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Union workers earn Thanksgiving holiday pay

November 23, 2010
Unionized employees of CATA members are entitled to a paid holiday Nov. 27, when dealerships are expected to be closed for Thanksgiving. In all cases, employees must work their regularly scheduled day before and after a holiday in order to receive pay on the holiday, unless the employee is off-work or on an employer-approved vacation or leave. Eligibility for holiday pay among probationary employees varies among the unions. Employers should consult the existing union agreements to confirm which employees are eligible. Dealers with questions should call the CATA's labor relations counsel, Franczek Sullivan, at 312-986-0300. Mechanics Local No. 701 Pay equal to one regular day's pay at hourly (not booked) rate. Garage Attendants Local No. 731 Pay equal to one regular day. Mechanics Local No. 1749 Pay equal to 8 hours pay at at hourly minimum rate or flat minimum rate. Teamsters Local No. 179 Pay equal to 8 hours at minimum hourly rate. Machinists Local No. 377 Pay equal to 8 hours at straight-time hourly minimum rate. Employees who work 10-hour days receive 10 hours pay at that rate, unless Thursday is the employee's normally scheduled day off, in which case 8 hours pay at that rate.