To: TEAM-IFPTE Local 161 Members
Date: June 18, 2010
Re: Personal Leave Days
An analysis of the history of Personal Leave Days (PLDs) from 1995 to the present shows that PLDs are not free; we work for them every day.
- Prior to 1995, our normal workday was 7 hours and 15 minutes.
- Until 1995 employees could participate voluntarily in the Accumulated Days Off (ADO) program. We earned 13 ADOs by working an extra 23 minutes a day.
- During the 1995 contract negotiations the voluntary ADO program was replaced by 5 PLDs and the normal workday increased to the 7 hours and 30 minutes that we work today.
- The loss of our PLDs equates to a 2% reduction in pay. We would be working more for less.
Many members have asked what the Company is offering in return for the elimination of PLDs; at this time, the Company has offered nothing.
On behalf of the TEAM Negotiating Committee
TEAM-IFPTE Local 161
Tel (204) 984-9470 or 1-877-984-9470
Fax: (204) 231-2809