There shall be a maximum of eight (8) hours during any one (1) day and forty (40) hours in one (1) week at regular rate of pay. All time worked over eight (8) hours during one (1) day and forty (40) hours in one (1) week shall be paid at the rate of time and one-half the regular rate. All time worked on Saturday shall be paid at time and one-half the regular rate. All time worked on Sunday and recognized holidays shall be paid for at double the regular rate. Monday will be the first day of the work week for computing time.
The Department shall notify the employee one (1) hour prior to starting time when there is no work. If no attempt is made by the Department to prevent the employee from reporting to work, the employee shall receive two (2) hours pay for reporting at the regular rate. If an Employee starts to work, he shall receive four (4) hours pay and should work continue past four (4) hours he shall receive eight (8) hours pay at the regular rate. The Department may hold the employee/s no more than one (1) hour on reporting time. All employees are responsible for furnishing to the Department telephone numbers or other names by which to contact them regarding show-up time.
No boss, foreman, or temporary employee/s shall do the work of any employee/s laid off, and should he do the work of any employee/s, the employee/s so displaced shall receive pay for same. If an employee/s is discharged by the Department and it is established that he was wrongfully treated, the Department shall reinstate said employee/s with compensation for all lost time (based on operation). The Department also agrees to notify the Union within forty-eight (48) hours when an employee/s is discharged and give the reason why.
Clean and fresh drinking water shall be furnished by the Department no later than one (1) hour after starting time. Ice shall be furnished when weather warrants it.
Reasonable heat and protection from the elements shall be furnished on all equipment and to all employee/s of the Department.
When required to furnish his own tools, a mechanic shall be furnished a safe place to keep these tools and the Department agrees to be responsible to replace stolen and broken tools.
The County Highway Department and Union agree that: The I.M.R.F. plan in effect at present will continue in full force and effect. Workman’s compensation will be paid in accordance with State Laws governing such. Contributions to the Illinois Unemployment Insurance to protect against the hazards of unemployment through no fault of the employee/s shall be continued.
In the event the County Highway Department shall request the Union to assist in obtaining qualified employee/s, the Union shall use its best effort to secure the number of employee/s requested.
In the event any Operating Engineer employed by the County Highway Department becomes sick or incapable of performing the services required and as a result thereof is absent from the employ of the Highway Department, the Department agrees such employee/s will be reinstated as soon as he is able to resume work in a manner that is satisfactory to the Department.