July, 2022 by and between the Members of The General Contractors Association of New York, Inc. (hereinafter “G.C.A”) and other Employers who are signatories to this Agreement (hereinafter “Employer”) and the International Union of Operating Engineers, Locals 14-14B, 15-15A AFL-CIO (hereinafter “Union”).

 

NOW, THEREFORE, in consideration of the mutual promises and covenants hereinafter set forth, the parties agree as follows:

 

Article I

 

Purposes- Declaration of Principles Section 1- Purposes

 

The Purposes for which this Agreement is entered into are as follows: (a) prevent strikes and lockouts;

 

(b) facilitate peaceful adjustment of grievances and disputes between the Employer, Employee and Union;

 

(c) prevent waste, unnecessary and avoidable delays, which result in unnecessary costs and expense to the Employer and Union, and the loss of wages to the Employee;

 

(d) enable the Employer to secure at all times sufficient forces of skilled workmen; (e) provide as far as possible for the continuous employment of labor;

 

(f) provide that employment hereunder shall be in accordance with conditions and at wages herein agreed upon;

 

(g) bring about stable conditions in the Industry;

 

(h) keep costs of work in the Heavy Construction Industry as low as possible consistent with fair wages and proper working conditions, as provided for hereunder;

 

(i) continue the custom and practice heretofore prevailing for many years on heavy construction, excavation, building foundation work, dockbuilding and foundation work, paving and road building work, construction and maintenance work with local utilities, and tunnel work, (hereinafter “Heavy Construction Work”) of agreement as to the terms and conditions of employment, and as to the necessary procedure for amicable adjustment of all disputes or questions that may arise.

 

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(j) A Target Committee will be formed and will meet regularly to address terms and conditions that will assist GCA members when bidding against non-union and vertical union competition.

 

(k) The GCA and Local 14-14B and Local 15-15A agree to form a target committee to address non-union competition in heavy construction.

 

Section 2- Declaration of Principles

 

Both parties to this Agreement acknowledge that this Agreement is the uniform agreement for the Heavy Construction Industry and its execution will further the interests of said Industry. This Agreement will be interpreted under the following principles:

 

(a) that there shall be no limitations as to the amount of work an Employee shall perform during his working day, it being understood that said Employee shall perform a fair and honest day’s work, within the limits of safety;

 

(b) that there shall be no restriction on the use of machinery, tools or appliances, within the limits of safety;

 

(c) that there shall be no restriction on the use of any raw or manufactured materials, except prison-made;

 

(d) that no person shall have the right to interfere with Employees or workmen during the working hours;

 

(e) that Employees are at liberty to work for whomever they see fit, and they are entitled to and shall receive the wages agreed upon as hereinafter set forth in this Agreement;

 

(f) that Employers are at liberty to employ and discharge whomsoever they see fit, and the Employer shall at all times be the sole judge as to the work to be performed and whether such work performed by an Employee is, or is not, satisfactory;

 

(g) The GCA, the Employer and the unions agree that they will not refuse to hire or employ any individual, nor will they bar or discharge from employment any individual, nor will they discriminate against any individual, in compensation or in terms, conditions or privileges of employment because of an individual’s race, creed, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, military status, predisposing genetic characteristics, domestic violence victim status

 

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recruitment, hiring, compensation, training and apprenticeship, promotion, upgrading, demotion, downgrading, transfer, lay-off and termination, and all other terms and conditions of employment,

 

(h) the Union shall provide, when requested, qualified and skilled men to each jobsite;

 

(i) that the changes in work rules as delineated in this Agreement shall not be used to displace any currently employed engineers. The term currently employed engineers include all engineers who were employed as of June 30, 2022.

 

Q) When required by a public agency to address job site access and security concerns, employees will sign in and out on the job site as required, and further, that if required in the contract between the public agency and the Employer, employees will comply with the use of biometric identity cards. Identity cards and signing in and out shall not be used for timekeeping purposes.

 

Section 3- Completeness of Agreement

 

It is understood that the Purposes and Declaration of Principles herein set forth are a part of this Agreement and said Purposes and Principles govern all parties hereto in the performance thereof and shall be complied with as conditions of this Agreement. The parties hereto enter into this Agreement and agree to cany out, conform and to comply with its terms and provisions as provided and set forth by reason of the mutual advantages of so doing and in order to effectuate and provide for the carrying out and putting into effect, during the term hereof, the Purposes and Principles of this Agreement.

 

ARTICLE II

 

Jurisdiction

 

This Agreement covers work performed by the Employer in New York City on Heavy Construction Work, as hereinafter defined in Article VIII.

 

If the Employer engages in any class of work not embodied in Heavy Construction Work, as hereinafter defined, both parties shall comply with all of the Union conditions then existing in that class of work.

 

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ARTICLE III i

 

Union Security– Union Visitation

 

Section 1Union Security

 

The Employer shall employ for the work under its contract to be governed by this Agreement as provided in Article II, for the classifications of work listed in Article IX, hereof, such Employees as it may designate, providing said Employees shall, as a condition of employment, seven (7) days after the date of execution of this Agreement, or in the case of new Employees, seven (7) days after the date of hiring, become Members in good standing of the Union during the term of this Agreement. Such employment shall be under the terms, conditions and rates of wages hereafter provided, which terms, conditions and rates of wages have been arrived at and determined through bona fide collective bargaining between all parties to this Agreement.

 

Section 2 Union Visitation

 

Authorized representatives of the Union shall be allowed to visit jobs, and interview the Employer and Employees covered by this Agreement, but shall in no way interfere with or hinder the progress of the work.

 

ARTICLE IV

 

Term Renewal

 

This Agreement shall continue in effect until and including June 30, 2027, and during each year thereafter unless on or before the fifteenth (15th) day of March 2027, or on or before the fifteenth (15th) day of March of any year thereafter, written notice of termination or proposed changes shall have been served by either party on the other party.

 

In the event that written notice shall have been served, an agreement supplemental hereto, embodying such changes agreed upon, shall be drawn up and signed by June 30th of the year in which the notices shall have been served.

 

ARTICLE V

 

Disputes

 

Section 1 No Lockout, Strike, Work Stoppage

 

It is hereby agreed that no question or dispute or breach of this Agreement which may be caused by any of the parties hereto, shall be the occasion for or cause of any lockout, strike or work

 

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stoppage, except as expressly provided for herein. The Employer expressly agrees that it will not lock out its Employees covered by this Agreement. The Union expressly agrees not to strike or in any other manner stop or hinder work covered by this Agreement. It is agreed that under no circumstances shall there be strikes, lockouts or work stoppages, except as expressly provided for herein, both parties agreeing to settle any question or dispute that may arise from any of the parties hereto by submitting same for determination as herein provided, with the expressed agreement that the parties hereto will honor, obey, be bound by and carry out such decision or determination as upon any question or dispute which may be submitted.

 

The Union will not call any strike or stoppage during the term of this Agreement except for:

 

(1) the Employer’s refusal to submit a matter to arbitration, pursuant to the arbitration

 

clause of this Agreement;

 

(2) the Employer’s failure to comply with any decision of any Board of Arbitration or

 

Arbitrator established hereunder within five (5) working days after such decision; if

 

the decision involves back pay, then compliance shall be within ten (10) working

 

days, unless appealed to a court of competent jurisdiction, which grants a state; and

 

(3) any other reason explicitly provided for in this Agreement.

 

Anything in this Agreement to the contrary notwithstanding, the parties specifically agree that the Employees may honor and refuse to cross a picket line placed by another Building and/or Construction Trade Union, which as of this date of this Agreement, is a member of the Building Construction Trades Council of Greater New York (BCTC) without violation of this Agreement until or unless such picket line shall be found unlawful and/or is restrained in any way by a court of competent jurisdiction.

 

Section 2- Procedures of GrievanceArbitration

 

For the purpose of settling disputes between the parties hereto as to any claims of violation of this Agreement, or of any dispute or breach that may arise in connection therewith, or for construing the terms and provisions thereof, the following procedure is established:

 

(a) Either party may advise the other of an alleged grievance, in writing, and the

 

party alleging the grievance may call for a meeting to be held not less than 24 hours after receipt of the grievance notice. The Board deciding the grievance shall consist of two (2) representatives of each party. No member of the Board may be the individual

 

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grievant of the Local Union involved in the grievance or the Employer involved in the grievance. Both parties to the grievance shall be given full opportunity to be heard and present witnesses. The grievance shall be resolved by majority decision. If the grievance is not resolved within 72 hours of notification thereof, as set forth above, or if the agreement reached is not complied with by the guilty party within 24 hours after notification of the agreement, either party may proceed to arbitration immediately.

 

(b) Any grievance not resolved pursuant to (a) above, shall be submitted to

 

arbitration before a single arbitrator. The parties agree to select said arbitrator using the “List With Appointment” service provided by the American Arbitration Association’s pursuant to AAA’s Labor Arbitration Rules.

 

The arbitrator shall conduct a hearing in such a manner as he shall consider proper and shall serve as sole arbitrator of the dispute between the parties. After all the parties concerned have been notified in writing at least five (5) days prior to a hearing, the arbitrator shall have the right to conduct an ex parte hearing in the event of the failure of either party to be present at the time and place designated for the arbitration, and shall have the power to render a decision based on the testimony before him at such hearing.

 

The decision of the arbitrator shall be final and binding upon both parties and may be entered as a final decree or judgment in the Supreme Court of the State of New York or in a court of appropriate jurisdiction in any state where such decision shall be rendered. The costs of arbitration, including the AAA fee associated with selecting the arbitrator, as well as the arbitrator’s fee, shall be borne equally by the GCA and the Union. Service of any document or notice referred to above, or service of any notice required by law in connection with arbitration proceedings, may be made by registered or certified mail. Service upon the Employer shall be made on the individual Employer and the G.C.A.

 

(c) This Article is not, in any maimer, meant to prohibit or restrict the Union’s

 

right to strike or withhold services upon the expiration of this Agreement.

 

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Article VI

 

Jurisdictional Disputes

 

Section 1 Heavy Construction Industry Jurisdictional Panel

 

The union and the G.C.A. shall establish as soon as possible a Heavy Construction Industry Jurisdictional Panel. Said Panel will consist of representatives of all the unions who have agreed to same and an equal number of representatives of the G.C.A. The Panel will be fully empowered to render final and binding decisions on all jurisdictional matters in the Heavy Construction Industry.

 

Section 2 – Termination of Employment During Work Stoppages

 

In the event of any stoppage of work caused by any union or unions connected with the AFLCIO, the Employer may pay off its Employees at the end of the workday on which the stoppage occurs, and will not have to pay these Employees for any time during the period of the work stoppage.

 

Section 3No Work Stoppage

 

It is agreed that where a jurisdictional dispute arises, there shall be no stoppage of work by trades affiliated with the AFL-CIO, and the trade in possession of the work shall proceed with the job and the question in dispute shall be submitted by the trades to the Board, as established in Section 1 above.

 

ARTICLE VII

 

Other Union Agreements

 

It is agreed that the Union will carry out this Agreement in all details, regardless of whatever conditions and wages exist for members of any other local union, whether or not employed in Heavy Construction Work.

 

ARTICLE VIII

 

Heavy Construction WorkEmployees Covered

 

Section 1 Heavy Construction Work

 

Heavy construction projects are hereby defined as including but not limited to, new construction i.e. building and foundation construction below street level, or the inspection, rehabilitation or expansion of an existing structure or facility involving any aspect of subsurface construction or excavation, all deconstruction or demolition work, all construction from excavation

 

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through final completion of engineered structures, parking garages, mass transit facilities including but not limited to bus depots, ventilation plants, maintenance shops, transit yards, stations, tunnels, railway lines and work along railway right of way, highways, roads, streets, bridges, piers, wharfs and bulkheads, airport runways, access roads, airline terminals, water and waste water conveyances, including but not limited to tunnels, and associated facilities including gate houses, pump houses, valve chambers, and water and waste water treatment plants, power plants, power generating stations, electrical substations and pipelines, all excavation and site work, including but not limited to all installation, relocation or removal of utilities, all drainage, landscaping and paving, removal of hazardous materials as it pertains to heavy construction projects, and any construction commonly associated with public works, infrastructure or heavy civil construction, exclusive of the Erection of Building Superstructures, since this latter work is agreed to be a separate and distinct branch of the Construction Industry.

 

Section 2 Employees Covered

 

This Agreement is applicable to qualified Employees who are employed under the classifications as set forth in Article IX, Sections 6 and 7 of this Agreement.

 

ARTICLE IX Wages and Conditions

 

Section 1 Hours of Work

 

Eight (8) hours shall constitute a day’s work. Forty (40) hours shall constitute a week’s work.

 

Any failure to work these hours gives the Employer the right to pay only for the hours actually worked.

 

At the start of the workday or shift each man shall be at his place of work and shall remain productively employed until the end of his scheduled shift.

 

If a new Employee has not been ordered out on the previous workday, consideration shall be made if there is a late arrival.

 

At the commencement of employment an Employee will be paid for days actually worked in the payroll week. At the termination of employment, an Employee will be paid for days actually worked in the payroll week.

 

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If an Employee is laid off from his work assignment or his services are not utilized and he is subsequently rehired or his services are again utilized within five (5) consecutive working days on the same work assignment, said Employee shall be paid for the actual working days for which he was not employed or utilized if he was not employed by another Employer during the lay-off period.

 

STORM WARNING: In the event of a Storm Warning issued by the National Weather

 

Service, the GCA will coordinate with the business managers of Local 14-14B and Local 15-15Ato discuss closing job sites down for the storm duration. In the event that job sites are shut down due to a storm, the Operating Engineers will be paid only for the hours worked in the week that that storm occurs. The Employer, at its sole discretion, may bring in a Local 14-14B or Local 15-15-A Operating Engineer(s) as needed to clean, protect or make the worksite safe.

 

EMERGENCY SHUTDOWN: In the event that a public official, including the President

 

of the United States, the Governor of the State of New York or the Mayor of the City of New York or any other elected officials of any other jurisdiction in which Local 14-14B or Local 15-15A members may be employed by a GCA member or its subcontractors (“Employer”), declare a state of emergency, or a project shut down by a public owner or other government agency declare a state of emergency, or a project shut down by a public owner or other government agency, the Employer shall have sole discretion as to maiming the job as the Employer sees fit.

 

Such emergency discretion does not permit the Employer to assign Local 14-14B or Local 15- 15A’s work, classification or equipment to anyone other than Local 14 or Local 15 members. If, during a period of emergency, the Employer performs any work, or utilizes any classifications or equipment which falls under the Operating Engineer’s jurisdiction, then such work, classifications or equipment will be performed, maimed and operated by members of Local 14-14B and Local 15-15A in accordance with the Local 14-14B and Local 15-15A GCA Heavy Construction Agreement.

 

Section 2 Shifts

 

(a) A single shift shall be a continuous nine (9) hours, starting at 8:00 A.M., except when necessary to conform with the provisions of this Article IX, Section 8, Subdivision (a), including one (1) hour for mealtime. The mealtime may be curtailed by one-half (1/2) hour.

 

(b) When two (2) shifts are employed, the work period for each shift shall be a continuous eight (8) hours.

 

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(c) When three (3) shifts are employed, each shift will work seven and one-half (7 1/2) hours but will be paid for eight (8) hours, since only one-half (1/2) hour is allowed for mealtime.

 

(d) When two (2) or more shifts are employed, single time will be paid for each shift. (e) On jobs of more than one (1) shift, if an Employee fails to report for work through any cause over which the Employer has no control, the Employee on duty will continue to work at the rate of single time.

 

(f) A week shall start at 8:00 A.M. Monday and end at 8:00 A.M. Saturday, except when necessary to conform with the provisions of this Article IX, Section 8, Subdivision (a).

 

(g) When an Employee is ordered out and reports on a Saturday, Sunday or holiday, regardless of whether his services are employed, he shall receive two (2) days’ pay. (h) In case an Employee is not ordered out on a Saturday, Sunday or holiday and his machine is operated by another Employee, he, as well as the Employee who operated the machine, shall be paid two (2) days’ pay.

 

(i) Off shift work, except for Utility work, shall be paid as follows:

 

The first eight hours shall be paid at 160% of the straight time wage, and fringes shall be paid at the double-time rate. All work over eight hours shall be paid at the double¬ time rate, i.e. 200% of the normal straight time rate.

 

The pay for off-shift Utility work shall be as stipulated in the Utility Section of this Agreement.

 

Section 3- Payment of Wages

 

All wages payable under this Agreement shall become due and be paid on the job every week and not more than three (3) days’ pay shall be held back. Wages shall be paid at the Employer’s option either in cash or by check, provided:

 

The check is a Todd Insured ABC System Payroll Check or a similar type of check, and the delivery of the checks shall be made at least one (1) day preceding a banking day.

 

If for any reason the Employer terminates the services of any Employee working under this Agreement, the accrued wages of that Employee shall be paid to him at the time of termination of his

 

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employment, otherwise waiting time shall be charged for accrued wages. If any Employee shall, of his own volition, leave the service of his Employer, then his Employer may retain his wages until the next regular pay day.

 

Section 4Overtime

 

Double time shall be paid for all work performed in excess of eight (8) hours per day, for all work performed in excess of forty (40) hours per week, for all work performed on Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays. Overtime pay will be paid for lunch period, when worked. Time and three-fifths (1 and 3/5’s) shall be paid for off shift work as defined in Article IX Section (i). Overtime on all off-shift work shall be paid at double the normal straight time rate.

 

Section 5 – Holidays

 

(a) Holidays to be observed as such are: New Year’s Day

 

Martin Luther King Jr. Day Presidents’ Day

 

(Third Monday in February) Memorial Day (Decoration Day) Independence Day (4th of July) Labor Day

 

Columbus Day

 

Armistice Day (Veterans’ Day) Thanksgiving Day

 

Day after Thanksgiving Day Christmas Day

 

(b) All employees covered by this agreement shall receive eight (8) hours pay at the double time rate and the double time fringe if the said above-mentioned holiday is worked. If the employee works four (4) days in the payroll week from a single employer and he or she does not work the said holiday, the employee shall receive eight (8) hours straight time pay and eight-hour (8) holiday stamp.

 

There will be no benefit fund contributions on the Annuity, Vacation, Voluntary Annuity, Apprentice and/or Training Funds, Medical Re¬ imbursement, PAC, Defense Funds or LMCT Funds.

 

Said member will receive a holiday stamp, which shall include welfare, pension and supplemental dues only. When a member covered by this

 

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agreement is employed in a payroll week with said holiday the member shall receive two (2) hours pay plus two (2) hour holiday prorated stamp for each date worked in a payroll week (i.e.: one day- two (2) hours, two days four hours, three dayssix hours, four dayseight hours). During the week of Thanksgiving/Day After Thanksgiving holidays if both holidays are not worked, employees that work one day in the payroll week shall receive 6 hours of holiday pay and five hours of holiday pay for each additional day worked that week, not to exceed 16-hours of holiday pay.

 

Any of the aforementioned holidays that falls on a Saturday will be observed in accordance with the New York State General Construction Law Article 2 Section 24.

 

When a holiday is worked and the operating engineer is unable to work then only the replacement operating engineer receives holiday pay.

 

(c) If an above-mentioned holiday occurs on a Sunday, it shall be observed on the

 

following Monday. If a holiday occurs on a Saturday, Employees except for those manning power-houses, refrigeration, soil solidification, wellpoint, cofferdam, and continuous pumping installations, and other similar type installations, shall not perform any work on said Saturday, without the prior permission of the Union Business Representative having been rendered to the Employer, and such permission shall not be unreasonably denied. If it is necessary for the Employees covered by this Agreement to work on any of the above-mentioned holidays, even if the holiday occurs on a Saturday or Sunday, compensation shall be only at the double time rate, and at the rate of triple time when working with members of the Laborers International Union of North America, AFL-CIO (hereinafter “Laborers International”) employed on tunnel work when said members of the Laborers International are so paid triple time. To be paid for any of the above-mentioned holidays without working, Employees must work at least one (1) day in the payroll week in which the holiday occurs. No Employee shall receive pay for any holiday from more than one (1) Employer.

 

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(d) Where the workday ends at 8:00 A.M. on a Saturday, or a Sunday, or a holiday,

 

the Employer may, at his discretion, define Saturdays, Sundays and holidays as beginning at 8:00 A.M. of the Saturday, or the Sunday, or the holiday and continuing until 8:00 A.M. of the following day except when necessary to conform to the provision of Article IX, Section 8, Subdivision (a).

 

(e) The parties will meet at a pre-job conference to discuss an equal swap of

 

holidays when working under a project labor agreement (PLA) to match holidays in that PLA.

