Collective Bargaining Agreement between Abatti Farms, Inc. and Abatti Produce, Inc. and the United Farm Workers of America, AFL-CIO : electronic version.
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This Agreement and Supplemental Agreements attached hereto are between Abatti Farms, Inc. and Abatti Produce, Inc., hereafter called "the Company", and the United Farm Workers of America, AFL-CIO, hereafter called "the Union". The parties agree as follows:
A. The Company does hereby recognize the Union as the sole labor organization representing all of the Company's agricultural employees (hereafter called "workers") in the unit set forth in Agricultural Labor Relations Board's certification in case number 76-RC-17-E(R). In the event the Agricultural Labor Relations Board certifies other employees not here included within the certified unit, such additional employees shall be included under the terms of this Agreement. The term "worker" shall not include office and sales employees, security guards and supervisory employees who have the authority to hire, transfer, suspend, layoff, recall, promote,
- 2 -discharge, assign, reward or discipline other workers or the responsibility to direct them or adjust their grievances or effectively recommend such action, if, in connection with the foregoing, the exercise of such authority is not of a merely routine or clerical nature but requires the use of independent judgment.
B. The Company agrees that no business device, including joint ventures, partnerships or any other forms of agricultural business operations shall be used by the Company for the purpose of circumventing the obligations of this Collective Bargaining Agreement subject, however, to the provisions of ARTICLE 37, Subcontracting, and ARTICLE 38, Grower-Shipper Contracts.
C. The Company further recognizes the rights and obligations of the Union to negotiate wages, hours and conditions of employment and to administer this Agreement on behalf of covered workers.
D. Neither the Company nor its representatives will take any action to disparage, denigrate or subvert the Union. Neither the Union nor its representatives will take any action to disparage, denigrate or subvert the Company.
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E. Neither the Company nor its representatives will interfere with the right of any worker to join and assist the Union. The Company will make known to all workers that they will secure no advantage, nor more favorable consideration nor any form of special privilege because of non-participation in Union activities.
F. The Company will make known to all workers, supervisors and officers, its policies and commitments as set forth above with respect to recognition of the Union and will encourage workers in the bargaining unit to give utmost consideration to supporting and participating in collective bargaining and contract administration functions.
A. Union membership shall be a condition of employment. Each worker shall be required to become a member of Union immediately following five (5) continual days after the beginning of employment, or after five (5) days from the date of the signing of this Agreement, whichever is later; and to remain a member of Union in good standing. Union shall be the sole judge of the good standing of its members. Any worker who fails to become a member of Union within the time limit set forth herein, or who fails to pay the required
- 4 -initiation fee, periodic dues or regularly authorized assessments as prescribed by Union, or who has been determined to be in bad standing by Union, pursuant to the provisions of the Union's Constitution, shall be immediately discharged upon written notice from Union to Company, and shall not be reemployed until written notice from Union to Company of the worker's good-standing status.
B. Company agrees to furnish to Union in writing, within one (1) week after the execution of this Agreement, a list of its workers, giving the names, addresses, Social Security numbers and type of job classification.
C. Company agrees to deduct from each worker's pay initiation fees, all periodic dues, and assessments as required by Union, upon presentation by the Union of individual authorizations signed by workers, directing Company to make such deductions. Company shall make such deductions from workers' pay for the payroll period in which it is submitted, provided that it is submitted in advance of the close of the pay period, and periodically thereafter as specified on authorizations so long as such authorization is in effect, and shall remit monies weekly. The Company shall provide a monthly summary report as soon as possible, but not later than the twentieth (20th) day of the month following
- 5 -the ending date of the previous month's pay period containing the names of the workers, Social Security numbers, payroll periods covered, gross wages, total hours worked per worker, total number of workers and amount of Union dues deducted during such pay periods from each worker. Union will furnish the forms to be used for authorization and will notify the Company in writing of dues, assessments and initiation fees within five (5) days of the execution of this Agreement and five (5) days before the effective date of any change.
D. The Company will advise new workers that it is a condition of their employment that they must become and thereafter remain members in good standing in the Union immediately following five (5) continual days after the beginning of their employment. The Company shall furnish workers membership applications and dues check-off authorization forms as provided by the Union.
E. Union shall indemnify and hold Company harmless from and against any and all claims, demands, suits, or other forms of liability that may arise out of or by reason of action taken by Company for the purpose of compliance with any of the provisions of this Article.
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A. The Company shall not discriminate against any worker in hiring because of race, age, creed, color, religion, sex, political belief, national origin, or language spoken. It is agreed that this obligation includes, but is not limited to, the following: hiring, placement, recruitment, and advertising and solicitation for employment.
B. All hiring shall be done on a first come first served basis on the day hiring is necessary; provided however, the worker is able to do the work. In such cases, the supervisor will fully explain the job duties and requirements and give the worker a reasonable time to meet the job requirements. The Company shall not act in an unjust or arbitrary manner in its hiring practices.
