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File #: 2021-387    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 10/8/2021 In control: Board of Directors
On agenda: 10/27/2021 Final action: 10/27/2021
Title: Collective Bargaining Agreement 2020-2024 with Senior Water Systems Chemists Association
Sponsors: Randal Brown, William Wolfson
Indexes: General Counsel, Organizational Development

Title
Collective Bargaining Agreement 2020-2024 with
Senior Water Systems Chemists Association

Body
Agenda of: October 27, 2021
Item No.: 2021- 387
Amount: N/A

TO: The Honorable
Board of Directors
Great Lakes Water Authority

FROM: Suzanne R. Coffey, P.E.
Interim Chief Executive Officer
Great Lakes Water Authority

DATE: October 8, 2021

RE: Collective Bargaining Agreement 2020- 2024 with
Senior Water Systems Chemists Association

MOTION

Upon recommendation of William M. Wolfson, Chief Administrative and Compliance Officer, and Randal Brown, General Counsel, the Board of Directors (Board) of the Great Lakes Water Authority (GLWA), authorizes the GLWA's Interim Chief Executive Officer (ICEO) to execute a Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) with the Senior Water Systems Chemists Association for a term ending June 30, 2024; and authorizes the ICEO to take such other action as may be necessary to accomplish the intent of this vote.
BACKGROUND
The Senior Water Systems Chemists Association (SWSCA) and GLWA were parties to a collective bargaining agreement covering the period from July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2020. SWSCA and GLWA reached a tentative agreement on a CBA covering the period July1, 2020 through June 30, 2024. SWSCA has since ratified the tentative agreement on that CBA.
JUSTIFICATION
The following aspects of the CBA are highlighted:
1. Redefined Paid Time Off (PTO). The terms of the CBA with the SWSCA are largely consistent with the terms of its CBA which expired on July 31, 2020, however, members will now receive 40 hours of PTO frontloaded on October 1 of each contract year with continued (modified) accrual of PTO throughout the year. Use of preapproved PTO will be considered "hours worked" for purposes of calculating overtime.
2. No additional guaranteed or automatic annual pay adjustments. GLWA utilizes a performance-based system of pay adjustment. Consistent with other GLWA CBA's and its Terms o...

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