 

Section 6 Wages

 

The rates of wages with total fringes to be paid Employees covered under this Agreement per forty (40) hour week, except Trainee/ Apprentice wages, set forth in Appendix A attached hereto, are as follows:

 

(a) Local 14 -14B Operating Engineer

 

1. TOWER CRANE: CLIMBING CRANE:

 

EFFECTIVE DATE WAGE 07/01/22 $110.56 07/01/23 $3.62 07/01/24 $3.62 07/01/25 $3.62 07/01/26$3.62
BENEFITS $37.96
SUBTOTAL HCIF TOTAL $148.52 $0.30 $148.82 $152.14 $0.30 $152.44 $155.76 $0.30 $156.06 $159.38 $0.30 $159.68 $163.00$0.30$163.30
2. BACKHOES (including all track backhoes and rubber tired backhoes over 37,000 lbs.): POWERSHOVELS: STEEL ERECTION: RIDE UPON MOLES TBM’S – MICRO TUNNELING
SYSTEMS
EFFECTIVE DATE WAGE 07/01/22 $91.40 07/01/23 $3.16 07/01/24 $3.16 07/01/25 $3.16 07/01/26$3.16
BENEFITS $37.96
SUBTOTAL HCIF TOTAL $129.36 $0.30 $129.66 $132.52 $0.30 $132.82 13 $135.68 $0.30 $135.98 $138.84 $0.30 $139.14 $142.00$0.30$142.30

 

Agreement- GCA & Operating Engineers Locals 14-14B & 15-15A 07/01/22 thru 06/30/27

 

3. MINE HOISTS AND CRANE (Used as Mine Hoists):

 

EFFECTIVE DATE WAGE 07/01/22 $94.31 07/01/23 $3.23 07/01/24 $3.23 07/01/25 $3.23 07/01/26$3.23
BENEFITS $37.96
SUBTOTAL HCIF TOTAL $132.27 $0.30 $132.57 $135.50 $0.30 $135.80 $138.73 $0.30 $139.03 $141.96 $0.30 $142.26 $145.19$0.30$145.49

4. GRADALLS: KEYSTONES: CRANES on Land or Water (with digging buckets including SAND DOCK CRANES, BRIDGE CRANES, CLAMSHELLS, DRAGLINES): TRENCHING MACHINES, including Vermeer and machines of a similar nature:

 

5. PILE DRIVERS & RIG (employing dock builder foreman): DERRICK BOATS: TUNNEL

 

SHOVELS: MASTER MECHANICS: (on jobs bid after 7/1/90):

 

EFFECTIVE DATE 07/01/22 07/01/23 07/01/24 07/01/25 07/01/26

 

WAGE $92.06

 

$3.17 $3.17 $3.17 $3.17

 

BENEFITS $37.96

 

SUBTOTAL $130.02 $133.19 $136.36 $139.53 $142.70

 

HCIF $0.30 $0.30 $0.30 $0.30 $0.30

 

TOTAL $130.32 $133.49 $136.66 $139.83 $143.00

 

EFFECTIVE DATE 07/01/22 07/01/23 07/01/24 07/01/25 07/01/26

 

WAGE $90.26

 

$3.13 $3.13 $3.13 $3.13

 

BENEFITS $37.96

 

SUBTOTAL $128.22 $131.35 $134.48 $137.61 $140.74

 

HCIF $0.30 $0.30 $0.30 $0.30 $0.30

 

TOTAL $128.52 $131.65 $134.78 $137.91 $141.04

 

Agreement- GCA & Operating Engineers Locals 14-14B & 15-15A 07/01/22 thru 06/30/27

 

6. TUNNEL MUCKING MACHINES: BACK FILLING MACHINES: CRANES (including but not

 

limited to those utilizing scale boxes and mucking buckets): PAVER DUAL DRUM:

 

EFFECTIVE DATE 07/01/22 07/01/23 07/01/24 07/01/25 07/01/26
WAGE $88.32
$3.08 $3.08 $3.08 $3.08
BENEFITS $37.96
SUBTOTAL HCIF TOTAL $126.28 $0.30 $126.58 $129.36 $0.30 $129.66 $132.44 $0.30 $132.74 $135.52 $0.30 $135.82 $138.60$0.30$138.90

7. PAVERS: CABLEWAYS: LAND DERRICKS: POWERHOUSES (which contain low air pressure units); all equipment in same is manned by two (2) men only one (1) Local 14 and only one (1) Local 15 man receiving Service Mechanic rate. ASPHALT SPREADERS: AUTOGRADES (C.M.L):

 

8. ELEVATORS (Manually Operated as Personnel Hoist):

 

EFFECTIVE DATE 07/01/22 07/01/23 07/01/24 07/01/25 07/01/26

 

WAGE $85.80

 

$3.02 $3.02 $3.02 $3.02

 

BENEFITS $37.96

 

SUBTOTAL $123.76 $126.78 $129.80 $132.82 $135.84

 

HCIF $0.30 $0.30 $0.30 $0.30 $0.30

 

TOTAL $124.06 $127.08 $130.10 $133.12 $136.14

 

EFFECTIVE DATE 07/01/22 07/01/23 07/01/24 07/01/25 07/01/26

 

WAGE $75.16

 

$2.76 $2.76 $2.76 $2.76

 

BENEFITS $37.96

 

SUBTOTAL $113.12 $115.88 $118.64 $121.40 $124.16

 

HCIF $0.30 $0.30 $0.30 $0.30 $0.30

 

TOTAL $113.42 $116.18 $118.94 $121.70 $124.46

 

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9. POWER HOUSES (other than above) all equipment in same is manned by two (2) men only one (1) Local 14 and only one (1) Local 15 man receiving Service Engineer rate. DOUBLE DRUM HOISTS: CONCRETE PUMPS:

 

EFFECTIVE DATE 07/01/22 07/01/23 07/01/24 07/01/25 07/01/26
WAGE $84.02
$2.98 $2.98 $2.98 $2.98
BENEFITS $37.96
SUBTOTAL HCIF TOTAL $121.98 $0.30 $122.28 $124.96 $0.30 $125.26 $127.94 $0.30 $128.24 $130.92 $0.30 $131.22 $133.90$0.30$134.20

IQ/’B11 RATE

 

PORTABLE COMPRESSORS (used for Steel Erection): COMPRESSORS (3 or more in battery): DRIVING OF TRUCK MOUNTED COMPRESSORS: WELLPOINT PUMPS: TUGGER MACHINES (compressed air caissons): SOIL SOLIDIFICATION EQUIPMENT: WELDING MACHINES (used for Steel Erection):

 

11. ROLLERS (irrespective of motor power):

 

EFFECTIVE DATE 07/01/22 07/01/23 07/01/24 07/01/25 07/01/26

 

WAGE $58.61

 

$2.36 $2.36 $2.36 $2.36

 

BENEFITS $37.96

 

SUBTOTAL $96.57 $98.93 $101.29 $103.65 $106.01

 

HCIF $0.30 $0.30 $0.30 $0.30 $0.30

 

TOTAL $96.87 $99.23 $101.59 $103.95 $106.31

 

EFFECTIVE DATE 07/01/22 07/01/23 07/01/24 07/01/25 07/01/26

 

WAGE $83.63

 

$2.97 $2.97 $2.97 $2.97

 

BENEFITS $37.96

 

SUBTOTAL $121.59 $124.56 $127.53 $130.50 $133.47

 

HCIF $0.30 $0.30 $0.30 $0.30 $0.30

 

TOTAL $121.89 $124.86 $127.83 $130.80 $133.77

 

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12. CONCRETE BREAKING MACHINES: SINGLE DRUM HOISTS: LOCOMOTIVES (over 10 tons): CHERRYPICKER: (Non-Operator) driving or extracting steel piling and/or steel sheeting, and only while using pile hammer and/or extractor; while using as Mine Hoist at a working tunnel shaft when hoisting both men and materials; or if Cherrypicker (in excess of 70,000 lbs. GVW) doing any work:

 

EFFECTIVE DATE 07/01/22 07/01/23 07/01/24 07/01/25 07/01/26
WAGE $76.80
$2.80 $2.80 $2.80 $2.80
BENEFITS $37.96
SUBTOTAL HCIF TOTAL 13. “B” RATE $114.76 $0.30 $115.06 $117.56 $0.30 $117.86 $120.36 $0.30 $120.66 $123.16 $0.30 $123.46 $125.96$0.30$126.26

RIVER COFFERDAM PUMPS: WELDING MACHINES (One Operator, 1 through 6 machines per site; Two Operators, 7 through 10 machines per site; except where ARC is operated by members of Local 15 then no Local 14 Operator): PORTABLE COMPRESSORS (1 through 6 per site in battery not over 100 ft. apart): HIGH PRESSURE BOILERS: PUSH BUTTON MACHINES: Machines used for the application of fire proof material on structural steel:

 

EFFECTIVE DATE WAGE 07/01/22 $54.56 07/01/23 $2.26 07/01/24 $2.26 07/01/25 $2.26 07/01/26$2.26
BENEFITS $37.96
SUBTOTAL HCIF TOTAL $92.52 $0.30 $92.82 $94.78 $0.30 $95.08 $97.04 $0.30 $97.34 $99.30 $0.30 $99.60 $101.56$0.30$101.86
14. STATIONARY ENGINEERS – Care, Operating and Maintenance of Conveyor Rollers and Plant
Equipment in Asphalt Plants:
EFFECTIVE DATE WAGE 07/01/22 $70.88 07/01/23 $2.65 07/01/24 $2.65 07/01/25 $2.65 07/01/26$2.65
BENEFITS $37.96
SUBTOTAL HCIF TOTAL $108.84 $0.30 $109.14 $111.49 $0.30 $111.79 17 $114.14 $0.30 $114.44 $116.79 $0.30 $117.09 $119.44$0.30$119.74

 

Agreement- GCA & Operating Engineers Locals 14-14B & 15-15A 07/01/22 thru 06/30/27

 

15. VIBRATORY HAMMER CONSOLE OPERATOR: ON-SITE ASPHALT AND CONCRETE

 

PLANT CONSOLE OPERATOR:

 

EFFECTIVE DATE 07/01/22 07/01/23 07/01/24 07/01/25 07/01/26
WAGE $77.36
$2.81 $2.81 $2.81 $2.81
BENEFITS $37.96
SUBTOTAL HCIF TOTAL $115.32 $0.30 $115.62 $118.13 $0.30 $118.43 $120.94 $0.30 $121.24 $123.75 $0.30 $124.05 $126.56$0.30$126.86

16. ALL DRILLS used for deep wells, mini piles, soil solidification, drilled in caissons, and cut-off walls shall be manned by two (2) Operating Engineers, one (1) person under the jurisdiction of Local 14, and one (1) person under the jurisdiction of Local 15. See Article IX Section (y), Manning of Hydraulic Drills.

 

EFFECTIVE DATE 07/01/22 07/01/23 07/01/24 07/01/25 07/01/26
WAGE $86.71
$3.04 $3.04 $3.04 $3.04
BENEFITS $37.96
SUBTOTAL HCIF TOTAL $124.67 $0.30 $124.97 $127.71 $0.30 $128.01 $130.75 $0.30 $131.05 $133.79 $0.30 $134.09 $136.83$0.30$137.13

17. BARRIER MOVER/BARRIER TRANSPORT AND MACHINES OF A SIMILAR NATURE:

 

EFFECTIVE DATE WAGE 07/01/22 $69.52 07/01/23 $2.62 07/01/24 $2.62 07/01/25 $2.62 07/01/26$2.62
BENEFITS $37.96
SUBTOTAL HCIF TOTAL $107.48 $0.30 $107.78 $110.10 $0.30 $110.40 $112.72 $0.30 $113.02 $115.34 $0.30 $115.64 $117.96$0.30$118.26

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18. CONCRETE MIXERS:

 

(i) STEEL ERECTION:

 

When steel erection is an incidental part of a contract, the Operating Engineer will be paid the steel erection rate for only any day actually engaged in steel erection.

 

EFFECTIVE DATE 07/01/22 07/01/23 07/01/24 07/01/25 07/01/26

 

WAGE $80.36

 

$2.89 $2.89 $2.89 $2.89

 

BENEFITS $37.96

 

SUBTOTAL $118.32 $121.21 $124.10 $126.99 $129.88

 

HCIF $0.30 $0.30 $0.30 $0.30 $0.30

 

TOTAL $118.62 $121.51 $124.40 $127.29 $130.18

 

(ii) LONG BOOM WATER RIG RATE or LAND CRANE (mounted on a piece of floating equipment when working with Dockbuilders):

 

On any water rig or land crane mounted on a piece of floating equipment when working with Dockbuilders having a boom one hundred thirty (130) feet and over, the Operating Engineer shall receive fifty cents ($0.50) per hour over the applicable crane wage rate.

 

(iii) LONG BOOM LAND CRANE RATES (non-cumulative increases):

 

On any land crane the Operating Engineer shall receive the following non-cumulative increases over the applicable crane wage rate for utilizing the following boom lengths:

 

Boom Length:

 

100 ft. – 149 ft. add

 

150 ft. -249 ft.

 

250 ft. 349 ft.

 

350 ft. 450 ft. “

 

Hourly Wage Increase (non-cumulative)

 

$ .50/hr. to applicable crane rates $ .75/hr .”

 

$1.00/hr $1.50/lii- .’

 

Local 14-14B Drone Inspections: In the event that a visual inspection of a crane is performed using a drone, the drone may be operated by the crane operator or the Master Mechanic if properly qualified and licensed to operate the drone. No additional manning will be required to operate a drone for a visual crane inspection.

 

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(b) Local 15, 15A Operating Engineer

 

1. JUNIOR ENGINEERS when operating a Cherrypicker (20 tons and over) and Loaders (rubber-tired and/or tractor-type with a manufacturer’s minimum rated bucket capacity of six (6) cubic yards and over): WORKING FOREMAN MAINTENANCE ENGINEER (on jobs bid after 07/01/14):

 

EFFECTIVE DATE WAGE 07/01/22 $74.86 07/01/23 $2.92 07/01/24 $2.92 07/01/25 $2.92 07/01/26$2.92
BENEFITS $44.82
SUBTOTAL HCIF TOTAL $119.68 $0.30 $119.98 $122.60 $0.30 $122.90 $125.52 $0.30 $125.82 $128.44 $0.30 $128.74 $131.36$0.30$131.66

2. JUNIOR ENGINEERS when operating the following equipment and attachments Scrapers: TumA-Pulls: Tugger Hoists (used exclusively for handling excavated materials): Tractors (rubber- tired and/or track type): Hysters and Roustabout Cranes, rubber tired Backhoes up to and including 37,000 lbs.: Cherrypickers (under 20 tons): Austin Western, Grove and machines of a similar nature: Bulldozers: Loaders (rubber-tired and/or tractor type with a manufacturer’s minimum rated bucket capacity of less than six (6) cubic yards): Conveyors: Motor Graders: Curb and Gutter Pavers and machines of a similar nature, Locomotives (10 tons and under), Boat Captains (current custom and practice shall prevail): Mini-Max and similar equipment: Mechanical Sweepers: Skid Steer, Walk behind/ride upon Skid Steers (ex: Dingo type and machines of a similar nature): VacAll: Barrier Mover/Barrier Transport and machines of a similar nature:

 

EFFECTIVE DATE 07/01/22 07/01/23 07/01/24 07/01/25 07/01/26
WAGE $72.55
$2.86 $2.86 $2.86 $2.86
BENEFITS $44.82
SUBTOTAL HCIF TOTAL $117.37 $0.30 $117.67 $120.23 $0.30 $120.53 $123.09 $0.30 $123.39 $125.95 $0.30 $126.25 $128.81$0.30$129.11

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3a. MAINTENANCE ENGINEERS TOWER CRANE:

 

EFFECTIVE DATE WAGE 07/01/22 $95.74 07/01/23 $3.43 07/01/24 $3.43 07/01/25 $3.43 07/01/26$3.43
BENEFITS $44.82
SUBTOTAL HCIF TOTAL $140.56 $0.30 $140.86 $143.99 $0.30 $144.29 $147.42 $0.30 $147.72 $150.85 $0.30 $151.15 $154.28$0.30$154.58

3b. MAINTENANCE ENGINEERS Installing, Repairing, Maintaining, Dismantling (of all

 

equipment, including: Steel Cutting and Bending Machines, Fusion Coupling Machines only which take the place of construction methods that are customarily performed by Local 15, Vermeer Trenching Machine; On-Site Crushing Plant; Mechanical Heaters (1 through 7), Mine Hoists, Tower Cranes, Linden Peine, Lorain, Liebherr, Mannes, or machines of a similar nature, Wellpoint Systems) Driving Maintenance Trucks and truck-mounted Welding Machines, Burning, Welding- -Operating of Accumulator for Shield-Driven Tunnels, in addition to the performance of other duties: Handling, Installation, Jointing, Coupling of all permanent steel and plastic pipe as customarily performed by Local 15. RIDE UPON MOLES -Tunnel Boring Machines- MICRO TUNNELING SYSTEMS All temporary pipefitting: such other work as by custom has been performed by the Maintenance Engineer. When three (3) or more motorized concrete buggies (ride type) are utilized on the job site they shall be serviced, maintained and repaired by the Maintenance

 

Engineer. The Operating Engineer on Autogrades (C.M.I.) is to be assisted by the Maintenance Engineer who shall in addition perform other duties. Drills (see Article IX Section (y), Manning of Drills).

 

EFFECTIVE DATE 07/01/22 07/01/23 07/01/24 07/01/25 07/01/26
WAGE $72.19
$2.85 $2.85 $2.85 $2.85
BENEFITS $44.82
SUBTOTAL HCIF TOTAL $117.01 $0.30 $117.31 $119.86 $0.30 $120.16 $122.71 $0.30 $123.01 $125.56 $0.30 $125.86 $128.41$0.30$128.71

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“B” RATE

 

3c. MAINTENANCE ENGINEERS Operating. Installing, Repairing, Maintaining, Dismantling (all pumps regardless of motor power except River Cofferdam Pumps and Wellpoint Pumps):

 

EFFECTIVE DATE 07/01/22 07/01/23 07/01/24 07/01/25 07/01/26
WAGE $47.90
$2.26 $2.26 $2.26 $2.26
BENEFITS $44.82
SUBTOTAL HCIF TOTAL $92.72 $0.30 $93.02 $94.98 $0.30 $95.28 $97.24 $0.30 $97.54 $99.50 $0.30 $99.80 $101.76$0.30$102.06

4a. JUNIOR ENGINEERS when operating the following pieces of minor equipment: Tractors: Post Hole Diggers: Road Finishing Machines: Rollers (5 tons and under): Tugger Hoists: Dual Purpose Trucks: Fork Lifts: Dempsey Dumpsters: FIREMEN tending to: Steam Operated Shovels: Power Boilers: Steam Operated Pile Drivers: Steam Operated Derrick Boats: Steam Operated Water

 

Rigs:

 

EFFECTIVE DATE WAGE 07/01/22 $68.68 07/01/23 $2.77 07/01/24 $2.77 07/01/25 $2.77 07/01/26$2.77
BENEFITS $44.82
SUBTOTAL HCIF TOTAL $113.50 $0.30 $113.80 $116.27 $0.30 $116.57 $119.04 $0.30 $119.34 $121.81 $0.30 $122.11 $124.58$0.30$124.88

”B” RATE

 

4b. JUNIOR ENGINEERS operating the following pieces of minor equipment: Motor Generators: Mixers (16S and under with or without loading devices):

 

EFFECTIVE DATE 07/01/22 07/01/23 07/01/24 07/01/25 07/01/26
WAGE $46.62
$2.23 $2.23 $2.23 $2.23
BENEFITS $44.82
SUBTOTAL HCIF TOTAL $91.44 $0.30 $91.74 $93.67 $0.30 $93.97 $95.90 $0.30 $96.20 $98.13 $0.30 $98.43 $100.36$0.30$100.66

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5a. SERVICE ENGINEERS (All gasoline, electric, diesel or air operated) Gradalls: Concrete Pumps: Power Houses: All equipment in same is manned by two (2) men only, one (1) Local 14 and only one (1) Local 15 man, Driving Truck Cranes: Driving and Operating Fuel and Grease Trucks. Their duties shall be to assist the Engineer in oiling, greasing and repairing of all machines: Giving signals when necessary: Chaining Buckets and Scale Boxes.

