Local 727 Resolves Grievance with Skyway, Part-Time Employees to Receive Owed Vacation Time

| October 25, 2018

Teamsters Local 727 has successfully resolved a grievance with Skyway Concessions Co. regarding the method used to calculate vacation accrual for part-time employees.  The grievance was originally filed earlier this summer when the Union was informed that part-time employees who worked an average of 80 hours or more per pay period were not accruing vacation time at the same rate as a full-time employee with the same seniority.

This past June, Local 727 learned that Skyway had imposed an arbitrary cap on the amount of vacation that employees classified as “part-time” could accrue.  Though the collective bargaining agreement between Local 727 and Skyway never mentions any such limit, Skyway chose to unilaterally implement the cap without first bargaining with the Union.

As a result of Local 727’s persistence and willingness to bring this grievance to arbitration, Skyway has agreed to resolve the issue.  According to the agreement, part-time employees who work an average of 80 hours or more per pay period will accrue vacation time at the same rate as a full-time employee with the same seniority.

Not only will this method be used to calculate part-timers’ vacation accrual going forward, but it will also be used to determine the correct amount of vacation owed to part-time members for their work over this past year.  As such, part-time employee who worked full-time hours should be made whole and receive an accurate amount of vacation time back dated as far as January 1, 2018.

“This is a big win for our members who have worked hard to provide the best possible service to Skyway customers,” emphasized John Coli, Jr., Secretary-Treasurer of Local 727. “This Union will not stand for Companies unilaterally modifying their contract without first negotiating with the Union.  We are proud to fight for the vacation these hardworking members deserve.”

This Union win comes only a few short months after Skyway members ratified a new collective bargaining agreement that included the largest wage raises in the bargaining unit’s history.

Members with questions should contact Business Representative Chris Owoyemi at (847) 696-7500 or [email protected].

Nothing in this article should be read as the union’s waiver of any legal argument, position or additional grievance. The union does not forfeit its right to make any and all supplemental arguments.

Category: Skyway

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