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Oct 30, 2012

International Union of Elevator Constructors, Local No. 3

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ThyssenKrupp Elevator Corporation

LOCAL TRAVEL AND EXPENSE AGREEMENT

Section I        Parties to the Agreement

Section II       Jurisdiction

Section III      Travel Zones

Section IV      Per Diem

Section V       Use of Personal Vehicles

Section VI      Transfer Agreement

Section VII     Duration of Agreement

For the purpose of this agreement where the term “Elevator Constructor” is used that would mean; Elevator Journeyman, Apprentice, and Helper.

SECTION I.               PARTIES TO THE AGREEMENT

This agreement is made by and between ThyssenKrupp Elevator Corporation (hereinafter referred to as the “Company”) and the International Union of Elevator Constructors, Local No. 3 (hereinafter referred to as the “Local” or the “Union”).

SECTION II.              JURISDICTION

Par.     1          There will be two (2) primaries within the jurisdiction of the Local as follows:

St. Louis, MO Primary – that area encompassed by 270/255 corridor on both the east side and the west side of the Mississippi River.

Evansville, IN Primary – that area encompassed by a radius of twelve (12) miles using the Evansville Civic Center Complex (One Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.), hereinafter referred to as “City Hall”, as the center.

Par.     2          For all purposes under Article XXII (hiring, layoff, etc.) and Article X, Par. 4 (temporary mechanic assignments), and any other relevant provisions of the National Agreement, the primary and zoned secondary of each primary (i.e. that area encompassed by a radius of fifty (50) miles from the respective center of each primary) shall be considered as an independent/separate bench. However, this provision shall not restrict a Company from making temporary transfers under the provisions of Article XXII, Par. 4 of the National Agreement for work in these areas, including temporary transfers from one primary to the other.

All other territory within the jurisdictional boundaries of the Local (i.e. that area outside of the respective fifty (50) mile radii of the two primaries), shall be considered as one bench for purposes of the application of Article XXII (hiring, layoff, etc.) and Article X, Par. 4 (temporary mechanic assignments) and any other relevant provisions of the National Agreement.  Employees from either primary shall be able to perform work anywhere in this territory as long as they are paid expenses in accordance with the provisions of this local travel and expense agreement.

Par.     3          The secondary jurisdiction of the Local shall include the following counties – see attached EXHIBIT I.

Par.     4          In the case of counties that exist within shared jurisdictional boundaries of other Local Unions the Company shall have the right to utilize employees from either Local Union at its discretion.  When such assignments are made, the employee shall receive wages and expenses in accordance with the Local Union in which they are a permanent member.  However, this provision shall not restrict a Company from making transfers under the provisions of Article XXII, Par. 4 of the National Agreement for work in these counties.

SECTION III.             TRAVEL ZONES

Par.     1          The following travel zones and travel allowances shall be established outside of primary jurisdictions applicable to construction, modernization and major repair work only. With respect to the applicability to any other category of work, the Company agrees to continue any past practices that may exist as of the effective date of this agreement.

ZONE A

Zone A shall include that area outside of the primary within a radius of twenty-five (25) miles from City Hall in each respective city.  A travel allowance equal to one hundred percent (100%) of the employee’s prevailing hourly wage scale will be paid for each full day worked.

ZONE B

Zone B shall include that area outside of Zone A but within a radius of fifty (50) miles of City Hall in each respective city.  A travel allowance equal to one hundred fifty percent (150%) of the employee’s prevailing hourly wage shall be paid for each full day worked.

Par.     2          In order to qualify for the travel allowance in Zone A or Zone B, each elevator constructor mechanic or apprentice/helper must be on the job at the regularly scheduled starting time and work until the end of the regularly scheduled work day as provided for in the applicable article(s) of the National Agreement.

Par.     3          An employee who either begins or ends the workday, but not both (i.e. does NOT both begin and end the day), in a Travel Zone shall be entitled to one-half of the applicable Travel Allowance for that day. An employee who begins or ends the workday, in a different Travel Zone than they started the work day, shall be entitled to one-half (1/2) of each applicable Travel Allowance.

SECTION IV.                        PER DIEM

Par.     1          When elevator constructor mechanics and apprentices/helpers work beyond Zone B they shall receive a per diem payment. Each mechanic and each apprentice/helper shall have the option of selecting one of the following options for travel expense reimbursement.  No per diem shall be paid if a job assignment starts and ends the same calendar day.  The two options are:

OPTION A

The employee may elect to commute to and from the job site on a daily basis, on the employee’s own time and with no expenses.  Under these circumstances, the employee will be paid per diem for each day worked in the amount of one and one-half hour (1.5 hours) at the prevailing mechanic wage rate. The per diem will also be paid for any paid holidays observed in accordance with the provisions of Article VI of the National Agreement, which fall during the regular work week.  No other per diem payments shall be made other than for days worked under this Option A.

On the first day out each mechanic and apprentice/helper shall be paid the full per diem; on the last day of the job, each mechanic and apprentice/helper shall be paid the full per diem expense if they complete eight (8) hours on the job.  Should the job be completed before the end of the work day and they travel home during the regular work day, fifty percent (50%) of the per diem shall be paid for the last day of the job.