 

The Service Engineer is responsible for having equipment ready to operate at the commencement of the work shift and he shall be responsible for securing the machine at the conclusion of the work shift. He shall perform greasing operations during Operator’s lunch period and should be capable of and permitted to operate equipment in an emergency. The Service Engineer may maintain up to two pumps, excluding systems, two light towers or two heaters at the same site, provided he is paid at the 3(b) Maintenance Rate.

 

A Local 15 operator may maintain any combination of lights, pumps and/or heaters up to six at the dominant rate. The seventh will be at the 3(b) Maintenance Rate.

 

EFFECTIVE DATE WAGE 07/01/22 $64.78 07/01/23 $2.67 07/01/24 $2.67 07/01/25 $2.67 07/01/26$2.67
BENEFITS $44.82
SUBTOTAL HCIF TOTAL $109.60 $0.30 $109.90 $112.27 $0.30 $112.57 $114.94 $0.30 $115.24 $117.61 $0.30 $117.91 $120.28$0.30$120.58

“B” RATE

 

5b. SERVICE MECHANIC (All gasoline, electric, diesel or air operated) Shovels: Cranes: Draglines: Backhoes: Keystones: Pavers: Trenching Machines: Gunite Machines: Compressors (three (3) or more in Battery): Crawler Cranes- having a straight lattice boom with no attachment or luffing boom, no jib and no auxiliary attachment. Their duties shall be to assist the Engineer in oiling, greasing and repairing of all machines: Giving signals when necessary: Chaining Buckets and Scale Boxes. The Service Mechanic is responsible for having equipment ready to operate at the commencement of the work shift and he shall be responsible for securing the machine at the conclusion of the work shift. He shall perform greasing operations during Operator’s lunch period and should be capable of and permitted to operate equipment in an emergency. The Service Mechanic may maintain up to two

 

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pumps, excluding systems, two heaters or two light towers per site, provided he is paid at the 3(b) Maintenance Rate. A Local 15 operator can maintain any combination of lights, heaters and pumps up to six at the dominant rate. The seventh will be at the 3(b) Maintenance Rate.

 

For jobs bid after July 1, 2014- A Service Mechanic on excavators 60,000 lbs. and over: a Service Mechanic may maintain two (2) excavators and a combination of any two (2) pumps or light towers (i.e. either two (2) pumps, two (2) light towers or one (1) pump and one (1) light tower. The Service Mechanic may also perform maintenance duties and shall be paid at the 3(b) Maintenance Rate.

 

For jobs bid after July 1, 2014, no Local 15-15A Service Mechanic shall be required on a spreader with a hopper capacity of up to and including 6.5 tons.

 

For jobs bid after July 1, 2014, a Local 15-15A Service Mechanic on an excavator may also operate a grout pump if the Service Mechanic is paid the 3(b) Maintenance Rate.

 

Effective July 1, 2018, a Service Mechanic may maintain any combination of two crawler cranes only having a straight lattice boom with no attachment or luffing boom, no jib and no auxiliary attachment and/or excavators, plus a combination of two pumps, light towers and/or heaters, provided the Service Mechanic is paid the 3(b) Maintenance Rate. A Service Mechanic may also perform maintenance duties provided he is paid the 3(b) Maintenance Rate.

 

Effective July 1, 2022, a Service Mechanic shall maintain any combination of two (2) crawler cranes only having a straight lattice boom with no attachment or luffing boom, no jib and no other auxiliary attachments and/or excavators 75,000 pounds and over plus a combination of two (2) pumps, light towers and/or heaters provided the Service Mechanic is paid the 3B Maintenance Rate. If a third machine is added, a crawler crane as forementioned above or excavator over 75,000 pounds, an apprentice shall be employed at the proper rate (i.e.: 1st year, 2nd year, 3rd year, 4th year). Said apprentice may maintain 1 light tower, 1 pump or 1 heater. When a fourth machine is added to the count, a 2nd Service Mechanic will be employed. When a 5th Machine is added said 2nd Service Mechanic will receive 3b Maintenance Rate.

 

When a 6th machine is added a 2nd apprentice shall be employed. Additional manning will follow this formula.

 

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EFFECTIVE DATE 07/01/22 07/01/23 07/01/24 07/01/25 07/01/26
WAGE $43.90
$2.16 $2.16 $2.16 $2.16
BENEFITS $44.82
SUBTOTAL HCIF TOTAL $88.72 $0.30 $89.02 $90.88 $0.30 $91.18 $93.04 $0.30 $93.34 $95.20 $0.30 $95.50 $97.36$0.30$97.66

The pump man, Service Mechanic, Service Engineer, or light tower operator shall perform maintenance duties at the discretion of the Employer provided he is paid at the 3(b) Maintenance Rate.

 

5bb. One Local 15 Operating Engineer can maintain up to twenty-five (25) light towers and shall be paid the generator rate.

 

All generators and/or light towers (including but not limited to halogen lights and string lights), regardless of size or type, utilized to provide temporary power or lighting to the work area or jobsite shall fall under Local 15-15A’s jurisdiction, and they shall be manned, operated and maintained by Local 15-15A Maintenance Engineers pursuant to the manning requirements listed above. No maiming is required on a generator that provides power for the first light stand, provided it does not exceed 1,000 watts.

 

5cc. No maiming will be required on generators powering small tools.

 

c) Off-Shift Rates

 

The first 8 hours of Off-Shift work shall be paid at the rates set forth below. Fringe benefits shall be paid at the double-time rate.

 

Off-Shift work after 8 hours shall be paid at twice the rate listed in Article IX, Sections 6, (a) and (b). Fringe benefits shall be paid at the double-time rate.

 

(i) Local 14-14B Off-Shift Wages

 

1. TOWER CRANE: CLIMBING CRANE:

 

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EFFECTIVE DATE 07/01/22 07/01/23 07/01/24 07/01/25 07/01/26

 

Off-Shift Hourly Wage $176.90 TBD TBD TBD TBD

 

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2. BACKHOES /including all track backhoes and rubber tired backhoes over 37,000 lbs.): POWER

 

SHOVELS: STEEL ERECTION: RIDE UPON MOLES – TBM’S MICRO TUNNELING

 

SYSTEMS

 

3. MINE HOISTS AND CRANE (Used as Mine Hoists):

 

EFFECTIVE DATE 07/01/22 07/01/23 07/01/24 07/01/25 07/01/26

 

Off-Shift Hourly Wage $146.24 TBD TBD TBD TBD

 

4. GRADALLS: KEYSTONES: CRANES on Land or Water (with digging buckets including SAND DOCK CRANES, BRIDGE CRANES, CLAMSHELLS, DRAGLINES): TRENCHING MACHINES, including Vermeer and machines of a similar nature:

 

EFFECTIVE DATE 07/01/22 07/01/23 07/01/24 07/01/25 07/01/26

 

Off-Shift Hourly Wage $150.90 TBD TBD TBD TBD

 

5- PILE DRIVERS & RIG (employing dock builder foreman): DERRICK BOATS: TUNNEL SHOVELS: MASTER MECHANICS: (on jobs bid after 7/1/90):

 

EFFECTIVE DATE 07/01/22 07/01/23 07/01/24 07/01/25 07/01/26

 

Off-Shift Hourly Wage $147.30 TBD TBD TBD TBD

 

6. TUNNEL MUCKING MACHINES: BACK FILLING MACHINES: CRANES (including but not

 

limited to those utilizing scale boxes and mucking buckets): PAVER DUAL DRUM:

 

EFFECTIVE DATE 07/01/22 07/01/23 07/01/24 07/01/25 07/01/26

 

Off-Shift Hourly Wage $144.42 TBD TBD TBD TBD

 

EFFECTIVE DATE 07/01/22 07/01/23 07/01/24 07/01/25 07/01/26

 

Off-Shift Hourly Wage $141.31 TBD TBD TBD TBD

 

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7. PAVERS: CABLEWAYS: LAND DERRICKS: POWER HOUSES (which contain low air pressure units); all equipment in same is manned by two (2) men only one (1) Local 14 and only one (1) Local 15 man receiving Service Mechanic rate. ASPHALT SPREADERS: AUTOGRADES (C.M.I.):

 

EFFECTIVE DATE Off-Shift Hourly Wage 07/01/22 $137.28 07/01/23 TBD 07/01/24 TBD 07/01/25 TBD 07/01/26TBD

8. ELEVATORS (Manually Operated as Personnel Hoist):

 

EFFECTIVE DATE Off-Shift Hourly Wage 07/01/22 $120.26 07/01/23 TBD 07/01/24 TBD 07/01/25 TBD 07/01/26TBD

9. POWER HOUSES (other than above) all equipment in same is maimed by two (2) men only one (1) Local 14 and only one (1) Local 15 man receiving Service Engineer rate. DOUBLE DRUM HOISTS: CONCRETE PUMPS:

 

EFFECTIVE DATE Off-Shift Hourly Wage 07/01/22 $134.43 07/01/23 TBD 07/01/24 TBD 07/01/25 TBD 07/01/26TBD

10. “B” RATE PORTABLE COMPRESSORS (used for Steel Erection): COMPRESSORS (3 or more in battery): DRIVING OF TRUCK MOUNTED COMPRESSORS: WELLPOINT PUMPS: TUGGER MACHINES (compressed air caissons): SOIL SOLIDIFICATION EQUIPMENT: WELDING MACHINES (used for Steel Erection):

 

EFFECTIVE DATE Off-Shift Hourly Wage 07/01/22 $93.78 07/01/23 TBD 07/01/24 TBD 07/01/25 TBD 07/01/26TBD
11. ROLLERS (irrespective of motor power):
EFFECTIVE DATE 07/01/22 07/01/23 07/01/24 07/01/25 07/01/26

Off-Shift Hourly Wage $133.81 TBD TBD TBD TBD

 

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12. CONCRETE BREAKING MACHINES: SINGLE DRUM HOISTS: LOCOMOTIVES (over 10

 

tons): CHERRYPICKER: (Non-Operator) driving or extracting steel piling and/or steel sheeting, and only while using pile hammer and/or extractor; while using as Mine Hoist at a working tunnel shaft when hoisting both men and materials; or if Cherrypicker (in excess of 70,000 lbs. GVW) doing any work:

 

EFFECTIVE DATE Off-Shift Hourly Wage 07/01/22 $122.88 07/01/23 TBD 07/01/24 TBD 07/01/25 TBD 07/01/26TBD

13. RIVER COFFERDAM PUMPS: WELDING MACHINES (One Operator, 1 through 6 machines per site; Two Operators, 7 through 10 machines per site; except where ARC is operated by members of Local 15 then no Local 14 Operator): PORTABLE COMPRESSORS (1 through 6 per site in battery not over 100 ft. apart): HIGH PRESSURE BOILERS: PUSH BUTTON MACHINES: Machines used for the application of fire proof material on structural steel:

 

EFFECTIVE DATE Off-Shift Hourly Wage 07/01/22 $87.30 07/01/23 TBD 07/01/24 TBD 07/01/25 TBD 07/01/26TBD

14. STATIONARY ENGINEERS Care, Operating and Maintenance of Conveyor Rollers and Plant

 

Equipment in Asphalt Plants:

 

EFFECTIVE DATE Off-Shift Hourly Wage 07/01/22 $113.41 07/01/23 TBD 07/01/24 TBD 07/01/25 TBD 07/01/26TBD

15. VIBRATORY HAMMER CONSOLE OPERATOR: ON-SITE ASPHALT AND CONCRETE

 

PLANT CONSOLE OPERATOR:

 

EFFECTIVE DATE Off-Shift Hourly Wage 07/01/22 $123.78 07/01/23 TBD 07/01/24 TBD 07/01/25 TBD 07/01/26TBD

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16. ALL DRILLS used for deep wells, mini piles, soil solidification, drilled in caissons, and cut-off walls shall be manned by two (2) Operating Engineers, one (1) person under the jurisdiction of Local 14, and one (1) person under the jurisdiction of Local 15. See Article IX Section (y), Maiming of Hydraulic Drills.

 

17. BARRIER MOVER/BARRIER TRANSPORT AND MACHINES OF A SIMILAR NATURE:

 

EFFECTIVE DATE 07/01/22 07/01/23 07/01/24 07/01/25 07/01/26

 

Off-Shift Hourly Wage $138.74 TBD TBD TBD TBD

 

18. CONCRETE MIXERS:

 

EFFECTIVE DATE 07/01/22 07/01/23 07/01/24 07/01/25 07/01/26

 

Off-Shift Hourly Wage $111.23 TBD TBD TBD TBD

 

EFFECTIVE DATE Off-Shift Hourly Wage 07/01/22 $128.58 07/01/23 TBD 07/01/24 TBD 07/01/25 TBD 07/01/26TBD

Local 14-14B Drone Inspections: In the event that a visual inspection of a crane is performed using a drone, the drone may be operated by the crane operator or the Master Mechanic if properly qualified and licensed to operate the drone. No additional manning will be required to operate a drone for a visual crane inspection,

 

(ii) Local 15 Off Shift Wages

 

1. JUNIOR ENGINEERS when operating a Cherrypicker (20 tons and over) and Loaders (rubbertired and/or tractor-type with a manufacturer’s minimum rated bucket capacity of six (6) cubic

 

yards and over): WORKING FOREMAN MAINTENANCE ENGINEER (for jobs bid after

 

07/01/14):

 

EFFECTIVE DATE Off-Shift Hourly Wage 07/01/22 $119.78 07/01/23 TBD 07/01/24 TBD 07/01/25 TBD 07/01/26TBD

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2. JUNIOR ENGINEERS when operating the following equipment and attachments Scrapers:

 

Turn-A-Pulls: Tugger Hoists (used exclusively for handling excavated materials): Tractors

 

(rubber- tired and/or track type): Hysters and Roustabout Cranes, rubber tired Backhoes up to and

 

including 37,000 lbs.: Cherrypickers (under 20 tons): Austin Western, Grove and machines of a

 

similar nature: Bulldozers: Loaders (rubber-tired and/or tractor type with a manufacturer’s

 

minimum rated bucket capacity of less than six (6) cubic yards): Conveyors: Motor Graders: Curb

 

and Gutter Pavers and machines of a similar nature, Locomotives (10 tons and under), Boat

 

Captains (current custom and practice shall prevail): Mini-Max and similar equipment:

 

Mechanical Sweepers: Vac-AIL Skid Steers, Walk behind/ride upon Skid Steers (ex: Dingo type

 

and machines of a similar nature): Barrier Mover/Barrier Transport and machines of a similar

 

nature:

 

3a. MAINTENANCE ENGINEERS TOWER CRANE:

 

EFFECTIVE DATE 07/01/22 07/01/23 07/01/24 07/01/25 07/01/26

 

Off-Shift Hourly Wage $116.08 TBD TBD TBD TBD

 

EFFECTIVE DATE Off-Shift Hourly Wage 07/01/22 $153.18 07/01/23 TBD 07/01/24 TBD 07/01/25 TBD 07/01/26TBD

3b. MAINTENANCE ENGINEERS Installing, Repairing, Maintaining, Dismantling (of all

 

equipment, including: Steel Cutting and Bending Machines, Fusion Coupling Machines only which take the place of construction methods that are customarily performed by Local 15, Vermeer Trenching Machine; On-Site Crushing Plant; Mechanical Heaters (1 through 7), Mine Hoists, Tower Cranes, Linden Peine, Lorain, Liebherr, Mannes, or machines of a similar nature, Wellpoint Systems) – Driving Maintenance Trucks and truck-mounted Welding Machines, Burning, Welding-Operating of Accumulator for Shield-Driven Tunnels, in addition to the performance of other duties: Handling, Installation, Jointing, Coupling of all permanent steel and plastic pipe as customarily performed by Local 15. RIDE UPON MOLES -Tunnel Boring Machines- MICRO TUNNELING SYSTEMS All temporary pipefitting: such other work as by custom has been performed by the Maintenance Engineer. When three (3) or more motorized

 

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repaired by the Maintenance Engineer. The Operating Engineer on Autogrades (C.M.I.) is to be assisted by the Maintenance Engineer who shall in addition perform other duties. Drills (see Article IX Section (y), Maiming of Drills).

 

EFFECTIVE DATE Off-Shift Hourly Wage 07/01/22 $115.50 07/01/23 TBD 07/01/24 TBD 07/01/25 TBD 07/01/26TBD

3c. MAINTENANCE ENGINEERS Operating, Installing, Repairing, Maintaining, Dismantling (all pumps regardless of motor power except River Cofferdam Pumps and Wellpoint Pumps):

 

EFFECTIVE DATE Off-Shift Hourly Wage 07/01/22 $76.64 07/01/23 TBD 07/01/24 TBD 07/01/25 TBD 07/01/26TBD

4a. JUNIOR ENGINEERS when operating the following pieces of minor equipment: Tractors: Post Hole Diggers: Road Finishing Machines: Rollers (5 tons and under): Tugger Hoists: Dual Purpose Trucks: Fork Lifts: Dempsey Dumpsters: FIREMEN tending to: Steam Operated Shovels: Power Boilers: Steam Operated Pile Drivers: Steam Operated Derrick Boats: Steam Operated Water

 

Rigs:

 

EFFECTIVE DATE Off-Shift Hourly Wage 07/01/22 $109.89 07/01/23 TBD 07/01/24 TBD 07/01/25 TBD 07/01/26TBD

4b. JUNIOR ENGINEERS operating the following pieces of minor equipment: Motor Generators: Mixers (16S and under with or without loading devices):

 

EFFECTIVE DATE Off-Shift Hourly Wage 07/01/22 $74.59 07/01/23 TBD 07/01/24 TBD 07/01/25 TBD 07/01/26TBD

5a. SERVICE ENGINEER (All gasoline, electric, diesel or air operated) Gradalls: Concrete Pumps: Power Houses: All equipment in same is manned by two (2) men only, one (1) Local 14 and only one (1) Local 15 man, Driving Truck Cranes: Driving and Operating Fuel and Grease Trucks. Their duties shall be to assist the Engineer in oiling, greasing and repairing of all machines: Giving signals when necessary: Chaining Buckets and Scale Boxes.

 

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The Service Engineer is responsible for having equipment ready to operate at the commencement of the work shift and he shall be responsible for securing the machine at the conclusion of the work shift. He shall perform greasing operations during Operator’s lunch period, and should be capable of and permitted to operate equipment in an emergency. The Service Engineer may maintain up to two pumps, excluding systems, or two light towers or two heaters at the same site, provided he is paid 3(b) Maintenance Rate.

 

A Local 15 operator can maintain any combination of lights, heaters and pumps up to six at the dominant rate. The seventh will be at the 3(b) Maintenance Rate.

 

EFFECTIVE DATE Off-Shift Hourly Wage 07/01/22 $103.65 07/01/23 TBD 07/01/24 TBD 07/01/25 TBD 07/01/26TBD

5b. SERVICE MECHANIC (All gasoline, electric, diesel or air operated) Shovels: Cranes: Draglines: Backhoes: Keystones: Pavers: Trenching Machines: Gunite Machines: Compressors (three (3) or more in Battery): Crawler Cranes- having a straight lattice boom with no attachment or luffing boom, no jib and no auxiliary attachment. Their duties shall be to assist the Engineer in oiling, greasing and repairing of all machines: Giving signals when necessary: Chaining Buckets and Scale Boxes. The Service Mechanic is responsible for having equipment ready to operate at the commencement of the work shift and he shall be responsible for securing the machine at the conclusion of the work shift. He shall perform greasing operations during Operator’s lunch period, and should be capable of and permitted to operate equipment in an emergency. The Service Mechanic may maintain a combination of two pumps, light towers and/or heaters, provided they are paid the 3(b) Maintenance Rate. A Service Mechanic may also perform maintenance duties.

 

A Local 15 operator may maintain any combination of lights, pumps and/or heaters up to six at the dominant rate. The seventh will be at the 3(b) Maintenance Rate.

 

For jobs bid after July 1, 2014- Service Mechanic on excavators 60,000 lbs. and over: a Service Mechanic may maintain two (2) excavators and a combination of any two (2) pumps or light towers (i.e. either two (2) pumps, two (2) light towers or one (1) pump and one (1) light tower). The Service Mechanic may also perform maintenance duties and shall be paid at the 3(b) Maintenance Rate.

 

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For jobs bid after July 1, 2014, no Local 15-15A Service Mechanic shall be required on a spreader with a hopper capacity of up to and including 6.5 tons.

 

For jobs bid after July 1, 2014, a Local 15-15A Service Mechanic on an excavator may also operate a grout pump if the Service Mechanic is paid the 3(b) Maintenance Rate.

