I believe that an example of what I mean by a collective bargaining contract would make it a bit more clear in your foggy dome ptif219. How about instead of a Federal gov contract, lets take look at a contract of a police dept in a University town. Might as well start with Alaska, Wasilla to be exact.
I realize that the freeze for federal employees doesn’t affect the Wasilla Police Department but I will use them as an example of some things that a collective bargaining agreement effects, other than wages. Seeing, as they are now a proud member of Teamster joint council #28, and proud members of local 959.
Teamsters Local 959,and the city of Wasilla Ak. Signed a four year contract, effective 06/09/09 through 05/31/12. which is 33 pages long,if it were only wages it would be one small page...at the most. Signed(by Mayor Verne Rupright). Signed on Dec 07, 2009, which represents not only the 49 uniformed officers but also the dispatcher and support personal as well.
A synopsis of what’s at the link.
Article 21,holidays, sectin 21.05 ….blah, blah, blah,…one floating holiday must be used before May 31.
Article 10, 10.01. more blah, blah, blah,.
Seniority clause. Evidently the Chief had his favs.
More blah, blah, blah,.
Article 11, overtime. More blah, blah, blah,.
Gotta go by seniority now… rather than to the suck ass,s.
Aha, this is the part that explains that no one can strike.
More blah, blah, blah,. But if you strike your ass is out in the cold…literally.
11.06 more blah, blah, blah,. Over 40 hours and you’re on overtime.
14.01 more blah, blah, blah,. Hhmm…nice perk, if you live less than 30 miles of the metropolis of Wasilla you get to take the car home with you.
The officer’s pay starts at $26.36 and the top Sergeant makes $43.21…in 2009 dollars.
Here if you want more download it yourself.
City of Wasilla : Union Information