OPTION B

The employee may elect to stay out of town at or near the job site.  Under these circumstances, the employee shall be reimbursed for lodging based upon reasonable actual hotel/motel receipts presented to the Company and shall receive a meal allowance of twenty-eight ($28.00) per day.  Alternatively, in lieu of the $28.00 per day meal allowance, the employee may elect to present reasonable actual meal receipts to the Company.  Any disputes as to what are reasonable receipts shall be resolved between the supervisor/superintendent and the local business representative.

For employees electing Option B, where work continues on the same job site the following week, in lieu of the Option B allowance  (hotel/motel expense and meal allowance) for Saturday and Sunday (and Friday where applicable to a four day/ ten hour work day schedule), the employee shall receive a per diem allowance of one hour at the prevailing mechanic wage rate per day, for Saturdays, Sundays and for any paid holidays observed in accordance with the provisions of Article VI of the National Agreement which fall during the regular work week.

Under either Option A and Option B above, on the first day out each mechanic and apprentice/helper shall be paid the full per diem; on the last day of the job, each mechanic and apprentice/helper shall be paid the full per diem expense if they complete eight hours (8) on the job.  Should the job be completed before the end of the work day and they travel home during the regular work day, fifty percent (50%) of the per diem shall be paid for the last day on the job.

No per diem shall be paid if a job assignment starts and ends the same calendar day.

SECTION V.             USE OF PERSONAL VEHICLES

Par.     1          An employee who is authorized to use their own vehicle for the company’s business shall be reimbursed at the “Standard Mileage Rate” published by the Internal Revenue Service, currently forty and one-half cents ($.405) per mile.  Future increases or decreases in the mileage reimbursement rate shall be based upon changes to this index and shall become effective at the beginning of the next pay period following the Company’s receipt of notice of the change.

Par.     2          When the employee has been authorized to use his vehicle for Company business, the Company shall pay the cost of necessary tolls and parking, unless free parking is available or is provided for at or near the job site by the customer or some other mutually acceptable parking arrangements have been made by the Company.  For employees provided company vehicles, parking shall be paid based on reasonable actual receipts presented to the company.  Any disputes as to what are reasonable receipts shall be resolved between the supervisor/superintendent and the local Business Manager/Business Representative.

Par.     3          When elevator constructor mechanics and apprentices/helpers transport or convey company material, parts, or tools (other than personal hand tools) the employee shall be paid cartage.  The amount of cartage shall be reasonable according to weight and distance.  When a dispute arises as to what is reasonable, the Supervisor/Superintendent and the local Business Manager/Business Representative shall resolve the matter.

SECTION VI.                        TRANSFER AGREEMENT

Par.     1          It is understood that an employee may perform work anywhere within the jurisdictional boundaries of the Local, subject to the provisions outlined in Section II of this agreement, provided that the employee is paid expenses in accordance with the provisions of this agreement when they perform work outside of their assigned primary.

Par.     2          For other than a temporary assignment, it is agreed that the Company may move or transfer an employee on a permanent basis from the St Louis Primary to the Evansville Primary or vice versa, provided that the following are complied with:

a)         The transfer of the employee shall be with the written consent of the employee and the Local shall receive notice of the transfer not less than thirty days prior to the effective date of the transfer, where possible.

b.)        An employee who is transferred on a permanent basis and the assignment does not require a household move, such employee shall receive four (4) weeks of Option A per diem (on a 7 day basis) as a relocation allowance.  After the four (4) weeks of per diem has been paid, it shall constitute a permanent move to the new primary.

c.)        An employee who is transferred on a permanent basis and the transfer requires a household move, such employee shall receive a maximum of six (6) weeks of Option A per diem (on a 7 day basis) as a relocation allowance OR he shall receive four (4) weeks of Option A per diem (on a 7 day basis) as a relocation allowance plus reasonable reimbursement of moving expenses for household effects as agreed upon by the Company and the Local Business Manager.

d.)        When an employee is permanently transferred as outlined above, the employee will be guaranteed twelve (12) months of work at or out of the new location or he/she will be paid per diem for the entire period of time already worked less any per diem already paid.

This provision above shall not apply in the event an employee is discharged in accordance with the provisions of Article XXII, Par. 5(e) of the National Agreement.

            Provision (d) above shall not apply in the event an employee voluntarily quits.

e.)        For an apprentice/helper who has been permanently transferred by the Company outside of their primary and subsequently successfully passes the mechanic examination, and the Company does not have a mechanic position available in his current primary, the Company shall be obligated to transfer said employee back to the primary in which he came from.

Par.     3          Local No. 3 shall establish, maintain, and keep current an open list for the employment of elevator constructors to perform the duties required in each primary of Local No. 3.  A separate list for each primary will be established, maintained, and kept current for the employment of elevator constructors in that primary.

When the Company assigns an employee to work temporarily outside of his/her assigned primary within the Local’s jurisdiction, such employee shall be paid expense as required by this expense agreement.

SECTION VII.                       DURATION OF AGREEMENT

This agreement will be effective on February 18, 2005 and will remain in effect as long as satisfactory to both parties, but no change shall be made within the first six months.  Sixty (60) days notice in writing shall be given by either party of a desire to make a change, and such written notice shall constitute cause for a meeting of both parties.


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