 

Effective July 1, 2018, a Service Mechanic may maintain any combination of two crawler cranes only having a straight lattice boom with no attachment or luffing boom, no jib and no auxiliary attachment and/or excavators, plus a combination of two pumps, light towers and/or heaters, provided the Service Mechanic is paid the 3(b) Maintenance Rate. A Service Mechanic may also perform maintenance duties provided he is paid the 3(b) Maintenance Rate.

 

j EFFECTIVE DATE 1 Off-Shift Hourly Wage 07/01/22 07/01/23 07/01/24 07/01/25 07/01/26
$70.24 TBD TBD TBD TBD

d. BACKHOES

 

All rubber tire backhoes shall be operated by one Operating Engineer.

 

All rubber tire backhoes up to and including 37,000 lbs. shall be operated by Local 15. All rubber tire backhoes over 37,000 lbs. shall be operated by Local 14-14B. All track backhoes shall be operated by Local 14-14B.

 

All track backhoes up to and including 75,000 lbs. shall be operated by one person a

 

Local 14-14B operator.

 

All track backhoes over 75,000 lbs. shall be operated with one (1) Local 14-14B operator and one (1) Local 15 Service Mechanic.

 

The Service Mechanic may maintain two excavators at the same site, provided the Service Mechanic is paid the 3(b) Maintenance Rate.

 

For jobs bid after July 1, 2014, a Service Mechanic may maintain two excavators and a combination of any two (2) pumps or light towers (i.e. either two (2) pumps or two (2) light towers or one (1) pump and one (1) light tower). The Service Mechanic may also perform maintenance duties and shall be paid the 3(b) Maintenance Rate.

 

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A Local 15-15A Service Mechanic on an excavator may also operate a grout pump if the Service Mechanic is paid at the 3(b) Maintenance Rate.

 

Effective July 1, 2018, a Service Mechanic may maintain any combination of two crawler cranes only having a straight lattice boom with no attachment or luffing boom, no jib and no auxiliary attachment and/or excavators, plus a combination of two pumps, light towers and/or heaters, provided the Mechanic is paid the 3(b) Maintenance Rate. A Service Mechanic may also perform maintenance duties provided he is paid the 3(b) Maintenance Rate.

 

Effective July 1, 2022, a Service Mechanic shall maintain any combination of two (2) crawler cranes only having a straight lattice boom with no attachment or luffing boom, no jib and no other auxiliary attachments and/or excavators 75,000 pounds and over¬ plus a combination of two (2) pumps, light towers and/or heaters provided the Service Mechanic is paid the 3B Maintenance Rate. If a third machine is added, a crawler crane as forementioned above or excavator over 75,000 pounds, an apprentice shall be employed at the proper rate (i.e.: 1st year, 2nd year, 3rd year, 4th year). Said apprentice may maintain 1 light tower, 1 pump or 1 heater. When a fourth machine is added to the count, a 2nd Service Mechanic will be employed. When a 5,h Machine is added said 2nd Service Mechanic will receive 3b Maintenance Rate.

 

When a 6th machine is added a 2nd apprentice shall be employed. Additional manning will follow this formula.

 

Exclusions:

 

1. 320L Caterpillar track machine shall be operated by one (1) person a Local 14-14B

 

Operator.

 

2. Allied 520, Brock 250 and only existing mini max to be operated by Local 15-15A.

 

Any machine that falls under this clause and was manned as of June 30, 1993, will

 

continue to be manned in the same manner as long as the machine remains on the job,

 

or if machine is removed from the job for any reason and then returned to the same job.

 

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Section 7 Master Mechanic/Shop Steward Working Foreman Maintenance Engineer/ Mechanic/Shop Steward i

 

A Master Mechanic/Shop Steward I

 

(a) Master Mechanic/Shop Steward Manning for Projects bid prior to July 1, 1990 !

 

When five (5) or more Operating Engineers who are under the jurisdiction of Local No. 14-14B as set forth in Article IX, Section 6 Subdivision (a) of this Agreement are employed (on any one (1) shift, under one (1) contract of the Employer), then there shall be one (1) Master Mechanic/Shop Steward employed on the first shift for that contract during the period of employment of said five (5) or more Operating Engineers. Said Master Mechanic/Shop Steward shall have supervision of all Employees covered by this Agreement working for the Employer and all of its subcontractors, and no other Master Mechanic/Shop Steward is required under this Agreement. If a total of five (5) or more Operating Engineers, who are under the jurisdiction of Local No. 14 as set forth in Article IX, Section 6 Subdivision (a) of this Agreement are employed by a Contractor, or any combination of Contractors on the same job, a Master Mechanic/Shop Steward must be employed by the Owner, Builder, Owner-Builder, or any of its representatives. The Employer covered by this Agreement herein agrees not to proceed with any of its work, which is under the jurisdiction of Local No. 14, until said Owner, Builder, Owner-Builder or any of its representatives employs and assumes the compensation for said Master Mechanic/Shop Steward. The word “job” as used herein means a site and/or portion thereof upon which a planned improvement will be constructed.

 

The Master Mechanic/Shop Steward shall be designated by Local No. 14 subject to the approval of the Employer at a pre-job conference, and under the direction of the Employer said Master Mechanic/Shop Steward will be responsible for the performance of the duties of all Employees covered by this Agreement.

 

The Master Mechanic/Shop Steward shall operate equipment in emergencies only, and then only until such time as the services of another Employee covered by this Agreement are obtained.

 

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When a Master Mechanic is engaged, he can maintain the first two compressors on the same job site, providing that no employed Engineer at the job site is displaced. The Master Mechanic/Shop Steward shall comply with the provisions of Article III, Section 1 by becoming a member of Local No. 14.

 

A Master Mechanic/Shop Steward shall have access to office and phone accommodations, if they exist on the job.

 

(b) Master Mechanic/Shop Steward Pay

 

The wages of the Master Mechanic/Shop Steward shall be computed as follows:

 

1) Rate of Pay equals the highest hourly rate paid to any Engineer under the

 

jurisdiction of Local Union No. 14-14B on the job for that payroll week.

 

2) Hours of Pay maximum daily hours of any one Engineer under the jurisdiction of

 

the I.U.O.E., Locals No. 14-14B and Locals No. 15-15A on the job each day.

 

3) Lump Sum Payment of sixty-five dollars ($65.00) per payroll week. In computing (1) and (2) herein, Employees maiming power-house, refrigeration, soil solidification, wellpoint, cofferdam, continuous pumping installations, and other similar type operations are excluded from said computation. The Master Mechanic/Shop Steward shall be paid on a weekly basis, except for the start and finish of his employment.

 

Each contractor signatory to this and any other agreement having a Master Mechanic clause agrees to pay to the Employer of the Master Mechanic/Shop Steward and all of the Working Foreman Maintenance Engineers/ Mechanics/ Shop Stewards their proportionate share of the costs of said Master Mechanic/Shop Steward and Working Foreman Maintenance Engineers/ Mechanics/ Shop Stewards within two weeks of the occurrence of the Master Mechanic/Shop Steward and all the Working Foreman Maintenance Engineers/Mechanics/Shop Stewards employed pursuant to this clause, when such costs are not assumed by the Owner, Builder, Owner-Builder, or its representative. The proportionate share shall be calculated in accordance with the relative contribution of hours paid to members of Local No. 14-14B and Local No. 15- 15A covered by this clause.

 

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The Union must refuse labor or withdraw labor from any contractor failing to comply with the terms of this provision.

 

The Union agrees to include similar language in all other agreements.

 

B. MASTER MECHANIC/SHOP STEWARD FOR PROJECTS BID AFTER JULY 1, 1990

 

(a) Master Mechanic/Shop Steward Manning

 

The Master Mechanic/Shop Steward will be hired when a count of five (5) or more members of Local No. 14-14B and/or Local No. 15-15A operating machinery under the jurisdiction of Local No. 14-14B and/or Local No. 15-15A are employed subject to the exclusions listed below on a job bid after July 1, 2014 and through June 30, 2018 of $70,000,000 or more, bid price for two (2) days in a calendar week.

 

For jobs bid after July 1, 2018, the value of projects requiring a Master Mechanic and Working Maintenance Foreman Engineer will increase to $80,000,000. This amount will increase to $85,000,000 effective July 1, 2019; to $90,000,000 effective July 1, 2020; and to $95,000,000 effective July 1, 2021.

 

For projects bid on or after July 1, 2022, the Master Mechanic/Shop Steward and Working Foreman Maintenance Engineer will be hired when a count of six (6) or more members of Local No. 14-14B and/or Local No. 15-15A operating machinery under the jurisdiction of Local No. 14-14B and/or Local No. 15-15A are employed subject to the exclusions listed below.

 

As of July 1, 2022 the value of projects requiring a Master Mechanic and Working Foreman Maintenance Engineer shall be $100,000,000. The value of the projects will then increase by five million dollars ($5,000,000) on July 1st of each year of the term of this agreement.

 

On heavy construction projects, each contractor’s bid shall stand alone with his subcontractors re: the criteria for the employment of the Master Mechanic/Shop Steward for the General Contractors Agreement as outlined above.

 

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On a building site where the cost of the total project is $25,000,000 or more the Master Mechanic/Shop StewardWorking Maintenance Foreman shall be employed if the other criteria for the Master Mechanic/Shop StewardWorking Maintenance Foreman are met under the General Contractors Agreement, subject to the exclusions noted below.

 

If a City, State, Federal or Public Agency lets a separate contract on a site for heavy construction work, that shall standalone re: criteria for the employment of the Master Mechanic/Shop Steward per the General Contractors Agreement.

 

The following exclusions apply to the count of the five (5) pieces of machinery: Service Engineers and/or Service Mechanics

 

Trainees and Apprentices Members of Local No. 15D

 

All Crewed Machines count as one (1) Man Welding Machines

 

3 (b) Maintenance Engineers

 

Pumps 3″ and smaller

 

Effective July 1, 2018- pumps 4” and smaller

 

Well Points and Pump Systems count as one (1) Man Generators

 

Grout Pumps

 

One pump up to 6” in size per site

 

Effective July 1, 2014- One (1) 185 CFM compressor.

 

Effective July 1, 2015, up to one (1) 400 CFM compressor is excluded from the count.

 

Effective July 1, 2018, up to one (1) 1,200 CFM compressor is excluded from the count.

 

Effective July 1, 2018- Heaters

 

Design Build and/or Alternative Delivery Methods: Where a project is appropriately classified as a “Design/Build” and or “Alternative Delivery Methods”: Design costs and inspection costs will be excluded fiom the total gross contract value for the purposes of

 

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determining the value for the Master Mechanic/Working Foreman Maintenance Engineer.

 

When a heavy construction project’s bid price is $100,000,000 or more ($105,000,000 effective July 1, 2023; to $110,000,000 effective July 1, 2024; to $115,000,000 effective July 1, 2025 and to $120,000,000 effective July 1, 2026) and six (6) or more Operating Engineers who are under the jurisdiction of Local No.l4-14B and/or Local No. 15-15A, as set forth in Article IX, Section 6 of this Agreement (except for exclusions already noted in this Section), are employed operating equipment for two (2) days in the calendar week on any one (1) shift, under one contract of the Employer, then there shall be one (1) Master Mechanic/Shop Steward employed on the first shift for that contract during the period of employment of said six (6) or more Operating Engineers. Said Master Mechanic/Shop Steward shall have supervision over all Employees covered by this Agreement working for the Employer or any of its subcontractors, and no other Master Mechanic/Shop Steward is required under this Agreement. The Master Mechanic/Shop Steward shall be designated by the Union, subject to the approval of the Employer at a pre-job conference and under the direction of the Employer, said Master Mechanic/Shop Steward will be responsible for the performance of the duties of all Employees covered by this Agreement. The Master Mechanic/Shop Steward shall maintain a Local No. 14-14B “B” rated piece of equipment when available. If said equipment is not at the job site where the Master Mechanic/Shop Steward is employed, he shall maintain a similar piece of equipment at another job site. The Master Mechanic/Shop Steward shall be the designated Shop Steward. The Master Mechanic/Shop Steward shall not be included in the count towards that job, except when manning equipment.

 

When a Master Mechanic is engaged, the Master Mechanic shall maintain the following: 1) up to two compressors on site or one off-site at the Pile Driver rate; 2) wellpoint system on the first shift and/or freeze plant on the first shift at the Crane rate; 3) up to two compressors on site or one off-site and a wellpoint system on the first shift and/or freeze plant on the first shift at the Tower Crane rate, providing that no employed Engineer at the job site is displaced. This is with the understanding that if a higher rate

 

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is warranted as per the Building Agreement, the Master Mechanic will receive the i

 

higher rate. On the weekend, if there is no other equipment operating and the wellpoint i

 

and/or freeze plant is the sole operation, the Master Mechanic will be paid the wellpoint rate. The Master Mechanic/Shop Steward shall be designated by the Union subject to the approval of the Employer.

 

The Master Mechanic/Shop Steward shall comply with the provisions of Article HI

 

Section 1 by becoming a member of Local No. 14.

 

The Master Mechanic/Shop Steward shall have access to office and phone accommodations if they exist on the job.

 

The Master Mechanic/Shop Steward shall operate equipment in an emergency only, except as otherwise designated in this Agreement, and then only until such time as the services of another Employee covered by this Agreement are obtained.

 

(b) Master Mechanic/Shop Steward Pay for Projects bid after July 1, 1990:

 

The wages of the Master Mechanic/Shop Steward shall be computed as follows:

 

1) Rate of Pay shall be the hourly rate of pay of the Local No. 14 Operating Engineer

 

Pile Driver Rate (Article IX Section 6 Sttbdivision (5) Wages (a) Local No. 14

 

Operating Engineer for Pile Driver).

 

2) Hours of Pay maximum daily hours of any one Engineer under the jurisdiction of

 

I.U.O.E., Locals No. 14-14B and Locals No. 15-15A on the job each day. For all jobs bid after July 1, 2014:

 

Saturdays, Sundays, Holidays or Overtime Employment

 

However, on Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays only, the Master Mechanic shall not be required to be employed if one or more of the following pieces of equipment are the only pieces of equipment operated on any shift (straight time/off-shift/overtime): water pumps, light generators, deepwells, dewatering pumping systems, generators, heaters, mixers, mudsucking. For wellpoints, welding machines (excluding structural steel), compressors (1- 185 CFM compressor in the first (1st) year, up to one (1) 400 CFM compressor beginning July 1, 2015) and up to one (1) 1,200 CFM compressor beginning July 1, 2018 if a Local 14 operator other than the Master Mechanic is operating the equipment, the Master Mechanic shall not be required. However, if any

 

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other equipment falling under the jurisdiction of Local 14-14B or Local 15-15A is operated, either by itself or in conjunction with the above-listed pieces of equipment, then the Master Mechanic shall be employed.

 

The Master Mechanic shall not be employed when maintenance is performed on equipment under the jurisdiction of Local 15-15A on Saturdays, Sundays, holidays or overtime.

 

3) Lump Sum Payment – of sixty-five dollars ($65.00) per payroll week. In computing hours herein, Employees manning power-house, refrigeration, soil solidification, wellpoint, cofferdam, continuous pumping installations, and other similar type operations are excluded from said computation. The Master Mechanic/Shop Steward shall be paid on a weekly basis, except for the start and finish of his employment. The Master Mechanic and Maintenance Foreman will not be entitled to additional pay for an operator who moves between Machine A and B as described in Section 8 (c). Travel Time shall be paid only to the operating engineer and/or the crewed machines crew moving the equipment to and from the site. The master mechanic and maintenance foreman shall not be paid travel time to and from the site as long as no other trades’ stewards are paid for that same travel time.

 

C. Working Foreman Maintenance Engineer/Mechanic/Shop Steward

 

(a) Working Foreman Maintenance Engineer/Mechanic/Shop Steward Manning

 

When five or more Operating Engineers who are under the jurisdiction of Local 14 and/or Local 15 as set forth in the agreement and as modified by this Memorandum of Agreement (except for exclusions already noted in the agreement) are employed operating equipment for two (2) days in a calendar week on any one shift under one contract, then there shall be one Working Maintenance Foreman employed.

 

The Working Maintenance Foreman shall be paid on a weekly basis, except at the start and finish of employment. Contributions to the Pension Fund shall be the same as the hours for which he receives wages. Contributions to the other Benefit Funds shall be the same as those paid.

 

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If two (2) or more shifts are utilized and a Master Mechanic/ Shop Steward is employed on the first shift, then the Employer shall employ a Working Foreman Maintenance Engineer/Mechanic/Shop Steward for each of the second and third shifts. Effective July 1, 2018, when a Working Foreman Maintenance Engineer/Mechanic/Shop Steward is employed on a second (2nd) or third (3rd) shift, he/she will maintain up to two (2) light towers. Effective July 1, 2022, the Working Foreman Maintenance Engineer shall be available to load and unload delivery trucks. If two (2) or more shifts are utilized and a Master Mechanic/Shop Steward/Working Foreman Maintenance Engineer/Mechanic/Shop Steward is employed on the first shift, then the employer shall employ a Working Foreman Maintenance Engineer/Shop Steward for each of the second and third shifts. On projects with a second and/or third shift when one piece of equipment under the jurisdiction of Local 15 is employed the operator shall also fulfill the duties of the Working Foreman Maintenance Engineer/Shop Steward. When a second piece of equipment is put to work on the second and/or third shift the Working Maintenance Foreman will revert to the traditional role of Foreman/Shop Steward and will be replaced on the machine.

 

The Working Foreman Maintenance Engineer/Mechanic/Shop Steward shall be responsible for the performance of the duties of Employees under the jurisdiction of Local No. 15.

 

A Working Foreman Maintenance Engineer/Mechanic/Shop Steward shall have access to office and phone accommodations if they exist on the job.

 

(b) Working Foreman Maintenance Engineer/Mechanic/Shop Steward Pay

 

The wages of the Working Foreman Maintenance Engineer/ Mechanic/ Shop Steward shall be equal to the highest gross daily wage of any Employee covered under this Agreement under the jurisdiction of Local No. 15 including Maintenance Engineers, exclusive of Employees manning powerhouse, refrigeration, soil solidification, wellpoint, cofferdam, continuous pumping installations, and other similar type operations and/or installations on a seven (7) day basis, plus a lump sum of sixty-five dollars ($65.00) per payroll week.

 

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The Working Foreman Maintenance Engineer/Mechanic/Shop Steward shall be paid on a weekly basis, except at the start and finish of his employment. Contributions for the Working Foreman Maintenance Engineer/Mechanic/Shop Steward to the Pension Fund shall be the same as the hours for which he receives wages exclusive of premium hours. Contributions to the Welfare Fund, Vacation Benefit, Apprentice and Training Fund, Annuity and Political Action Committee for the Working Foreman Maintenance Engineer/Mechanic/Shop Steward shall be the same as those paid for the Employee who has received the highest gross wage for the day and upon which the wages of the Working Foreman Maintenance Engineer/ Mechanic/Shop Steward were computed.

 

Travel Time shall be paid only to the operating engineer and/or the crewed machine’s crew moving the equipment to and from the site.

 

The Master Mechanic and Maintenance Foreman will not be entitled to additional pay for an operator who moves between Machine A and B as described in Section 8 (c). Travel Time shall be paid only to the operating engineer and/or the crewed machines crew moving the equipment to and from the site. The Master Mechanic and Maintenance Foreman shall not be paid travel time to and from the site as long as no other trades’ stewards are paid for that same travel time.

 

Working Foreman Maintenance Engineer/Mechanic/Shop Steward pay for jobs bid after July 1, 2014:

 

a) Single Shift Rate of Pay- shall be the hourly rate of pay of the Local 15-15A 20-ton and

 

over Cherrypicker Rate.

 

b) Hours of Pay- maximum daily hours of any one (1) Local 14-14B or Local 15-15A

 

Operating Engineer on the job each day (single shift), excluding the hours for Powerhouses,

 

refrigeration, soil solidification, wellpoint, cofferdam, continuous pumping installations and

 

other similar type operations and/or installations on a seven (7) day basis, water pumps,

 

light generators, deepwells, dewatering pumping systems, generators, grout pumps, heaters,

 

mixers, mudsucking, welders, compressors and compressors in a battery.

 

c) Lump sum payment of sixty-five dollars ($65.00) per payroll week.

 

On a job utilizing more than one shift, the Working Foreman Maintenance Engineers/Mechanic/Shop Steward shall be entitled to only the early start overtime for his or her shift when a machine falling under the jurisdiction of Local 14-14B or Local 15-15A is operated during that overtime, excluding

 

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powerhouses, refrigeration, soil solidification, wellpoint, cofferdam, continuous pumping installations, and other similar type operations and/or installations on a seven (7) day basis, water pumps, light generators, deepwells, dewatering pumping systems, generators, grout pumps, heaters, mixers, mudsucking, welders, compressors, and compressors in a battery.

