Our Guild negotiators are recommending a YES vote for approval based on the Company's written agreement that it will not implement unpaid furloughs in 2009 (without first seeking our approval in the event of extreme economic need) if the vacation "burn-down" proposal is ratified. In addition, the proposal has been revised since our previous vote.
Paragraph 7 has been changed to read: "At its discretion, the Company has the right in 2010 to implement mandatory scheduling of vacation hours under the same terms and conditions applicable to full time non-bargaining unit employees."
Previously, this provision read as follows: "At its discretion, the Company has the right to implement mandatory scheduling of vacation hours in years beyond 2009 under the same terms and conditions as those applicable to full-time non-bargaining unit employees." All other terms are the same as before.
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Update: the proposal isn't so generous when you realize there are just 4 months left in 2009... "Do ya think management decided to drop the Furlough Bomb in 2010 - say in January?"
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