C. The Company shall designate a person or persons for each crop or farming operation who are authorized to hire new employees. The Company shall, immediately upon the signing of this Agreement, provide a list to the Union's local office with a copy to the Ranch Committee, with the names of management personnel authorized to hire and, thereafter, shall immediately inform the Union and the Ranch Committee of any subsequent change in personnel authorized to hire.
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D. Hiring shall be done at the designated morning meeting site for the particular crew or classification involved.
E. All seniority workers shall be recalled to work in accordance with the provisions of Article 4, Seniority, and Supplemental Agreement No. 2, Seniority, of this Agreement. Workers returning to work on recall shall check in with the Union Steward or other Union representative on the job site to verify the worker's name is on the seniority list before commencing work.
F. The Company shall notify the Union in writing within twenty-four (24) hours of the date of hire of the names, Social Security numbers, date hired and job classification of all new workers hired, and shall provide a copy of such notification to the Ranch Committee and appropriate Shop Steward.
G. The Company shall notify the Union seven (7) days, or as soon as possible, in advance of any lay-off.
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H. Any claim by the Union that the Company has violated this Article shall be treated as a grievance in accordance with the provisions of Article 5, Grievance and Arbitration Procedure.
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A. After a worker has worked for Company at least fourteen (14) workdays within the preceding ninety (90) calendar days, he shall acquire seniority on the fourteenth (14th) day of work, retroactive to his date of hire within the ninety (90) days. Whenever a commodity or crop season is less than twenty-eight (28) calendar days, a worker shall acquire seniority in that commodity or crop provided he works one-half (½) the number of workdays in the season. It is understood that the days prior to acquiring seniority do not establish nor shall be a probationary period. There shall not be layoffs for the purpose of circumventing acquisition of seniority.
B. Seniority shall be lost for the following reasons only:
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C. In layoff of workers for lack of work or at end of the Company's operating season, the worker with the least seniority shall be laid off first, and in recall of workers from layoff, workers with highest seniority shall be recalled in their order of seniority, and the filling of vacancies, new jobs, promotions within the bargaining unit, demotions, shall be on the basis of seniority, provided, however, the worker is able to do the work. In such cases, the supervisor will fully explain the job duties and requirements and give the worker a reasonable time to meet the job requirements.
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D. Whenever a permanent vacancy occurs in an hourly rated job classification with a rate above the general field and harvesting rate, such vacancy shall be posted on the Company's bulletin board in the area of the vacancy. The posting shall be made at least five (5) days before the vacancy is permanently filled. A copy of the posting will be made available to the Union Ranch Committee. Seniority workers desiring to apply for such position shall sign the posting. Selection and training for those workers applying for the position shall be as set forth in paragraph C above.
E. The Company, when anticipating the recall of seniority workers, shall notify the worker and the Union, not less than two (2) weeks prior to the estimated starting date of the work and the approximate duration thereof. The Company shall then notify the worker when to report for work, allowing reasonable time to report. All such notice of recall shall be a joint recall bearing the title of the Company and the Union. There shall be no recall by labor contractors. It is understood that the provisions of ARTICLE 3, Hiring, Section B, apply to the recalled worker.
F. The Company shall notify the Union within five (5) working days of seniority workers laid off or recalled on a seasonal basis, in accordance with this ARTICLE by giving
- 12 -the worker's name, Social Security number, seniority date, job or commodity classification and date of recall or layoff. Grievances relating to this paragraph shall be subject to the Expedited Grievance and Arbitration Procedure.
G. Beginning with the signing of this Agreement, and each three (3) months thereafter, the Company shall provide the Union with an up-to-date seniority list showing the name of each worker, his seniority date, Social Security number, and job or commodity classification. The Company shall also post a seniority list in a conspicuous place for examination by the workers and the Union Ranch Committee. The Union may review the accuracy of the seniority list and present to the Company any errors it may find on such list. Grievances relating to this paragraph shall be subject to the Expedited Grievance and Arbitration Procedure.
H. Seniority shall not be applied so as to displace (bump) any worker of the Company within an established crew, commodity or area.
I. It is understood that the Company and the Union may agree in writing to make deviations from these seniority provisions regarding applications of seniority.
In the event the Union and the Company have agreed
- 13 -to a local seniority provision different from ARTICLE 4 of the Contract signed herein, the Union and the Company agree to review and revise, if agreed upon, said local provision only, one (1) year after the date of signing of this Agreement if either party so requests.
A. The parties to this Agreement agree that all disputes which arise between the Company and the Union out of the interpretation or application of this Agreement shall be subject to the Grievance and Arbitration Procedure. The parties further agree that the Grievance Procedure of this Agreement shall be the exclusive remedy with respect to any disputes arising under this Agreement, and no other remedies shall be utilized by any person with respect to any dispute involving this Agreement until the Grievance Procedure has been exhausted. Any claim by Union that on-the-job conduct by any non-bargaining unit employee is disrupting working relations may be treated as a Grievance provided that such Grievance is specified in detail.