 

Travel Time shall be paid only to the operating engineer and/or the crewed machine’s crew moving the equipment to and from the site.

 

The Master Mechanic and Maintenance Foreman will not be entitled to additional pay for an operator who moves between Machine A and B as described in Section 8 (c). Travel Time shall be paid only to the operating engineer and/or the crewed machines crew moving the equipment to and from the site. The Master Mechanic and Maintenance Foreman shall not be paid travel time to and from the site as long as no other trades’ stewards are paid for that same travel time.

 

Section 8 Conditions

 

(a) Varying Shift Commencement

 

It is agreed that, because job logistics, statutes, laws, ordinances, regulations and contractual requirements of various Federal, State, City and public authorities, governing the performance of work covered by this Agreement, require the varying of shift commencement; shift hours shall be varied to begin between 7:00 A.M. and 9:00 A.M. for all the work crew to conform with said job logistics, statutes, laws, ordinances, regulations and contractual requirements. Such shift work will be paid for at the single time rate for eight hours, overtime at double time in conformity with the terms of this Agreement. For tide work, a shift period may be between 5:00 A.M. and 5:00 P.M. and shall be paid at the straight time wage and benefit rate. Any other non-standard single shift shall be paid for at one hundred and sixty percent (160%) of the single time rate for eight hours, overtime at double time, i.e. two hundred percent (200%) of the single time rate. Where there are two or more shifts, work will be paid for at the single time rate for eight hours, overtime at double time.

 

(b) Work Continuity

 

Whenever an Employee is employed intermittently to operate a machine, he shall do such other work during the period when his machine cannot be operated as may be determined by the Master Mechanic/Shop Steward for Employees under the jurisdiction of Local No. 14-14B and

 

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by the Working Foreman Maintenance Engineer/Mechanic/Shop Steward for Employees under the jurisdiction of Local No. 15 where employed.

 

(c) Shifting of Employees on Equipment

 

During a work shift, an Employer may move the crew or an individual operator from Machine A to Machine B, and then back to Machine A, when there is an emergency on the project or a breakdown on Machine A, with no additional pay to the crew, or individual operator. During a work shift, an operator may move from Machine A to Machine B and back to Machine A for two hours additional pay and may go back to Machine B at no additional pay. The Master Mechanic and Maintenance Foreman will not be entitled to additional pay for an operator who moves between Machine A and B as described in this paragraph.

 

On Municipal Projects bid after July 1, 2022, where the total cost is $10,000,000 or lower, an employer may move an individual operator unrestricted from machine A to machine B to machine A as the employer sees fit on said project as needed in a workday with no additional pay. This is only applicable to said equipment in the jurisdiction of said local on single maimed machines.

 

(d) Pumping

 

Continuous pumping regardless of motor power and size is the work of the Maintenance Engineers under the jurisdiction of Local No, 15. Wellpoint and river cofferdam pumps are the work of the Operating Engineer under the jurisdiction of Local No. 14-14B as set forth in Article IX, Section 6, Subdivision (a) of this Agreement. Continuous pumping when using one (1) air pump shall be performed by the Operating Engineer under the jurisdiction of Local No. 14-14B, maiming the compressor. If two (2) or more air pumps are employed, a Maintenance Engineer under the jurisdiction of Local No. 15 will man said pumps in addition to performing other duties as required. Around-the-clock pumping may be in four (4), six (6) hour shifts. Where pumps regardless of size or motor power are used intermittently to pump any water accumulation, Pier Hole and on Tidal Work then a Maintenance Engineer under the jurisdiction of Local No. 15-15A shall be employed to operate up to and including six (6) pumps.

 

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For jobs bid after July 1, 2014 a Local 15-15A Operator:

 

1. May operate up to and including eight (8) pumps at the pump rate.

 

2. On deepwell dewatering system and/or electrical submersible pumps may operate

 

up to and including eight (8) pumps at the pump rate. From nine (9) and up to and

 

including twelve (12) pumps, the Local 15-15A Operator will be paid at the 3(b)

 

Maintenance Rate. On July 1, 2016, the count to be paid the 3(b)Maintenance Rate

 

shall increase from nine (9) and up to and including fifteen (15) pumps.

 

(e) Wellpoint Eductor Ejector Dewatering Systems

 

Maintenance Foreman and crew of four (4) Maintenance Engineers shall install a WellpointEductor-Ejector System, except on jobs with forty (40) points or less where a crew of one (1) Foreman and two (2) Maintenance Engineers shall be employed. Manning for ten (10) Wellpoints or less added after initial system is installed shall be determined by the Employer, but in any event, only with Local No. 15-15A Employees.

 

After a Wellpoint Dewatering System is installed and while operating, a Maintenance Engineer shall be employed on the first eight (8) hour (day) shift on Monday through Friday inclusively. No Maintenance Engineer shall be employed on said Wellpoint Dewatering System on any second or third shift. After a Wellpoint Dewatering System is installed and while operating, if in addition to the Wellpoint Dewatering System pumps, other gasoline, diesel or electric powered pumps are installed and operated to supply water to a recharge system, one (1) Maintenance Engineer shall be employed on each shift while said other pumps are operating. After an Eductor or Ejector Dewatering System is installed and while operating, if in addition to the Eductor or Ejector Dewatering System pumps, other gasoline, diesel or electric powered pumps are installed and operated, one (1) Maintenance Engineer shall be employed on each shift, while said other pumps are operating.

 

The installation, maintenance, operation and dismantling (including header and discharge pipe) of Deep-Well Pumps is the jurisdiction of Local No. 15.

 

When a system is shut down on a holiday occurring Monday through Friday, the Maintenance Man receives only one (1) day’s “Holiday Pay” and doesn’t work. When the system is working on a holiday occurring Monday through Friday, the Maintenance Man receives a day’s pay for working and one (1) day’s “Holiday Pay”.

 

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The GCA and Local 15-15A agree to review the provisions in the collective bargaining agreement concerning pumping.

 

(f) Powerhouses

 

A powerhouse is an enclosed structure containing at least two (2) power sources, such as air, electric, hydraulic, and such sources are used or intended to be used on the normal operation of the project excluding as a source of power standby or emergency equipment. The manning provisions for powerhouses, however, remain as set forth in this Agreement when such standby or emergency equipment is operated within the powerhouse.

 

(g) Welding Machines

 

Welding Machines other than Steel Erection

 

An Employee will not be employed on the Welding Machine when the welding arcs are operated by Employees who comply with the provisions of Section 1 of Article III by becoming members of Local No. 15. When the welding arc is not operated by an Employee under the jurisdiction of Local No. 15, a Local No. 14-14B Engineer will be employed on the first Welding Machine through six (6) inclusive and two (2) Local No. 14-14B Engineers will man seven (7) through ten (10) inclusive, such Welding Machines on the same job site. One Engineer may maintain a combination of up to six compressors and/or welding machines on the

 

same job site, excluding Structural Steel. (h) Water Rigs (Steam and Grease Time)

 

Operating Engineers and Firemen employed on water rigs when performing work at job sites shall report for work one (1) hour before the regular starting time to raise steam, grease machines and perform all other duties, for which they shall be paid at the rate of double time for said one (1) hour. This provision is applicable to shift work.

 

(i) MARINE CONSTRUCTION:

 

Actual investigation has established that during the past years, many millions of dollars of Marine Construction work under the Union’s jurisdiction has been lost to non-unionism, resulting in lost wages and benefits to the union membership.

 

Continued investigation indicates that this trend is expanding. The Union in its continuing fight against non-unionism in any and every manner, seeks to protect its membership, its jurisdiction, expand work opportunities and assure job safety for its members.

 

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The Employer and Union endeavoring to maintain current and future wage and fringe benefits, work opportunities, the jurisdiction of the Union and job safety agree that it is necessary to be more competitive in Marine Construction work. Therefore, effective July 14, 1993 Marine Construction work shall be performed under the following conditions:

 

WATER RIGS

 

1) For a contract of the Employer of $10,000,000 ($6,000,000 for jobs bid before July 1, 2014)

 

or less:

 

a) When steam powered equipment is working on a barge, each of the two (one Local

 

No. 14 and one Local No. 15) Engineers shall work eight (8) hours at straight

 

time, and one (1) hour at double time, they shall raise steam, grease and maintain all equipment (including but not limited to compressors) on the barge. The two Engineers shall receive a premium of one hour’s pay in addition to their other payments for handling all such additional equipment.

 

b) When a non-steam crane whirley or derrick equipment is working on a barge, each of the two (one Local No. 14 and one Local No. 15) Engineers shall work eight (8) hours at straight time.

 

If air compressors are added to the hoisting device or placed on the deck for safety or any other purpose, the two (one Local No. 14 and one Local No. 15) Engineers shall maintain the compressors as well, and each shall receive nine (9) hours straight time pay for eight (8) hours work.

 

If besides the air compressors, other equipment is added to the barge, the two (one Local No. 14 and one Local No. 15) Engineers shall maintain all equipment (including but not limited to the compressors on the barge), and each shall receive ten (10) hours straight time pay for eight (8) hour’s work.

 

2) Operating Engineers and Firemen employed on water rigs when performing work at

 

jobsites shall report for work one (1) hour before the regular starting time to raise steam,

 

grease machines and perform all other duties, for which they shall be paid at the rate of

 

double time for said one (1) hour. This provision is applicable to shift work.

 

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(j) Tugger Hoists

 

Where the Tugger Hoist is used for pulling cars, or handling of miscellaneous materials in tunnels, subways, etc., a Junior Engineer only under the jurisdiction of Locals No. 15-15A will be employed.

 

(k) Land Pile Driving Rig (Auxiliary Equipment)

 

If one (1) compressor is mounted on a land pile driving rig along with other auxiliary equipment, for example, a jet pipe, an auger, a generator for the furnishing of power to light the work of the land pile driving rig, then the Crane Engineer and Service Mechanic will report one (1) hour before starting time and receive only one (1) hour additional pay, at the rate of double time for said one (1) hour.

 

When two (2) or more compressors are mounted in tandem on a land pile driving rig, the Crane Engineer and Service Mechanic will report one (1) hour before starting time and receive two (2) hours additional pay at the rate of double time for said one (1) hour. These provisions are applicable to shift work.

 

(1) Land Pile Driving Rig (Vibratory Hammer)

 

If the generator and console for a vibratory hammer are mounted upon a land pile-driving rig, the controls of said hammer shall be operated by the Crane Engineer, and the Crane Engineer and the Service Mechanic will report one (1) hour before starting time and receive only one (1) hour of additional pay at the rate of double time for said one (1) hour. This provision is applicable to shift work. If the generator or power pack for the vibratory hammer, the console and control unit is placed on the ground and operated by a remote control device, umbilical cord control mounted in the cab the controls of said hammer shall be operated by the crane engineer, and the crane engineer and Service Mechanic will report one hour before start time and receive one hour additional pay at the rate of double-time for said one hour. There will be no additional maiming under these conditions and jurisdiction is that of I.U.O.E. In the event the above stipulated conditions are not met, then the generator and the console for the vibratory hammer shall be manned by a Maintenance Engineer under the jurisdiction of Local No. 15 and the control unit shall be operated by an Engineer under the jurisdiction of Local No.14. The crane engineer and Service Mechanic of said land pile driving rig shall receive no additional pay. When using a vibratory hammer with a cherrypicker, the operation shall be maintained by the crew and remain the jurisdiction of the Operating Engineers.

 

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(m) Operation of Dust Collectors

 

Where an operation of Dust Collectors entails work beyond the capabilities of the Engineer operating the compressors, a Service Mechanic will be assigned to assist the Engineer.

 

(n) Maintenance and Repair Work Overtime Repair Work at a Work Site

 

The Employee(s) covered by this Agreement must be capable of performing and participate in the performance of said repairs. If the Employee(s) cannot perform the repairs, then, they will not remain on the job site and will not be paid for the overtime.

 

All maintenance and repair work at a work site of any kind and description, exclusive of said work being performed by other trades, shall be performed by Employees covered under this Agreement and/or Employees covered under the Agreement between Local No. 15C, International Union of Operating Engineers, and Members of the G.C.A. On jobs where a Master Mechanic/Shop Steward and/or a Working Foreman Maintenance Engineer/Mechanic/Shop Steward is not employed, repair work during the work shift shall be performed by the crew on their own machines, or by Maintenance Engineers. On jobs where a Master Mechanic/Shop Steward and/or a Working Foreman Maintenance Engineer/Mechanic/Shop Steward is employed, repair work during the work shift shall be performed by the crew under the general supervision of the Master Mechanic/Shop Steward and/or Working Foreman Maintenance Engineer/Mechanic/Shop Steward, and with such assistance of Maintenance Engineers as the Master Mechanic/Shop

 

Steward and/or Working Foreman Maintenance Engineer/Mechanic/Shop Steward deems necessary.

 

If a piece of equipment breaks down and is repaired on the jobsite on overtime, the crew or individual operator of said piece of equipment shall work on the repair during the overtime period, exclusive of welding, motor and compressor work.

 

The Master Mechanic shall not be employed when maintenance is performed on equipment under the jurisdiction of Local 15-ISA on Saturdays, Sundays, holidays or overtime.

 

(o) Saturday Employment Maintenance Engineer

 

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the Working Foreman Maintenance Engineer/Mechanic/ Shop Steward or Maintenance Engineer shall be assigned to work on said Saturday provided at least one (1) Maintenance Engineer has worked on the project for a minimum of forty (40) hours prior to the said Saturday except at the commencement of a project. The wages of the Working Foreman Maintenance Engineer/Mechanic/Shop Steward shall not in any maimer be increased, adjusted or added to, if the Maintenance Engineer rather than the Working Foreman Maintenance Engineer/Mechanic/Shop Steward works on said Saturday.

 

For jobs bid after July 1, 2014:

 

Saturday or Sunday and Overtime Employment for the Working Foreman Maintenance Engineers/Mechanic/Shop Steward.

 

If any machine falling under the jurisdiction of Local 14-14B or Local 15-15A is operated on a Saturday, Sunday, Holiday or during any overtime on any shift, then the Working Maintenance Foreman Engineer/Mechanic/Shop Steward shall be employed.

 

However, On Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays only, the Working Maintenance Foreman Engineer/Mechanic/Shop Steward shall not be required to be employed if one or more of the following pieces of equipment are the only pieces of equipment operated on any shift (straight time/off-shift/overtinie): water pumps, light generators, wellpoints, deepwells, dewatering pumping systems, generators, grout pump, heaters, mixers, mudsucking, welders, compressors, compressors in a battery. However, if any other equipment falling under the jurisdiction of Local 14-14B or Local 15-15A is operated, either by itself or in conjunction with the above¬ listed pieces of equipment, then the Working Maintenance Foreman Engineer/Mechanic/Shop Steward shall be employed.

 

(p) Concrete Pumps

 

Concrete pumps are to be manned by Employees covered by this Agreement under the jurisdiction of Local No. 14-14B and Local No. 15-15A.

 

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operated by one (1) Local 14 or one (1) Local 15 Operating Engineer for those two days. If it is utilized three (3) or more days in the calendar week, it will be manned by a crew of one (1) Local 14 and one (1) Local 15 Operating Engineer. The said maiming will be determined by either Local 14 or Local 15 Business Representatives. This is not applicable to any other Operating Engineer Locals or the GCA Tunnel Section of this said agreement.

 

The Local No. 14-14B Operator on a Truck-Mounted Concrete Pump will be paid for the time required for the pump to be delivered to the jobsite.

 

The Genera! Contractors Association of New York and Local 14-14B and Local 15-15A agree that a concrete pump that is used for two (2) days or less in a week will not count toward the count of equipment required to employ a Master Mechanic or a Working Foreman Maintenance Engineer provided that it is the sole piece of equipment that is triggering the count.

 

(q) Compressor Manning

 

Exclusive of powerhouses, when compressors in battery are piped together and/or into a common receiver, they are to be maimed as follows:

 

1 through 6 Compressors 1 Local No. 14-14B OperatingEngineer.

(Maximum 7500 cu. ft

 

capacity such as 5 1500

 

cu. ft. capacity and/or 6 1200 cu. ft. capacity)

 

7 Compressors 2 Local No. 14-14B OperatingEngineers & 1 Local No. 15-15A Service Mechanic

8 through 12 Compressors

 

Over 12 Compressors

 

2 Local No. 14-14B Operating

 

Engineers. & 2 Local No. 15-15A Service Mechanic

 

Repeat the above in the same manner One compressor man may maintain up to six (6) compressors on the same job site.

 

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(r) Compressor, Welding and Maintenance Trucks

 

When a truck mounted compressor, truck mounted welding machine or maintenance truck is employed, said truck shall be driven by an Employee covered under this Agreement in addition to the performance of his other duties,

 

(s) Physical Examination

 

No Employee covered by this Agreement shall be subject to a physical examination in order to be employed.

 

(t) Single-Manned Machines under Jurisdiction of Local No. 14-14B

 

All single-manned machine operators are responsible to have equipment ready to operate at the commencement of the work shift, and they shall be responsible to secure their machines at the conclusion of the work shift. Further, they shall be responsible to maintain their equipment in proper order.

 

(u) Job Site Plants

 

Concrete Plants and Asphalt Plants on job site, are to be manned by Employees covered by the Agreement under the jurisdiction of Locals No. 14-14B and 15-15A viz. 2 men, an Engineer and a Maintenance Man, which Maintenance Man shall perform all maintenance and repairs on said plant.

 

The Local No. 14-14B Engineer and the Local No. 15 Maintenance Man who are to operate the plant shall be employed at the time the console is installed.

 

The Local No. 14-14B Engineer will be employed prior to the console being installed if machinery that is part of the plant is tested or run, but limited to one week prior to console installation.

 

A Local No. 15 Maintenance Man shall install, maintain, repair and dismantle the plant inclusive of hoppers, bins, conway or control house and all other appendages and if additional men are required, they shall work under the jurisdiction of Local No. 15.

 

Standard package plants will be manned by the two Employees, the Local No. 14-14B Engineer and the Local No. 15 Maintenance Man.

 

(v) Insurance

 

The Employer by virtue of signing this Agreement agrees to obtain “Broad Form

 

Comprehensive General Liability Endorsement Additional Persons Insured” for Employees

 

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under this Agreement. This coverage is provided only during the term of this Agreement. Each Employer shall furnish a written confirmation of this coverage to the Union.

 

(w) Change House

 

The Employer shall make available on the job site a change house suitable and adequate to change clothes and keep tools, if supplied to other trades.

 

(x) Cherrypicker Over 70,000 lbs. GVW

 

The cherrypicker under this Agreement in all instances and under all loading capacities is to be operated by a man under the jurisdiction of Local No. 15. On cherrypickers over 70,000 lbs. GVW, a man under the jurisdiction of Local No. 14 shall also be assigned to said cherrypicker. A man under the jurisdiction of Local No. 14 shall also be assigned to any size cherrypicker only when:

 

1) It is used for driving or extracting steel piling and/or steel sheeting, and only while

 

using the pile hammer and/or extractor.

 

2) It is used as a Mine Hoist; a Mine Hoist being defined as a hoist operating at a

 

working tunnel shaft where said hoist is hoisting both men and materials.

 

Only all existing 35-ton Cherrypickers as listed, approved and agreed to by Local 14- 14B and Local 15-15A and the GCA, shall be grandfathered into this Agreement.

 

(y) Maiming of Hydraulic Drills

 

1. (a) (b) ManningAir Tracks shall require no maiming by Operating Engineers.On hydraulic drills for tiebacks only, the first drill shall be manned by one (1) Local 15
Operating Engineer; second drill shall be manned by one (1) Local 14 Operating Engineer. Additional drills shall be manned alternately. For example, third drill, Local 15, fourth drill, Local 14, etc., and each shall receive the Local 15 3(b) Maintenance Man rate.
(c) These men also shall maintain all ancillary equipment and compressors used in that
operation.
(d) If a drill attachment is used on Engineers equipment, a Local 14 and a Local 15

Operator shall be employed, with the exception of skid steers and dowel drilling equipment. The equipment operator shall receive the appropriate rate for the equipment; the second man shall receive the Local 15 3(b) Maintenance Man rate.

 

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(e) On Drills used for tiebacks, the first Engineer counts towards the Master Mechanic and

 

every fourth Engineer thereafter counts towards the Master Mechanic.

