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Christmas and New Year's Day Holiday Observation

Since Christmas and New Year's Day fall on a Thursday this year, the holidays shall be celebrated on those dates.  If work is performed on those dates, it shall be at the double time rate of pay.

 

The Will County Carpenters agreement has several unique holiday provisions:

"Any regular Employee of an EMPLOYER covered by this contract who reports for work on December 24 and/or December 31 shall receive eight (8) hours pay for four (4) hours work."

"With respect to the last Friday prior to Christmas and the last Friday prior to New Year’s Day, during the term of this agreement Employees who were (or are in the future) told not to report for work shall receive, for each of said days, four (4) hours straight time pay or Employees who worked (or work) four (4) hours shall receive eight hours of pay and Employees who worked (or work) with (8) hours shall receive twelve (12) hours of pay. Whether to work a portion of a day, a whole day or not to work at all shall be at the option of the EMPLOYER."

 

Additionally, Teamsters Local 731 and Teamsters Local 786 have paid holidays for "qualified" employees. Contractors should refer to the contract for specifics.

 

It should also be noted that Automobile Mechanics Local 701 no longer has paid holidays for Christmas Day and New Year's Day in the collective bargaining agreement.

 

AGC Aetna Insurance Exchange Launch Release

"The AGC Alternative," the first of its kind, nation-wide private insurance exchange to serve the commercial construction industry, begins offering firms belonging to the Associated General Contractors of America quotes today, association officials announced.  The private exchange, developed in collaboration with Willis North America, a unit of Willis Group Holdings, the global risk advisor, insurance and reinsurance broker, features comprehensive insurance coverage from Aetna, MetLife and Group Vision Service as part of its introductory suite of benefits.  MetLife will offer dental, life, disability and legal service coverage while Group Vision Service will offer vision coverage.  Willis of Maryland, Inc., a licensed insurance producer, will act as broker of record for all insurance products offered on the new AGC private exchange.

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