Time Off for Union Buisness
The County agrees that during working hours on its premises for reasonable periods of time without loss of pay or benefits, CSEA officers and properly designated CSEA representatives shall be allowed to investigate and process grievances; also have access to employees during working hours to explain CSEA membership, services and programs under mutually developed arrangements with department or agency heads, and shall be limited to no more than fifteen minutes per employee per month.
Section 9.2: The County agrees to grant time off with pay to employees who are designated by the Union President to attend CSEA meetings to a total of one hundred days per year.
Section 9.3: It is hereby deemed to be in the best interest of the County and CSEA that the Union President and the Chairman of the Grievance Committee of the Union, if they are County employees, shall be allowed reasonable periods of time, without loss of pay or benefits, to engage in union buisness.
Section 9.4 The County agrees to grant time off with pay to employees who are designated by the Union President who are serving in a CSEA Statewide Committee to attend such committee meetings, not exceed an aggregate of fifteen (15) working days per contract year.
Section 9.5 Employee representatives shall be designated to the County in writing by the CSEA.
Section 9.6 Section Presidents shall be allowed time off for Union buisness as follows:
Section Time off/Hours Per Week
Social Services 20
Erie County Medical 20
Home & Infirmary 8
Erie Community College 8
County Clerk 8
Erie County Corrections 8
Youth and Legal Services 8
Unit Secretary 15
Unit Treasurer 8
Political Action Chair 4
145 Hours per week
It is agreed and understood that Section Presidents when using leave as provided under this provision, shall sign-out before leaving their work station and shall sign-in upon return to their work station from union buisness if one (1) hour or more remains in their work day. The time off denoted above is intended to indicate the maximum hours allowable per week, and it is agreed and understood that only union buisness will be conducted during the sign-out period. It is furthermore agreed and understood that the President of the Erie Unit, Local #815, Civil Services Employees Association, Inc. may change the number of hours set forth above as the needs of each Section(s) changes, to a maximum of twenty (20) hours per week per section and a maximum of one hundred and forty-five (145) hours per week. If a change in the number of hours allotted a Section(s) or the Unit Secretary should occur, the President of the aforementioned unit shall notify the Director of Labor Relations two (2) weeks before change is to be implemented.
Nothing like paying someone to work for somebody else.
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