 

All Drills used for deep wells, mini piles, soil solidification, drilled in caissons, and cut-off walls shall be manned by two (2) Operating Engineers, one (1) person under the jurisdiction of Local 14, and one person under the jurisdiction of Local 15. The person under the jurisdiction of Local 14 shall receive the Driller’s rate; the person under the jurisdiction of Local 15 shall receive the Maintenance Man rate 3(b) rate.

 

On drill rigs staffed by two operators, auxiliary equipment including compressors, grout pumps, horizontal silos, pumps related to drill spoils, water pumps used in drilling operations and welding machines in drilling operations when Local 15 is on the Arc will be maintained with no additional manning. Concrete plants, jet grouting plants and “Zim” mixers are excluded. If additional maiming for the horizontal silo should be required other than that specified above a Local 14 operator shall be employed.

 

After drilling a single caisson, the crew that is on the drill rig will operate and maintain the concrete pump that is used to place the concrete in a caisson,

 

(z) Repair of Hydraulic Diesel Drills

 

The repair and maintenance of hydraulic diesel drills, such as Gardner-Denver, Leroi,

 

Ingersoll-Rand, or Joy Drills on cats when used to drill rock is the jurisdiction of Local No. 15.

 

If there is no category 3(b) Maintenance Man on the project when hydraulic drills are used, a

 

Maintenance Engineer under category 3(b) shall be employed to maintain the project

 

equipment (exclusive of welders, pumpmen and crewed machines), A Local No. 15

 

Maintenance Engineer shall be assigned to and maintain from one (1) to four (4) hydraulic drills beginning with the first drill.

 

(aa) New or Modified Equipment

 

If new machinery or modified equipment is to be utilized on a project, Local No. 14 or Local No. 15 is to be advised on the proposed use of said machinery and equipment by the Employer, and the Employer will discuss the maiming of same with Local No. 14 or Local No. 15 before he designates and assigns the Employees to operate that piece of equipment. Local No. 14 or Local No. 15 will notify the G.C.A. if it becomes aware of new or modified machinery and will discuss the manning of same with the G.C.A.

 

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It is expressly agreed and recognized that the Employer has the sole right to designate and assign Employees to operate said equipment, provided the equipment is not covered by this Collective Bargaining Agreement.

 

(bb) Intoxicating Beverages

 

The consumption of intoxicating beverages or use of drugs on a job site is prohibited. Violation of this rule, after due warning, is sufficient reason for dismissal.

 

(cc) Hazardous/Toxic Waste/Asbestos Removal

 

On hazardous/toxic waste and asbestos removal work, on a State or Federally designated hazardous/toxic waste site, or where the Operating Engineer is in contact with hazardous/toxic material and when personal protective equipment is required for respiratory, skin and eye protection, the Operating Engineer shall receive the hourly wage plus an additional fifty cents ($0.50) per hour of the wage schedule, during the months of July and August. Fringe Benefits will be paid on the contractual hourly rate.

 

(dd) Drug Testing

 

The Employer and Union agree that when required by a contract of any City, State, Federal and/or quasi-public agency or public utility to test the Employees covered by this Agreement for drugs and/or alcohol abuse, they shall comply.

 

Effective July 1, 2018, the GCA and Local 14-14B and Local 15-15A agree to form a committee to develop a drug and alcohol testing program.

 

(ee) Employee Assistance Program

 

Labor and Management agree that they will form an Employee Assistance Program. If this program is found to be illegal, then another program shall be developed to conform to all laws and regulations. Program to be in place no later than January 1, 1991.

 

(1) Where an Employer has reasonable cause to believe that an Employee is a drug abuser, substance abuser or alcohol abuser, the Employer can suspend the suspected abuser, with pay not to exceed three (3) days and require that the Employee meet with the Union’s Employee Assistance Program Director. (2) The Union’s Employee Assistance Program Director will arrange for testing of the suspected abuser to determine whether the Employee has a drug, substance or alcohol abuse problem.

 

(3) If the test reveals that the Employee is not a drug, substance or alcohol abuser, he shall be immediately returned to work.

 

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(4) If the test reveals that the Employee is a drug, substance or alcohol abuser, he will be suspended

 

with no pay and the Employee will be given the opportunity to participate in a rehabilitation program

 

to suit his individual need under the guidance of the Union’s Employee Assistance Program Director.

 

(5) If the Employee completes the rehabilitation program and subsequently tests clean of drug,

 

substance or alcohol abuse, the Employee shall be returned to his previous position.

 

(6) Should the Employee fail to meet with the Union’s Employee Assistance Program Director or

 

refuses to submit to testing for drug, substance or alcohol abuse, or refuses to participate in the Drug

 

Free Workplace Program, or the Detoxification Program after testing positive for drug, substance, or

 

alcohol abuse, the Employee shall be terminated without recourse to the grievance procedure contained

 

in the Collective Bargaining Agreement between the parties.

 

(7) The cost of testing, detoxification or other services will be paid by the Local No. 14 or Local No.

 

15 Employee Assistance Program or by the Local No. 14 or Local No. 15 Welfare Fund.

 

(8) It is agreed that the procedure set forth above shall be the exclusive procedure for resolving

 

disputes concerning drug, substance or alcohol abuse and testing. Iff) Apprentice Manning- Local No. 15-15A

 

Where four (4) or fewer Operating Engineers under the jurisdiction of Local No. 15 with the exception of Service Engineers and/or Service Mechanics, pump operators, generators and heaters are employed, no more than one of them may be an Apprentice. However, where more than five (5) Operating Engineers under the jurisdiction of Local No. 15 with the exception of Service Engineers and/or Service Mechanics, pump operators, generators and heaters are employed, at least one shall be an Apprentice and for every five (5) additional Operating Engineers under the jurisdiction of Local No. 15 with the exception of Service Engineers and/or Service Mechanics, pump operators, generators and heaters at least one (1) additional Apprentice shall be employed.

 

On projects employing a Working Foreman Maintenance Engineer, the contractor shall employ a Local 15-15A Apprentice who may maintain up to five (5) pumps, heaters or lights or any combination of the five.

 

(gg) Apprentice Manning Local No. 14-14B

 

A Committee, fifty percent of whom are appointed by the President of the General Contractors Association and fifty percent appointed by the Business Manager of Local No. 14, shall meet to design

 

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an appropriate apprentice plan which shall then be presented to the bargaining parties for review and approval.

 

The GCA and Local 14-14B agree to develop a Local 14 apprenticeship program by committee, (hh) Committee on New Equipment

 

The parties to this agreement agree to establish a committee to discuss proposed equipment additions. Said committee shall have equal representation from each of the local unions and the G.C.A. The parties shall hold further discussions on Article IX, Section 8 (aa) to recognize the International Union of Operating Engineers decisions concerning Locals No. 14 and 15.

 

(ii) Only members of Local No. 15 shall load or unload equipment which is under the jurisdiction of Local No. 15.

 

(jj) Health and Safety Standing Committee

 

The G.C.A. and Union will form a Standing Committee to review, monitor and immediately act on all Health and Safety questions brought to the Committee in accordance with applicable law. The Unions designated the Business Managers of Local No. 14 and Local No. 15 as the Union Members of this Committee. The G.C.A. stated that its President would appoint two (2) G.C.A. Committee Members.

 

UTILITY SECTION

 

This Utility Agreement and all its conditions shall remain in full force and effect. The wage differential as presently (June 30, 1982) in effect, between the Maintenance Man, Welder, Operator and Compressor Man in the General Agreement and the Maintenance Man, Welder, Operator and Compressor Man in the Utility Agreement, and the wage differential as presently (June 30, 1982) in effect between the Maintenance Man, Welder, Operator and Compressor Man in the General Agreement and the “Off-Shift” Maintenance Man, Welder, Operator and Compressor Man in the Utility Agreement, shall be maintained.

 

This Utility Agreement is solely an Amendment to the Agreement for Heavy Construction Work between the Union and the G.C.A. (hereinafter “Heavy Construction Agreement”). All terms and conditions of said Heavy Construction Agreement are applicable hereto and are in full force and effect therein, except as expressly modified by the terms of this Utility Agreement.

 

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WORK COVERED

 

A. This Agreement shall apply to and include all construction and maintenance work of distribution, pipeline, cable and communication lines, under the jurisdiction of the Union, contracted for or performed by the Employer.

 

B. Distribution work under this Agreement is defined as follows: The repair, maintenance, construction, installation, treating and reconditioning of pipelines, transporting of coal, gas, oil or other similar materials, vapors or liquids (except sewer and water lines), as well as cable, conduit and telephone conduit within the City of New York or within private property boundaries exclusive of pipeline laying and welding of said pipelines in utility plants, airports, and water crossings, for local utilities limited to New York Telephone Company, Con Edison, Brooklyn Union Gas, Empire City.

 

UNION RECOGNITION AND UNION SECURITY

 

RECOGNITION OF EMPLOYER RIGHTS NOTIFICATION AND PRE-JOB CONFERENCES

 

A. The Employer hereby recognizes and acknowledges that the Union is the exclusive representative of all Employees in the classifications of work covered by this Agreement, for the purpose of collective bargaining, as provided by the Labor Management Relations Act of 1947. It is agreed that the rights enumerated above shall not be deemed to exclude other pre-existing rights of the Union not enumerated which do not conflict with other provisions of this Utility Agreement.

 

B. The Union recognizes that the Employer shall have sole jurisdiction of the management and operation of its business, the direction of its working force, the right to maintain efficiency on its jobs by the use of any machines, tools, or laborsaving devices, and the right of the Employer to determine the number of Employees required for each job and to hire and discharge Employees. It is agreed that the rights enumerated above shall not be deemed to exclude other pre-existing rights of the Employer not enumerated which do not conflict with other provisions of this Utility Agreement.

 

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C. In no event shall the Employer be required to pay higher wages or be subject to

 

more unfavorable working rules than those established by the Union for any other

 

Employer not signatory to this Utility Agreement who has negotiated a more

 

favorable separate agreement with the Union or is working within the Union’s

 

jurisdiction with the knowledge or tacit approval of the Union on the work provided

 

for herein.

 

D. The Employer agrees to notify the Union of jobs obtained by the individual

 

Employer, describing the location, size and extent of distribution or maintenance

 

work, and the proposed starting date.

 

E. The Employer and representatives of the Union shall hold a pre-job conference so

 

that the start and continuation of work may progress without interruption, and the

 

Union’s representatives at such conferences shall be authorized by the Union to

 

represent the Union for the entire area covered by the job. It shall be the purpose of

 

the pre-job conference for the Employer and the Union to agree on such matters as

 

the number of key Employees to be used, the number of Employees to be hired, the

 

starting time on varying shift commencement in accordance with this Utility

 

Agreement and any other matters, not including any interpretation of the clauses of

 

this Utility Agreement.

 

F. It is recognized that because of the special nature of the work herein, it is necessary

 

that the Employer have available experienced and qualified Employees, and that

 

both parties shall cooperate to the end that all of the Employees hired hereunder

 

shall be capable of performing such work in an experienced maimer.

 

G. It is the Employer’s prerogative to determine the number of Employees required for

 

each job or jobs subject to the review of both parties.

 

H. Nothing in this Utility Agreement shall affect the Employer’s right to determine the

 

competency and qualifications of his Employees, and his right to reject and

 

discharge men accordingly.

 

HOURS AND WORKING CONDITIONS A. Varying Shift Commencement

 

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and the Utilities named herein, governing the performance of work covered by this Utility Agreement, requiring the varying of shift commencement, shift hours shall be varied between 7:00 A.M. and 10:00 A.M. for all the work crew to conform with said job logistics, statutes, laws, ordinances, regulations, and contractual requirements and such shift work will be paid for at the single time rate, in conformity with the terms contained in this Utility Agreement.

 

Any single shift work commencing before 7:00 A.M. or after 10:00 A.M. shall be at an OffShift Utility Rate listed in Section (D) of this Utility Agreement.

 

B. Emergency Maintenance Work

 

For Emergency Maintenance Work, the shift commencement shall be determined at a pre¬ job conference between the Union, Employer and Utility Company.

 

C. Utility Rates

 

The rate of wages listed herein shall be in addition to all contributions to Fringe Benefit Funds and Dues Checkoff provided for in the Heavy Construction Agreement:

 

U Utility Welder

 

EFFECTIVE DATE WAGE 07/01/22 $71.06 07/01/23 $2.83 07/01/24 $2.83 07/01/25 $2.83 07/01/26$2.83
BENEFITS $44.82
SUBTOTAL HCIF TOTAL $115.88 $0.30 $116.18 $118.71 $0.30 $119.01 $121.54 $0.30 $121.84 $124.37 $0.30 $124.67 $127.20$0.30$127.50

2) Utility Maintenance Engineer

 

EFFECTIVE DATE WAGE 07/01/22 $69.31 07/01/23 $2.78 07/01/24 $2.78 07/01/25 $2.78 07/01/26$2.78
BENEFITS $44.82
SUBTOTAL HCIF TOTAL $114.13 $0,30 $114.43 $116.91 $0.30 $117.21 $119.69 $0.30 $119.99 $122.47 $0.30 $122.77 $125.25$0.30$125.55

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3) Junior Engineer when operating: Loaders, Bulldozers, Back Scratchers, and Cherrypickers (under

 

20 tons).

 

4) Junior Gas Mechanic

 

EFFECTIVE DATE 07/01/22 07/01/23 07/01/24 07/01/25 07/01/26

 

WAGE $71.06

 

$2.83 $2.83 $2.83 $2.83

 

BENEFITS $44.82

 

SUBTOTAL $115.88 $118.71 $121.54 $124.37 $127.20

 

HCIF $0.30 $0.30 $0.30 $0.30 $0.30

 

TOTAL $116.18 $119.01 $121.84 $124.67 $127.50

 

EFFECTIVE DATE 07/01/22 07/01/23 07/01/24 07/01/25 07/01/26
WAGE $46.62
$2.23 $2.23 $2.23 $2.23
BENEFITS $44.82
SUBTOTAL HCIF TOTAL $91.44 $0.30 $91.74 $93.67 $0.30 $93.97 $95.90 $0.30 $96.20 $98.13 $0.30 $98.43 $100.36$0.30$100.66

5) Utility Compressor Operator (Local No. 14-14B)

 

EFFECTIVE DATE WAGE 07/01/22 $54.21 07/01/23 $2.25 07/01/24 $2.25 07/01/25 $2.25 07/01/26$2.25
BENEFITS $37.96
SUBTOTAL HCIF TOTAL $92.17 $0.30 $92.47 $94.42 $0.30 $94.72 $96.67 $0.30 $96.97 $98.92 $0.30 $99.22 $101.17$0.30$101.47

6) Machines Requiring a Crew –

 

The crew to be paid at the same rate schedule as in the Heavy Construction Agreement.

 

D. Off-Shift Utility Rates

 

The rates of wages listed herein shall be in addition to all Fringe Benefit Funds and Dues Checkoff provided in the Heavy Construction Agreement:

 

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D Off Shift Utility Welder

 

2) Off Shift Utility Maintenance Engineer

 

EFFECTIVE DATE 07/01/22 07/01/23 07/01/24 07/01/25 07/01/26

 

WAGE $88.44

 

BENEFITS $44.82 TBD TBD TBD TBD

 

SUBTOTAL $133.26

 

HCIF $0.30 $0.30 $0.30 $0.30 $0.30

 

TOTAL $133.56 TBD TBD TBD TBD

 

EFFECTIVE DATE 07/01/22 07/01/23 07/01/24 07/01/25 07/01/26
WAGE $86.43
BENEFITS $44.82 TBD TBD TBD TBD
SUBTOTAL $131.25
HCIF TOTAL $0.30 $131.55 $0.30 TBD $0.30 TBD $0.30 TBD $0.30TBD

3) Off Shift Utility Junior Engineer when operating: Loaders, Bulldozers, Back Scratchers, and

 

Cherrypickers (under 20 tons).

 

4) Off Shift Junior Gas Mechanic
EFFECTIVE DATE 07/01/22
WAGE $88.44
BENEFITS $44.82
SUBTOTAL $133.26
HCIF $0.30
TOTAL $133.56
EFFECTIVE DATE 07/01/22
WAGE $60.34
BENEFITS $44.82
SUBTOTAL $105.16
HCIF $0.30
TOTAL $105.46

07/01/23 07/01/24 07/01/25 07/01/26

 

TBD TBD TBD TBD

 

$0.30 $0.30 $0.30 $0.30

 

TBD TBD TBD TBD

 

07/01/23 07/01/24 07/01/25 07/01/26

 

TBD TBD TBD TBD

 

$0.30 $0.30 $0.30 $0.30

 

TBD TBD TBD TBD

 

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5) Off Shift Utility Compressor Operator (Local No. 14-14B)

 

EFFECTIVE DATE 07/01/22 07/01/23 07/01/24 07/01/25 07/01/26
WAGE $68.04
BENEFITS $37.96 TBD TBD TBD TBD
SUBTOTAL $106.00
HCIF TOTAL $0.30 $106.30 $0.30 TBD $0.30 TBD $0.30 TBD $0.30TBD

6) Machine Requiring a Crew the crew is to be paid at the off-shift rate listed in the

 

Heavy Construction Agreement of the G.C.A., Article IX, Section 6 (c) (i) and (ii).

 

E. Master Mechanic/Shop Steward & Working Foreman Maintenance Engineer/Mechanic/Shop

 

Steward:

 

The conditions requiring a Master Mechanic/Shop Steward and a Working Foreman Maintenance Engineer/Mechanic/Shop Steward are those listed in the Heavy Construction Agreement, Article IX, Section 7.

 

F. Maintenance Trucks

 

Maintenance trucks shall be maimed on each shift as follows: One Maintenance Engineer under the jurisdiction of Local No. 15.

 

G. Compressors

 

Compressors, either truck mounted and/or tow behind shall be manned as follows: *

 

1-6 1 Local No. 14-14B Operating Engineer
7-12 2 Local No. 14-14B Operating Engineers
13-18 3 Local No. 14-14B Operating Engineers

Additional Compressors shall be manned in same multiples.

 

*First Operating Engineer to be employed immediately upon start-up of first Compressor. Each additional Operating Engineer to be employed immediately upon start-up of first additional Compressor requiring additional Engineer per maiming schedule.

 

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TUNNEL SECTION

 

This Tunnel Agreement is solely an Amendment to the Agreement for Heavy Construction Work between the Union and the G.C.A. (hereinafter “Heavy Construction Agreement”). All terms and conditions of said Heavy Construction Agreement are applicable hereto and are in full force and effect therein, except as expressly modified by the terms of this Tunnel Agreement.

 

TUNNEL CONDITIONS:

 

A. Declaration of Principles

 

1) Inherent in the nature of the tunnel work and in order to achieve economy and productivity,

 

multiple shift operations have been traditionally conducted and the different work operations

 

during those shifts vary from time to time, making a specified lunch time impractical.

 

2) Even though certain job functions operate continuously, all Employees with a few specific

 

exceptions have time for a 30-minute lunch break.

 

3) On two (2) and/or three (3) shift operations the daily wages paid are the same for seven and

 

one-half (7-1/2) hours work as are paid for eight (8) hours work on a single shift job; overtime

 

will be paid for Saturday, Sunday and Holidays. Employees will relieve one another at the

 

conclusion of each shift.

 

4) In order to increase productivity and to compensate the Employees, therefore, premiums

 

have been paid to the Employees working in the tunnel for lost time due to travel, for eating in

 

the tunnel and for varying the commencement of the lunch period.

 

5) To promote harmony, it is necessary that premiums paid to all trades should be the same.

 

B. Tunnel Equipment and Tunnel Conditions

 

1) In tunnel work when two (2) headings from a single shaft are being operated, and a Tunnel

 

Mucking Machine is used in each of the two (2) headings, then only one (1) Engineer and only

 

one (1) Service Mechanic shall be employed to man the two (2) Tunnel Mucking Machines, it

 

being understood that said Employees shall oil, grease, and shall be responsible for the

 

machines during the time said machines are not operated.

 

2) In tunnel work, Conway and similar type Mucking Machines are under the jurisdiction of

 

Local No. 14. Loaders including Eimco and similar type loaders are the jurisdiction of Local

 

No. 15.

 

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A Mine Hoist and Maintenance Crew shall consist of an Engineer under the jurisdiction of Local No. 14 and a Maintenance Engineer under the jurisdiction of Local No. 15. The Maintenance Engineer shall perform all maintenance and repair duties relative to the Mine Hoist and in addition thereto grease and oil all muck cars at the shaft bottom, where practical and feasible.

