Working Time and Agreement Essay

1989 Words Mar 3rd, 2012 8 Pages
THE LABOR AGREEMENT BETWEEN QUALITY FURNITURE MANUFACTURING COMPANY (QFM) AND INDUSTRIAL WORKERS UNITED (IWU), AFL-CIO

This agreement is entered into on March 17, 2012 by the Quality Furniture Manufacturing Company (QFM), located in St. Louis, Missouri, and Industrial Workers United (IWU). This agreement covers employees at the St. Louis plant only.
Article I—Recognition
The company recognizes the IWU as the sole and exclusive collective bargaining agent in all matters pertaining to rates of pay, wages, hours of employment, and other conditions of employment for all production and maintenance employees, excluding professional employees, storeroom employees, office clerical employees, guards, and supervisors, as defined in the Labor
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Article VII—Seniority
‘‘Seniority’’ as used in this agreement shall be the period of continuous service in the job or plant from the date of the employee’s appointment. ‘‘Probationary employment’’ consists of a period of ninety (90) days of employment. Layoffs shall be made in the following order:
a. Probationary employees
b. Other employees in order of job seniority
Recall shall be made in the following order:
a. Employees in order of job seniority, given equal job ability
b. Probationary employees
Promotions shall be made on the basis of qualifications, merit, and seniority. Promotions out of the bargaining unit remain management’s prerogative. An employee who quits or is discharged for cause shall lose all seniority rights. If the Company decides to terminate any operation or job and the employees remain on layoff for a period of twelve (12) months, the employees shall be considered to have been terminated for cause at the expiration of said twelve (12)-month period.

Article VIII—Wages and Classifications
Job classifications and a wage schedule setting forth the rates of pay of the various job classifications are included in Schedule A and are hereby made part of this agreement. If and when the Company creates a new job classification or modifies, alters, amends, or combines existing jobs, or revises the skills and responsibilities of job, job descriptions will be

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