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ARTICLE 9

CLASSIFICATION AND BASIS OF PAY

A. Rates of Pay

    1. Effective January 1, 2001 employees are paid a percentage of the applicable hourly rate based on the cumulative hours worked in accordance with the following Wage Step Schedule:
    2. STEP

      HOURS

      PERCENTAGE OF PAY

      Step One

      Less than 1040 hours

      65%

      Step Two

      1040 but less than 3120 hours

      80%

      Step Three

      3120 but less than 5200 hours

      85%

      Step Four

      5200 but less than 7280 hours

      90%

      Step Five

      7280 but less than 9360 hours

      95%

      Step Six

      9360 and more hours.

      100%

    3. Employees working promoted positions will be paid at Step Six pay rates regardless of the hours worked.
    4. Employees assigned at Healy and/or points North will be compensated at rates five percent (5%) higher than the applicable rates.
    5. Train or Engine service employees performing service in more than one classification in a shift will be compensated the shift at the highest rate applicable.
    6. Employees with a seniority date prior to the effective date of this agreement who have not worked 9360 hours in train and engine service will be inserted in the step schedule above according to the number of hours worked. Pay for those employees inserted into the step system will not be reduced from current pay rates.
    7. Effective January 1, 2001 the following pay rates are effective:
    8. Yard Conductor/Engineer $25.91 per hour

      Yard Brakeman/Fireman $24.48 per hour

      Road Conductor/Engineer $29.76 per hour

      Road Brakeman/Fireman $26.86 per hour

    9. Effective May 20, 2001 the following pay rates are effective:
    10. Yard Conductor/Engineer $26.57 per hour

      Yard Brakeman/Fireman $25.11 per hour

      Road Conductor/Engineer $30.08 per hour

      Road Brakeman/Fireman $27.01 per hour

    11. Effective January 1, 2002, and each January 1st thereafter the road pay rates above will be increased by the following amounts:

Road Conductor/Engineer 2.5%

Road Brakeman/Fireman 2.5%

Effective January 1 2002 and each January 1st thereafter, Yard rates of pay will be increased by the following amounts until $1.00 per hour less than the corresponding road classification rate:

Yard Conductor/Engineer 6%

Yard Brakeman/Fireman 5%

When Yard rates are $1.00 less than road rate, yard rates will be increased annually as necessary to remain $1.00 less than road rate.

  1. Hours of Work
    1. Hours of work, for the purpose of this article are defined as paid leave time or actual time spent in the performance of work and shall exclude all hours paid for under other Articles contained in this Agreement which do not represent actual work or paid leave time.
  2. Guarantee

1. Employees marked up on a job an entire weekly period will be guaranteed the money equivalent of:

          1. forty (40) straight time hours at the pay rate of the assignment
          2. eight (8) straight time hours at the pay rate of the assignment, per day assigned to work if the assignment exceeds five (5) days. The term "WEEKLY PERIOD" means a period of seven (7) consecutive days, starting with Sunday.
          3. eight (8) straight time hours at the pay rate of the assignment for each remaining work day that week, when assigned to a new assignment or a change in assignment after 0001hours Sunday, .
    1. Arrangements for alternate workweeks may be made by mutual agreement between the ARRC and the Union General Chairman.
  1. Release & Tie-up
    1. Pay will begin at the time employees are required to report for duty and will continue until tied up or placed on release.
    2. Release
          1. Employees are paid straight time while on release for up to 8 hours.
          2. Employees placed on release are paid continuous time for the hours worked before and after release time.
          3. Employees placed on release and recalled in less than 4 hours are paid continuous time from start of shift until tied up.
          4. Employees on release eight (8) or more hours are rested for FRA hours of service.
          5. Employees are not subject to call for two and one-half (2.5) hours from the time placed on release.
    1. Tie-Up
      1. Employees tied up are not subject to call until one and one half (1.5) hours prior to expiration of rest.
      2. Employees tied up, who are contacted and required to report for duty prior to expiration of rest are paid continuous time for time worked prior to tie up, off duty time and time worked after recalled.
  1. Reporting Time
    1. Conductors will report time of entire crew with their own. Employees performing hostling service will report their own time. When time is not allowed per time slip, each employee will be notified promptly the reason why, and what allowance, if any, has been made.
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    3. Employees will notify the ARRC immediately of any payroll errors. If an employee has been underpaid or overpaid, the ARRC will make an adjustment on the payday following the payroll period when the mistake was brought to the attention of the ARRC.
    4. Upon request and with verifying documentation, the ARRC will pay the employee any underpayment within one (1) working day after it’s brought to the attention of the payroll department, but in no case longer than three (3) days.
    5. Employees will promptly repay the ARRC for any overpayment. Overpayment(s) may be deducted form an employee’s next paycheck. Should the overpayment be substantial and the employee cannot immediately reimburse the ARRC, a repayment plan will be devised. Exceptions to this section must be approved by the President/CEO or designee.
    6. Employees will be paid biweekly.
  2. Overtime
    1. Overtime will be compensated for at time and one-half (1.5) of the employee’s regular straight time hourly rate.
    2. Overtime rates shall be paid for all straight time hours over forty (40) per week, and for all hours over eight (8) per day, except as provided in 4 and 5 below.
    3. For overtime purposes, the administrative work week shall be Sunday through Saturday.
    4. Eight (8) hours shall constitute a normal work day except for alternate work schedules.
    5. Forty (40) hours shall constitute a normal work week except for alternate work schedules.
    6. For the purposes of overtime calculation, job/runs beginning at least eight (8) hours after tie-up are considered new days even if the job/runs begins during the same twenty four (24) hour period as the tie-up.
    7. Eight hours or less shall constitute a minimum day.
  3. Direct Deposit

Bargaining unit employees are eligible for the same payroll deductions and direct deposit privileges as non-bargaining unit employees.