 

3) Employees covered by this Agreement when actually working in shafts and tunnels employing Employees covered by the Compressed Air and Free Air Tunnel Workers Union Local No. 147 AFL-CIO (hereinafter “Local No. 147″) Agreement must continue to perform their work duties at the Employer’s option in accordance with the following procedures:

 

a) Coordinating Working Cycle

 

On subway tunnel work, only when required for coordination of the shooting cycle with the operations of trains in existing structures, the lunch period shall commence within fifteen (15) minutes after the end of the fourth (4th) hour of each shift.

 

b) Swinging Lunch Period

 

At the Employer’s option and designation, the lunch period can be varied to commence not more than thirty (30) minutes before or thirty (30) minutes after the fourth (4th) hour of work. It is the explicit intent of this paragraph to enable the Employer to vary the lunch period for any Employee to accommodate the work cycle and progress the work during the lunch period. When exercising this option, the Employer shall designate which if any shaft and/or tunnel section on any shift is subject to this option and such designation shall not be construed to require that this option be applicable to any other shaft and/or tunnel section, or other shifts. If this option is exercised by the Employer, four dollars ($4.00) per day shall be paid to each Employee in the designated shaft, including the Mine Hoist Operator and Maintenance Man on said hoist and/or tunnel section on the designated shift. No other Employee except as set forth above shall be so paid. Tunnel section shall include any and all work operations from the bottom of a designated shaft forward in any single direction to and including the furthest point of progress.

 

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The Employer at any time shall have the right to terminate this option one (1) !

 

week after it mails notice of said termination by regular mail to the Union, and the I

 

payment of four dollars ($4.00) per day shall cease one (1) week after the above notice has been mailed. The Employer shall at all times have the right to renew said option at its sole discretion without the rendering of any notice. When not exercising this option, the Employer may proceed under all the other provisions of the Agreement. The payment of the above four dollars ($4.00) under this option shall not be subject to any Fringe Benefit payments under Article XI of the Agreement.

 

c) Lunch Period in the Tunnel

 

At the option of the Employer, in free air tunnels having a heading and/or any work point in the tunnel one thousand two hundred (1,200) feet or more from the shaft where the Changehouse is located, the lunch period shall be taken in the tunnel and each Employee who is required to have his lunch period in the tunnel will receive eleven dollars ($11.00) per day.

 

The Employer shall exercise and/or cease exercising this option at its sole discretion. When this option is exercised, a suitable eating site with benches shall be provided in the tunnel. Hot coffee, milk and sugar shall be furnished. The payment of the above eleven dollars ($11.00) per day

 

under this option shall not be subject to any Fringe Benefit payments under Article XI of the Agreement.

 

For jobs bid after July 1, 1993, the lunch period in the tunnel shall be thirteen dollars ($13.00) per day.

 

d) Relieving in the Tunnel

 

(i) Employees shall relieve in the heading or working points designated by the Employer but shall be paid travel time at the rate of four dollars ($4.00) per day for each half mile or fraction thereof from the bottom of the shaft to the heading or working points. The payment of the above four dollars ($4.00) per day shall not be subject to any Fringe Benefit payments under Article XI of the Agreement. The overtime provisions stipulated in Section 5 below with regard to delays at the

 

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bottom of the shaft shall also apply to those Employees who are relieved in accordance with this paragraph.

 

(ii) Effective on jobs bid after July 1, 1993 Employees shall relieve at the heading or working points designated by the Employer but shall be paid travel time at the rate of five dollars ($5.00) per day for each half mile or fraction thereof starting from a point five hundred (500) feet from the bottom of the shaft to the heading or working points. The Employer can designate this option for all shifts on any job working two or three shifts. Travel pay constitutes full payment for each employee on the shift for all travel from a point five hundred feet from the bottom of the shaft to the heading or working points and the return to the bottom of the shaft. The payment of the above monies shall not be subject to any Fringe Benefit payments under Article XI of this Agreement.

 

e) Liner Plate Premium

 

Premium pay of four dollars and fourteen cents ($4.14) per day is to be paid to those Employees working in Liner Plate Tunnels only during tire excavating phase. The payment of the above premium shall not be subject to Fringe Benefit payments under Article XI of the Agreement.

 

4) Overtime payments for Employees working through the lunch period shall be restricted to paying the Mine Hoist Operator and the Maintenance Man on said hoist one-half (1/2) hour at the double time rate for continuing to operate the Mine Hoist. No other Employees shall be paid overtime for their lunch period unless for some emergency reason they are requested by the properly designated Management Representative to commence lunch prior to thirty (30) minutes before or are delayed more than thirty (30) minutes after the fourth (4th) hour of work. If they are so requested, they shall receive a half hour at the double time rate, but shall not receive any other lunchtime premium.

 

5) Only if unreasonable delays are caused by the Employer’s handling of additional materials or spoilage with the shaft hoisting equipment, the delayed Employees remaining at the bottom of the shaft beyond the normal termination hour of their shift or work period shall be paid for said time at the overtime rate. Delays caused by reasons other than stated above are compensated for under Section B (3) (d) above.

 

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6) The first Maintenance Man on each shift shall be the Working Foreman Maintenance

 

Engineer/Mechanic/Shop Steward, and he shall be the last Maintenance Man to be laid off on

 

each shift and shall continue to be employed so long as there is maintenance work on that shift.

 

7) All maintenance work performed on equipment on Saturdays, Sundays, holidays, or any

 

overtime period, shall be done by the Local No. 15 Maintenance Engineers and the Operator

 

when necessary and/or crew as defined in the Collective Bargaining Agreement.

 

8) Installation, dismantling, maintenance and operation of all conveyors that have customarily

 

been under the jurisdiction of Local No. 15 shall be performed by Employees covered by this

 

Agreement.

 

9) Burning, welding, repairing and maintenance of all equipment at each working shaft and

 

heading, in addition to all other duties as listed in the G.C.A. Agreement under “Maintenance

 

Engineer” shall be work performed by Employees covered by this Agreement.

 

10) A Maintenance Engineer shall be employed in the installation, setting up, operation,

 

maintenance and dismantling of the accumulator for a shield driven tunnel in addition to the

 

performance of other duties.

 

11) The Employer shall make available on the job site a heated change house with hot and cold

 

water and individual lockers when given to other trades.

 

12) Locals No. 14-14B and 15-15A agree that there shall not be any premiums paid for the use

 

of a Mole and/or Digger Shield in tunnel work.

 

13) The Shaft Pump installation will be considered as one pump and the Shaft Pump man shall

 

have assigned duties, including burning and emergency repairs.

 

14) Ride upon Moles – TBM’s have historically been manned by one Local 14 Operator being

 

paid the “Backhoe Rate” and one Local 15 Maintenance Man being paid the Maintenance Man

 

(3b) rate.

 

15) Micro tunneling Systems have historically been maimed by one Local 14 Operator on the

 

console being paid the “Backhoe Rate” and one Local 15 Maintenance Man responsible for all

 

the Hydraulics and maintenance of the system and he shall be paid the (3b) Maintenance Man

 

rate.

 

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PAVING AND ROAD BUILDING

 

SECTION

 

This Paving and Road Building Agreement is solely an Amendment to the Agreement for Heavy Construction Work between the Union and the G.C.A. (hereinafter “Heavy Construction Agreement”). All terms and conditions of said Heavy Construction Agreement are applicable hereto and are in full force and effect therein, except as expressly modified by the terms of this Paving and Road Building Agreement.

 

CONDITIONS PAVING AND ROAD BUILDING

 

(a) Employees must report for work each day, except Saturdays, Sundays and legal holidays, and must not leave the job site until permitted to do so by the Superintendent or Foreman in charge of the gang. Any employee who fails to report for work shall not be paid for that day. (b) Employees shall keep the machines upon which they are employed clean, neat and in good repair. Tools for said purposes must be furnished by the Employer.

 

(c) Whenever an Employee wishes to leave the service of the Employer, he shall give the Employer three (3) full days notice of his intention to leave. Whenever the Employer wishes to discontinue the services of an Employee he shall also give three (3) full days notice, except, however, in cases of incompetence, insobriety or neglect of duty, said notice shall not be required. It is agreed that the Employer shall not have to give this three (3) days notice on successive days.

 

(d) On paving and repaving work, the number of Asphalt Roller Engineers shall be of such number as is required by the specifications for that contract. Unless conditions render it impossible, Engineers on Asphalt Rollers at one site will work the same hours. (e) Asphalt Spreaders when used in tandem will commence work at the same time unless prevented by job or contract conditions.

 

(f) The oiling and greasing of machines in a continuous operation shall be done as it is presently without shutting down the machines during the regular shift hours. (g) Employees will accompany their equipment when it is moved from one job location to another, or be compensated for the time required for the move.

 

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(h) Effective on jobs bid prior to July 1, 1990, when five (5) or more Operating Engineers who are under the jurisdiction of Local No. 14-14B as set forth in Article IX, Section 6 (a) of this Agreement, are employed for more than three (3) consecutive days on any one (1) shift, under one (1) contract of the Employer, then on the fourth (4th) day that said five (5) or more Operating Engineers are consecutively employed the provisions of Article IX, Section 7 A (a) of the Heavy Construction Agreement between the G.C.A. and Local Nos. 14-14B and 15-15A shall apply retroactively commencing as of the first (1st) day of said employment of the five (5) or more Operating Engineers as herein defined and shall continue for as long as these conditions continually exist.

 

(i) Effective on jobs bid after July 1, 1990 and $50,000,000 or more in bid price, when five (5) or more Operating Engineers who are under the jurisdiction of Local No. 14-14B or Local No. 15-15A as set forth in Article IX, Section 6 (a) and (b) of this Agreement, excluding those categories delineated in Article IX, Section 7, Subsection B (a) are employed for more than three (3) consecutive days on any one (1) shift, under one (1) contract of the Employer, then on the fourth (4th) day that said five (5) or more Operating Engineers are consecutively employed the provisions of Article IX, Section 7 B of the Heavy Construction Agreement between the G.C.A. and Locals No. 14-14B and 15-15A shall apply retroactively commencing as of the first (1st) day of said employment of the five (5) or more Operating Engineers as herein defined and shall continue for as long as these conditions continually exist.

 

ARTICLE X Intent of Agreement

 

Section 1 Spirit of Agreement

 

This Agreement and all of its terms and conditions are based on an effort and a spirit of bringing about more equitable conditions in the Construction Industry, and the language herein shall not be construed to evade the principles or intent of this Agreement.

 

Section 2 Binding Subcontractors and Other Firms

 

The terms, covenants and conditions of this Agreement shall be binding upon all Subcontractors at the site to whom the Employer may have sublet all or part of any contract entered into by the Employer.

 

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The Employer stipulates that any firm engaging in Heavy Construction Work, in which it has or acquires a financial interest, shall be bound by all terms and conditions of this Agreement.

 

Section 3 Execution of Agreement

 

This Agreement shall be executed by both parties hereto and may be countersigned by the duly authorized officers of the International body or bodies governing the Local Union, if required by said International.

 

ARTICLE XI Fringe Benefit Funds

 

A -Local No. 14-14B

 

Section 1 Welfare Fund Contribution Local No. 14-14B

 

Commencing July 1, 2022 and continuing through June 30, 2027, the Employer agrees to pay the amount indicated herein on the total payroll of the Employees covered under this Agreement working under the classifications set forth in Article IX, Section 6 (a) herein employed within the jurisdictional territory of the Union into a United States Treasury approved Joint Welfare Fund of the International Union of Operating Engineers, Locals No. 14-14B (hereinafter “Welfare Fund”) to be administered by Trustees, one-half of whom shall be designated by the Union and one-half by the Employers. Said Welfare Fund shall provide, without further contribution from either the Employer or the Employee, an approved plan of coverage as required by the New York State Disability Benefits Law.

 

Section 2 Pension Fund Contribution Local No. 14-14B

 

Commencing July 1, 2022 and continuing through June 30, 2027, the Employer agrees to pay the amounts indicated herein on the straight time payroll of the Employees working under this Agreement working under the classifications as set forth in Article IX, Section 6 (a) herein within the jurisdictional territory of the Union into a United States Treasury-approved Joint Pension Fund of the International Union of Operating Engineers, Locals No. 14-14B (hereinafter “Pension Fund”) to be administered by Trustees, one-half of whom shall be designated by the Union and one-half by the Employers.

 

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Section 3

 

(a) Computation of Pension Fund Contribution

 

Contributions for the Pension Fund from July 1, 2022 through June 30, 2023 shall be: Six dollars and twenty cents ($6.20).

 

No contribution shall be made on the premium portion of double time or overtime of the payroll.

 

Further distribution to be made mutually between Union and Employer at a future date, (b) Computation of Welfare Fund Contribution

 

Contribution to the Welfare Fund from July 1, 2022 through June 30, 2023 provided herein shall be:

 

thirteen dollars and five cents ($13.05) for each straight time hour paid, twenty-six dollars and ten cents ($26.10) for each double time hour paid.

 

Further distribution to be made mutually between Union and Employer at a future date, (c) Coverage of Additional Employees under the Welfare and Pension Funds

 

Every present and future salaried regular employee of Locals No. 14-14B, the Welfare Fund, the Pension Fund, the Annuity Voluntary Fund, the Annuity Fund and the Training Fund may participate in the benefits provided herein for Employees of the Employer for whose benefit the aforementioned contributions are made to the Welfare Fund and to the Pension Fund, provided that contributions at the rates herein before stated are made to the Welfare Fund and to the Pension Fund for or on behalf of said employees of Locals No. 14-14B, the Welfare Fund, the Pension Fund, the Annuity Fund, the Annuity Voluntary Fund, and the Training Fund by the respective employers of said employees on the basis of the actual hours paid to them or the maximum wage rate required to be paid pursuant to this Agreement, whichever is lower. Coverage for the employees of the Welfare Fund and Pension Fund may be indicated in the records of the respective Funds for which they are employed without actual payment of contributions on their behalf.

 

Section 4Annuity Voluntary Fund Local No. 14-14B

 

Commencing July 1, 2022, and continuing through June 30, 2023, the Employer agrees to pay the sum of:

 

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Four dollars and fifty cents ($4.50) per hour for each single time hour paid; Nine dollars ($9.00) per hour for each double time hour paid;

 

to each Employee covered by this Agreement working under the classification as set forth in Article IX, Section 6(a) and territorial jurisdiction of Local No. 14-14B, in stamps purchased from a United States Treasury-approved Joint International Union of Operating Engineers, Locals No. 14 and 14B Annuity Voluntary Fund (hereinafter “Locals Nos. 14 and 14B Annuity Voluntary Fund”). Said stamps are to be placed in the Employee’s weekly pay envelope and shall be cashed by Locals No. 14 and 14B Annuity Voluntary Fund at such times as shall be designated by the Trustees.

 

Contributions of the Employer shall be used exclusively to provide benefits in such amount or amounts as the Trustees of Locals No. 14 and 14B Annuity Voluntary Fund may determine, as well as for the organization and administration of the Locals No. 14 and 14B Annuity Voluntary Fund. The Locals No. 14 and 14B Annuity Voluntary Fund shall be administered jointly by Trustees, one-half of whom shall be designated by the Union and one-half by the Employers, pursuant to an Agreement and Declaration of Trust.

 

Further distribution to be made mutually between Union and Employer at a future date;

 

Section 5 Annuity Fund Contribution Local No. 14-14B

 

Commencing July 1, 2022 and continuing through June 30, 2023, the Employer agrees to pay the sum of:

 

Ten dollars and fifty cents ($10.50) per hour for each single time hour paid; Twenty one dollars ($21.00) per hour for each double time hour paid;

 

Further distribution to be made mutually between Union and Employer at a future date;

 

to each Employee covered by this Agreement working under the classification and territorial jurisdiction of Local No. 14-14B, in stamps purchased from a United States Treasury-approved Joint International Union of Operating Engineers, Locals No. 14 and 14B Annuity Fund (hereinafter “Locals No. 14 and 14B Annuity Fund”).

 

Said stamps are to be placed in the Employee’s weekly pay envelope and shall be remitted to the Locals No. 14 and 14B Annuity Fund by the Employee at such times as shall be designated by the Trustees.

 

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Contributions of the Employer shall be used exclusively to provide benefits in such amount or amounts as the Trustees of the Locals No. 14 and 14B Annuity Fund may determine, as well as for the organization and administration of the Locals No. 14 and 14B Annuity Fund.

 

The Locals No. 14 and 14B Annuity Fund shall be administered jointly by Trustees, one-half of whom shall be designated by the Union and one-half by the Employers, pursuant to an Agreement and Declaration of Trust. For the purpose of this Section 5, Locals No. 14 and 14B shall be considered a Contributing Employer and shall make contributions on behalf of their full-time Employees, who are not members of another union for collective bargaining purposes.

 

Section 6 – Training and Retraining Fund Contribution Local No. 14-14B

 

Commencing July 1, 2022 and continuing through June 30, 2023, the Employer agrees to pay the sum of:

 

One dollar and ten cents ($1.10) per hour for each single time hour paid and; Two dollars and twenty cents ($2.20) per hour for each double time hour paid;

 

Further distribution to be made mutually between Union and Employer at a future date; to each Employee covered by this Agreement working under the classification and territorial jurisdiction of Local No. 14-14B in stamps purchased from a United States Treasury-approved Joint International Union of Operating Engineers, Locals No. 14 and 14B Training & Retraining Fund (hereinafter “Training Fund”). Said stamps are to be placed in the Employee’s weekly pay envelope and shall be remitted to the Training Fund by the Employee at such times as are designated by the Trustees. Contributions of the Employer shall be used exclusively to provide benefits in such amount or amounts as the Trustees of the Training Fund may determine, as well as for the organization and administration of the Training Fund. The Training Fund shall be administered jointly by Trustees, one-half of whom shall be designated by the Union and one-half by the Employers, pursuant to an Agreement and Declaration of Trust.

 

Section 7 Dues Checkoff Local No. 14-14B

 

Commencing July 1, 2022, and continuing through June 30, 2023 the Employer agrees that there has been deducted from the wage rates of each Employee covered by this Agreement working under any of the classifications set forth in Article IX, Section 6 (a) herein and territorial jurisdiction of Locals No. 14 and 14B, and pay to said Locals No. 14 and 14B, after proper execution by each

 

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Employee of an authorization form, the sum of two dollar and thirty one cents ($2.31) for each single time hour paid, and four dollars and sixty two cents ($4.62) for each double time hour paid, which sums shall constitute a part of said Employee’s Locals No. 14 and 14B union dues. Future dues sums shall be determined by the Union.

 

Locals No. 14 and 14B agree to indemnify and to hold harmless the Employer from any and all claims, actions and/or proceedings arising out of said dues checkoff.

 

Section 8 Defense Fund Contribution Local 14-14B

 

Commencing July 1, 2022 and continuing through June 30, 2023 the Employer agrees to pay the sum of: Five cents ($0.05) per hour for each single time hour paid; ten cents ($0.10) per hour for each double time hour paid; to each Employee covered by this Agreement working under the classifications and territorial jurisdiction of Local No. 14-14B. Such sum constitutes part of each Employee’s Defense Assessment and shall be remitted to the Union. The Union agrees to indemnify and to hold harmless the Employer from any and all claims and/or actions arising out of such deduction.

 

Further distribution to be made mutually between Union and Employer at a future date;

 

Section 9 Labor Management Cooperation Trust Fund (LMCTF)

 

Commencing July 1, 2022 and continuing through June 30, 2023, the Employer agrees to pay the sum of twenty-five cents ($0.25) per hour for each single time hour paid; fifty cents ($0.50) per hour for each double time hour paid; to each Employee covered by this Agreement working under the classifications and territorial jurisdiction of Local No. 14-14B.

 

Further distribution to be made mutually between Union and Employer at a future date; to each Employee covered by this Agreement working under the classification and territorial jurisdiction of Local No. 14-14B, in stamps purchased from a United States Treasury-approved Joint International Union of Operating Engineers, Locals No. 14 and 14B Labor Management Cooperation Trust Fund (hereinafter “Local No. 14 LMCTF”).

 

Said stamps are to be placed in the Employee’s weekly pay envelope and shall be remitted to the Local No. 14 LMCTF by the Employee at such times as shall be designated by the Trustees.

 

Contributions of the Employer shall be used exclusively to provide benefits in such amount or amounts as the Trustees of the Local No. 14 LMCTF may determine, as well as for the organization

 

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jointly by Trustees, one-half of whom shall be designated by the Union and one-half by the Employers, pursuant to an Agreement and Declaration of Trust.

 

Section 10- Consolidated Stamp – Dual Check – Local No. 14-14B

 

Payment to the Locals No. 14 and 14B Welfare Fund, Pension Fund, Annuity Voluntary Fund, Training Fund, Annuity Fund, Dues Checkoff and Defense Fund shall be by the purchase of a Consolidated Stamp. Payment to the Heavy Construction Industry Fund and Pension Contribution Liability Insurance shall be by separate check, submitted at the same time.

