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substitute for paid staff - The payroll records over the past two years reveal that 13
volunteers substituted for paid staff and were themselves paid on at least one or more
occasions. One of the 13, Errol Maitland, was hired as a regular employee in October, 1995.
(see post-hearing submission from WBAI).
The collective bargaining agreement reflects the sharp distinction between the regular
employees and the volunteers.
The following provisions of the agreement apply only to the paid staff and does not
apply to unpaid volunteers:
Section 6 - Union Security: Requiring union membership as condition.of employment.
Section 7 - Checkoff
Section 12 - Hiring - Requiring posting; review by Applicant Review Committee, etc. No
special consideration is given to unpaid staff applying for paid positions. (Tr. 226).
Section 13 - Probationary period
Section 14 - Workweek
Section 15 - Pay Rate Computation
Section 16 - Layoffs
Section 17 - Recall
Section l8 - Discharge - While the language makes no distinction, subsection C
referring to severance pay and the section on progressive discipline relating to suspension
without pay plainly refers to paid staff.
Section 20 - Vacations
Section 21 - Holidays
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