 

B Local No. 15-15A

 

Section 1 Welfare Fund Contribution Local No. 15-15A

 

Commencing July 1, 2022, and continuing through June 30, 2027, the Employer agrees to pay the amounts indicated herein on the total payroll of the Employees covered under this Agreement employed within the jurisdictional territory of the Union into a United States Treasury-approved Joint Welfare Fund of the International Union of Operating Engineers, Locals No. 15, 15A, 15C, 15D (hereinafter “Welfare Fund”) to be administered by Trustees, one-half of whom shall be designated by the Union and one-half by the Employers. Said Welfare Fund shall provide, without further contributions from either the Employer or the Employee, an approved plan of coverage as required by the New York State Disability Benefits Law.

 

Section 2 Pension Fund Contribution Local No. 15-15A

 

Commencing July 1, 2022, and continuing through June 30, 2027, the Employer agrees to pay the amounts indicated herein on the straight time payroll of the Employees working under this Agreement employed within the jurisdictional territory of the Union into the United States Treasuryapproved Central Pension Fund of the International Union of Operating Engineers, (hereinafter “Pension Fund”) which is administered by a joint Board of Trustees.

 

Section 3 – Local No. 15-15A

 

a) Computation of Welfare and Pension Fund Contributions

 

Contributions for the Welfare Fund as provided herein shall be:

 

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Twelve dollars and fifty-five cents ($12.55)

 

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Contributions for the Pension Fund as provided herein shall be:

 

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Seven dollars and forty cents ($7.40)

 

Further distribution to be made mutually between Union and Employer at a future date. Pension contributions are applied only to the straight time payroll of each Employee, and no contribution shall be made on the premium portion of double time or overtime of the payroll. Welfare contributions shall be made on the premium portion of the overtime rate.

 

b) Coverage of Additional Employees Under the Welfare and Pension Funds

 

Every present and future salaried regular employee of Locals No. 15, 15A, the Welfare Fund, the Annuity Fund and the Apprentice and Training Fund may participate in the benefits provided herein for Employees of the Employer for whose benefit the aforementioned contributions are made to the Welfare Fund and to the Pension Fund, provided that contributions at the rates herein before stated are made to the Welfare Fund and to the Pension Fund for of on behalf of said employees of Locals No. 15, 15A, the Welfare Fund, the Annuity Fund and the Apprentice and Training Fund by the respective employers of said employees on the basis of the actual hours paid to them or the maximum rate required to be paid pursuant to this Agreement, whichever is lower. Coverage for these employees may be indicated in the records of the respective Funds for which they are employed without actual payment of contributions on their behalf.

 

Section 4 Vacation Benefit Contributions Local No. 15-15A

 

Commencing July 1, 2022 and continuing through June 30, 2027 the Employer agrees to pay the sum of:

 

Five dollars and fifty cents ($5.50) per single time hour. Eleven dollars ($11.00) per double time hour.

 

Further distribution to be made mutually between Union and Employer at a future date; to each Employee covered by this Agreement working under the classification and jurisdictional territory of Locals No. 15, 15A, in stamps purchased from the United States Treasury-approved International Union of Operating Engineers, Locals No. 15, 15A, 15C, 15-D Welfare Fund (hereinafter “Welfare Fund”) identified in section 1 above for this separately identified and allocated vacation benefit contribution. Said stamps are to be placed in the Employee’s weekly pay envelope and shall be

 

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Employer shall be used exclusively to provide benefits in such amount or amounts as the Trustees of the Welfare Fund may determine.

 

Section 5 – Apprentice and Training Fund Contribution Local No. 15-15A

 

Commencing July 1, 2022 and continuing through June 30, 2027, the Employer agrees to pay the sum of:

 

One dollar ($1.00) per hour for each single time hour paid; Two dollars ($2.00) per hour for each double time hour paid;

 

Further distribution to be made mutually between Union and Employer at a future date;

 

to each Employee covered by this Agreement working under the classification and jurisdictional territory of Locals No. 15, 15A, in stamps purchased from a United States Treasury-approved International Union of Operating Engineers, Locals No. 15, 15A, 15C, 15D Apprenticeship, Skill Improvement and Safety Fund (hereinafter “Apprentice Fund”). Said stamps are to be placed in the Employee’s weekly pay envelope, and shall be remitted to the Apprentice Fund by the Employee at such times as shall be designated by the Trustees. Contributions of the Employer shall be used exclusively to provide benefits in such amount or amounts as the Trustees of the Apprentice Fund may determine, as well as for the organization and administration of the Apprentice Fund. The Apprentice Fund shall be administered jointly by Trustees, one-half of whom shall be designated by the Union and one-half by the G.C.A. pursuant to an Agreement and Declaration of Trust.

 

Section 6 Apprenticeship Standards Local No. 15-15A

 

The Employer and the Union hereby acknowledge and agree that they are parties to and bound by the Standards of Apprenticeship of Training Joint Apprenticeship Program Local No. 15 I.U.O.E. which was ordered to be implemented by order dated July 12, 1985 of Hon. Vincent L. Broderick, United States District Judge. The Employer and the Union agree that said Standards are hereby incorporated in and made a part of this Agreement with the same effect as if set forth at length herein. Copies of said Standards are available from Local No. 15 or the G.C.A.

 

Section 7 -Dues Checkoff Local No. 15-15A

 

Commencing July 1, 2022 and continuing through June 30, 2027, the Employer agrees to pay on behalf of each Employee covered by this Agreement working under any of the classifications as set

 

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said Locals No. 15, 15A after proper execution by each Employee of an authorization for the sum of:

 

Three dollars and fifty-two cents ($3.52) per hour for each single time hour paid;

 

Seven dollars and four cents ($7.04) per hour for each double time hour paid; which sums shall constitute a part of said Employee’s Locals No. 15, 15A union dues. Locals No. 15, 15A agree to indemnify and to hold harmless the Employer from any and all claims, actions and/or proceedings arising out of said dues checkoff. Future dues sums shall be determined by the Union.

 

Section 8 Annuity Fund Contribution Local No. 15-15A

 

Commencing July 1, 2022 and continuing through June 30, 2027, the Employer agrees to pay the sum of:

 

Thirteen dollars and seventy-five cents ($13.75); per hour for each single time hour paid;

 

Twenty-seven dollars and fifty cents ($27.50) per hour for each double time hour paid; Further distribution to be made mutually between Union and Employer at a future date;

 

to each Employee covered by this Agreement working under the classification and jurisdictional territory of Locals No. 15, 15A in stamps purchased from a United States Treasury-approved Joint International Union of Operating Engineers, Locals No. 15, 15A Annuity Fund (hereinafter “Locals No, 15, 15A Annuity Fund”). Said stamps are to be placed in the Employee’s weekly

 

pay envelope, and shall be remitted to the Locals No. 15, 15A Annuity Fund by the Employee at such times as shall be designated by the Trustees.

 

Contributions of the Employer shall be used exclusively to provide benefits in such amount or amounts as the Trustees of the Locals No. 15, 15A Annuity Fund may determine, as well as for the organization and administration of the Locals No. 15, 15A Annuity Fund. The Locals No. 15, 15A Annuity Fund shall be administered jointly by Trustees, one-half of whom shall be designated by the Union and one-half by the Employers, pursuant to an Agreement and Declaration of Trust. For the purpose of this Section, Locals No. 15, 15A shall be considered a Contributing Employer and shall make contributions on behalf of its full-time employees, who are not members of another union for collective bargaining purposes.

 

Section 9Medical Reimbursement Account Benefit Contributions – – Local 15-15A

 

Commencing July 1, 2022 and continuing through June 30, 2027, the Employer agrees to pay the sum of:

 

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Ninety-five cents ($0.95) per hour for each straight time hour; One dollar and ninety cents ($1.90) per hour for each double time hour

 

(Any allocation changes to the contribution shall come from negotiated increases due July 1, 2023, July 1, 2024, July 1, 2025 and July 1, 2026.)

 

Further distribution to be made mutually between Union and Employer at a future date; to each Employee covered by this Agreement working under the classification and jurisdictional territory of Locals No. 15, 15A, in stamps purchased from the United States Treasury-approved International Union of Operating Engineers, Locals No. 15, 15A, 15C, 15D Welfare Fund (hereinafter “Welfare Fund”) identified in Section 1 above for this separately identified and allocated medical reimbursement account benefit contribution. Said stamps are to be placed in the Employee’s weekly pay envelope and shall be remitted to the Welfare Fund by the Employee at such times as shall be designated by the Trustees. Contributions of the Employer shall be used exclusively to provide benefits in such amount or amounts as the Trustees of the Welfare Fund may determine.

 

Section 10 Defense Fund

 

Commencing July 1, 2022 through June 30, 2023, the Employer agrees to pay the sum of:

 

Five cents ($0.05) per hour for each single time hour;

 

Ten cents ($0.10) per hour for each double time hour;

 

Any allocation changes to the fund shall come from negotiated increases due July 1, 2023, July

 

1, 2024, July 1, 2025 and July 1, 2026. Section 11National Training Fund

 

Commencing July 1, 2022 through June 30, 2023, the Employer agrees to pay the sum of:

 

Five cents ($0.05) per hour for each single time hour;

 

Ten cents ($0.10) per hour for each double time hour;

 

Any allocation changes to the fund shall come from negotiated increases due July 1, 2023, July 1, 2024, July 1, 2025 and July 1, 2026.

 

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Section 12 Consolidated Stamp Local No. 15-15A

 

Payment of the Welfare, Pension, Vacation, Apprentice and Training, Dues Checkoff, Annuity, Defense, National Training and Medical Reimbursement Account contributions identified herein shall be by the purchase of a consolidated stamp. Payment to the Heavy Construction Industry Fund and Pension Contribution Liability Insurance shall be made by separate checks.

 

Section 13 – Trust Agreement Reporting Forms

 

The Employer is bound by all the terms and conditions of the Agreement and Declaration of Trust and Plan with respect to each of the Fringe Benefit Funds of both Local No. 14 and 14B and Local No. 15, 15A, 15C and 15D as well as the Central Pension Fund of the International Union of Operating Engineers which Agreements and Declarations of Trust and Plans are hereby made part of this Agreement and shall be considered as incorporated herein.

 

The Employer agrees to provide the Pension Funds with Reporting Forms three (3) times per year, (April, August and December). Said reports will show name, social security number, hours and overtime hours worked.

 

The G.C.A. has agreed to reduce its two Trustees on the Local No. 14 Pension and Welfare Fund to only one Trustee as of July 1, 1983.

 

ARTICLE XII

 

Heavy Construction Industry Fund

 

In order to adequately protect the Heavy Construction Industry and in the interests of the Employees in the Industry, commencing July 1, 2022 through June 30, 2027 each Employer shall contribute thirty cents ($0.30) per hour worked to the Heavy Construction Industry Fund, applied to the payroll of each Employee. No contributions shall be made to this Fund on the premium portion of double time of the payroll of the Employees covered by this Agreement.

 

This Fund is designed for, but not limited to, the following purposes: 1) to increase employment opportunities through promotional activities which will increase the use of the Industry and its Employees covered under this Agreement; 2) to acquaint Employers and Employees with the most efficient safety regulations for the safety of the Employees as well as the training of Employees in first aid and other safety programs; 3) to conduct educational research directed at the utilization of new and safer machines and equipment for the protection of Employees covered under this Agreement;

 

4) to provide and to further sound Industry labor relations through setting up and conducting Grievance

 

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Panels and Arbitrations for the expeditions and equitable hearings of the grievances of Employees covered herein; 5) to assist in defraying the costs of the time spent by Trustees representing management in connection with their work for and attendance at Trustee Meetings of the Pension Fund, Welfare Fund, Annuity Voluntary Fund and Annuity Fund in behalf of and for the benefit of the Employees covered herein and; 6) for the administrative costs in supervising and administering the above in behalf of this Fund. Payment to this Fund shall be by separate check to the order of the Heavy Construction Industry Fund and shall be included with payment for the Fringe Benefit Stamp, with all costs for clerical, legal and administrative seivices to be borne solely by the Heavy Construction Industry Fund.

 

The Fund agrees to indemnify and to hold harmless the Union from any and all claims, actions and/or proceedings arising out of said Fund. There shall be no commingling of the check with funds of the Union.

 

Each Employer voluntarily authorizes the collection of the contribution thirty cents ($0.30) per hour worked commencing July 1, 2022, to this Fund and each Employer shall be bound by all the terms and conditions of the Agreement and Declaration of Trust of the Heavy Construction Industry Fund and by all by-laws adopted to regulate said Fund.

 

ARTICLE XIH

 

Section 1

 

Due to increased liability thrust upon Employers by the Multi-employer Pension Plan Amendments Act of 1980 it is agreed:

 

a. The G.C.A. will be furnished data by the pension funds so that the GCA can notify each

 

Employer of his proportionate share of the unfounded vested liability at least one per

 

plan year.

 

b. Efforts shall be undertaken to jointly monitor the minimum funding standard account of

 

the pension plans to assure that it is never violated.

 

c. Local No. 15 and the G.C.A. agree to form an eight-member committee, half of whom

 

shall be appointed by Local No. 15 and half by the G.C.A. to meet to ensure that the viability of the pension fund will improve.

 

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ARTICLE XIV

 

Work Stoppage for Default in Welfare & Pension Contributions i

 

Whenever an Employer is in default in payments to the Welfare and Pension Funds referred to in Article XI of this Agreement and reasonable notice of such default is given to the Employer, the

 

Union may remove the Employees from the work of said Employer. If said Employees who are removed remain on the work site during regular working hours, they shall be paid for lost time not to exceed three (3) days’ pay.

 

ARTICLE XV

 

Political Action Committee

 

International Union of Operating Engineers, Locals No. 15, 15A, 15C and 15D Political Action Committee: commencing on July 1, 1984 the Employer agrees that there has been deducted from the wages of each Employee covered by this Agreement, working under any of the classifications as set forth in Article IX, Section 6(B) herein and jurisdictional territory of Locals No. 15, 15A, 15C and 15D after proper execution by each Employee of an authorization for the sum of five cents ($0.05) per hour for each single time hour paid, and ten cents ($0.10) per hour for each double time hour paid. Locals No. 15, 15A, 15C and 15D agree to indemnify and hold harmless the Employer from any and all claims, actions and/or proceedings arising out of said Political Action Committee.

 

Payment of said Political Action Fund shall be by the purchase of a consolidated stamp.

 

ARTICLE XVI

 

Legality

 

Any provision of this Agreement which provides for union security or employment in a manner and to an extent prohibited by any law or the determination of any governmental board or agency, shall be and hereby is of no force or effect during the term of any such prohibition. It is understood and agreed, however, that if any of the provisions which are hereby declared to be of no force or effect because of restrictions imposed by law is or are determined either by Act of Congress or other legislative enactment or by a decision of the court of highest recourse to be legal or permissible, then any such provisions shall immediately become and remain effective during the remainder of the term of this Agreement.

 

In the event that there shall be changes in applicable laws as to union security, the parties shall

 

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In the event that any provision of this Agreement shall be declared to be in violation of law, the remaining provisions of this Agreement shall continue in full force and effect.

 

ARTICLE XVII

 

PAID SICK AND VACATION LEAVE

 

Local 14-14B and Local 15-15A waives any right or entitlement for paid sick leave that may be provided by any City, State or Federal law or regulation.

 

The Unions acknowledge the provisions of the New York Sick Leave Act (Labor Law sec. 196- b) and further acknowledges that employees covered under this Agreement receive comparable benefits in lieu of the sick leave through the signatory Employer’s contributions to the Vacation Fund and/or Annuity Voluntary Fund on behalf of employees.

 

The Unions waive the provisions of the New York City Earned Safe and Sick Time Act pursuant to NYC Admin. Code Section 20-916(a) and acknowledges that employees covered under this Agreement receive comparable benefits in the form of the signatory Employer’s contributions to the Vacation Fund and/or Annuity Voluntary Fund on behalf of employees.

 

ARTICLE XVIII

 

PAID FAMILY LEAVE

 

Paid family leave in accordance with New York State’s Paid Family Leave Law shall be provided as a benefit through the Welfare Fund of the International Union of Operating Engineers Local 14-14B and the Welfare Fund of the International Union of Operating Engineers Local 15, 15A. It is the intent of the parties that the obligation of the Employer to otherwise provide this leave is satisfied through the benefit provided through the respective Welfare Funds.

 

ARTICLE XIX

 

PUBLIC WORKS/PREVAILING WAGE CLAUSE

 

In the event any federal, state or local legislation governing public works prevailing wage standards or their methods of calculation is enacted, the parties hereto agree that they shall meet solely to renegotiate any such part or provision of this Agreement to the extent that such negotiations are

 

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necessary to address such legislation governing public works prevailing wage standards or their methods of calculations. For all other purposes, this Agreement shall remain in full force and effect and not subject to the negotiations identified herein.

 

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the parties hereto have undersigned this Agreement by their duly authorized representatives, the day and year first above-written.

 

THE INTERNATIONAL UNION OF OPERATING ENGINEERS, LOCALS NO 14- 14B, AFL-CIO

 

Edwin L. Christian Business Manager

 

Thomas Gordon President

 

John K Rowefs^j Recording/lSorresponding Secretary

 

FOR AND ON BEHALF OF, AND AUTHORIZED BY, THE MEMBERS OF THE GENERAL CONTRACTORS ASSOCIATION OF NEW YORK, INC. AND OTHER EMPLOYERS WHO HAVE APPOINTED THE GENERAL CONTRACTORS ASSOCIATION OF NEW YORK, INC. AS THEIR COLLECTIVE BARGAINING AGENT, WHOSE NAMES ARE ATTACHED HERETO IN EXHIBIT I.

 

Robert G. Wessels Executive Director

 

THE INTERNATIONAL UNION OF OPERATING ENGINEERS, LOCALS NO 15- 15A, AFL-CIO

 

Thomas A. Callahan President & Business Manaser

 

Christopher Thomas Recording/Corresponding Secretary

 

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APPENDIX A

 

Local No. 14Apprentices

 

a) lsl Year Apprentice

 

EFFECTIVE DATE 07/01/22 07/01/23 07/01/24
WAGE $36.10
BENEFITS $27.46 TBD TBD
SUBTOTAL $63.56
HCIF $0.30 $0.30 $0.30

07/01/25 07/01/26

 

$0.30 $0.30

 

b) 2″d Year Apprentice

 

EFFECTIVE DATE 07/01/22 07/01/23 07/01/24
WAGE $45.13
BENEFITS $27.46 TBD TBD
SUBTOTAL $72.59
HCIF $0.30 $0.30 $0.30

07/01/25 07/01/26

 

TBD

 

$0.30 $0.30

 

c) 3rd Year Apprentice

 

EFFECTIVE DATE 07/01/22 07/01/23 07/01/24
WAGE $54.16
BENEFITS $27.46 TBD TBD
SUBTOTAL $81.62
HCIF $0.30 $0.30 $0.30

07/01/25 07/01/26

 

TBD TBD

 

$0.30 $0.30

 

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Local No. 15Apprentice and Trainee

 

a) 1st Year Apprentice

 

EFFECTIVE DATE 07/01/22 07/01/23 07/01/24
WAGE $27.47
BENEFITS $31.07 TBD TBD
SUBTOTAL $58.54
HCIF $0.30 $0.30 $0.30

07/01/25 07/01/26

 

TBD TBD

 

$0.30

 

b) 2nd Year Apprentice

 

EFFECTIVE DATE 07/01/22 07/01/23 07/01/24
WAGE $34.34
BENEFITS $31.07 TBD TBD
SUBTOTAL $65.41
HCIF $0.30 $0.30 $0.30

07/01/25 07/01/26

 

TBD TBD

 

$0.30 $0.30

 

c) 3rd Year Apprentice

 

EFFECTIVE DATE 07/01/22 07/01/23 07/01/24
WAGE $37.77
BENEFITS $31.07 TBD TBD
SUBTOTAL $68.84
HCIF $0.30 $0.30 $0.30
d) 4th Year Apprentice
EFFECTIVE DATE 07/01/22 07/01/23 07/01/24
WAGE $41.21
BENEFITS $31.07 TBD TBD
SUBTOTAL $72.28
HCIF $0.30 $0.30 $0.30

07/01/25 07/01/26

 

TBD TBD

 

$0.30 $0.30

 

07/01/25 07/01/26

 

TBD TBD

 

$0.30 $0.30

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