B. The Company agrees to cooperate to make Union Stewards available to workers wishing to submit a Grievance and to make the Grievance Committee of the Union available
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C. Grievances dropped by either party prior to an arbitration hearing shall be considered as withdrawn without prejudice to either party's position on a similar matter in the future.
- 15 -of the grievance. If the grievance is not satisfactorily resolved in such meeting, the party receiving the grievance shall immediately give a written response to the other regarding its position, including reasons for denial. The failure of the grieving party to appeal to the Second Step within thirty (30) calendar days shall waive the grievance. A Union representative may fully participate in the grievance meeting.
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The arbitrator, in his discretion, may render a bench decision, or may allow briefs, but, in any event, shall issue a decision in writing to the parties within fifteen (15) days after the date of the close of the hearing sessions.
The decision of the arbitrator shall be binding on the Company, the Union and the workers.
All expenses and salaries of the arbitrator shall be borne equally by the parties. Each party shall pay the cost of presenting its own case.
SELECTION OF THE ARBITRATOR: The parties will make a good faith effort to agree on a list of arbitrators for each of the areas listed below. In the event they are unable to agree, and not later than one (1) week (unless there is mutual agreement to extend this time period) after the execution of this Agreement and each six (6) months thereafter, if requested by either the Company or the Union, a panel of eleven (11) arbitrators shall be requested from either the American Arbitration Association or the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service. One (1) panel shall be requested for the Salinas area, one (1) panel for the Ventura and Santa Barbara area and one (1) panel for the Imperial Valley. Upon the request of either party additional lists of arbitrators shall be
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After receipt of the lists, the parties shall meet to select arbitrators for each area. If the parties cannot agree upon the selection of arbitrators, then they shall turn to the list of arbitrators received under the procedures of the above paragraph. The person to strike first shall be selected by a coin toss. That party shall strike the first name from each list. The name remaining after each party has struck five (5) shall be the person designated as arbitrator for each area. However, every six (6) months, either party may request a new list of arbitrators for any area and require a new meeting as discussed in this paragraph to select a new arbitrator.
E. EXPEDITED GRIEVANCE AND ARBITRATION: The parties agree that the primary purpose of the grievance procedure is to resolve grievances as speedily as possible and to maintain good relations between the Union, the Company, and the workers.
It is recognized that there are times and that there are certain issues that may arise, wherein it is to the best interest of all concerned to have a resolution of the matter more quickly than provided in the above procedures.
Accordingly, it is agreed that grievances specified elsewhere in this Agreement as subject to the Expedited
- 18 -Grievance and Arbitration Procedure may, at the request of the grieving party and with written notice to the other party, be expedited to arbitration.
After such a grievance has been reduced to writing, the grieving party may request and there shall be a Second Step meeting within two (2) work days and the responding party will immediately provide its answer in writing, if denied, setting forth the reasons for denial. The grieving party may then request, with notice to the responding party, that the grievance be referred to the arbitrator within three (3) work days from the written responsive answer. If such a grievance is presented to the arbitrator, it is agreed that it will take precedent, as to investigation, hearing date, and issuance of decision over any other case.
F. The arbitrator may make a field examination in any case he deems it advisable.
G. In the event that any dispute causes a work interruption of any kind, the parties agree to make an immediate joint effort to end such interruption which may include contacting the arbitrator. The arbitrator shall order an end to such interruption, personally, if possible, or by telephone, and shall immediately attempt to resolve the dispute. This in no way alters the obligation or
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A. There shall be no strikes, slowdowns, boycotts, interruptions of work by the Union nor shall there be any lockout by the Company.
B. If any of said events occur, the officers and representatives of the Union and/or Company, as the case may be, shall do everything within their power to end or avert such activity.
C. Workers covered by this Agreement shall not engage in any strike, slowdown or other interruption of work, because such action is not approved by the Union.
A. Duly authorized and designated representatives of the Union shall have right of access to Company premises in connection with conduct of normal Union affairs in administration of this Agreement. In the exercise of the foregoing, there shall be no unnecessary interference with the productive
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B. Before a Union representative contacts any of the workers during working hours, he shall notify the Company that he is on the premises.
C. The Union shall advise the Company of the names of its duly authorized and designated representatives.
A. Company shall have the sole right to discipline and discharge workers for just cause, providing that in the exercise of this right it will not act in violation of the Agreement.
No worker shall be disciplined or discharged except for just cause.
B. Prior to any discharge or suspension, the Company shall notify the Steward or other Union official and such Union representative shall have the right to be present when formal charges are made, if they so desire; provided, however, if a situation occurs in a remote area, wherein the Company deems it necessary to take action and no Steward or Union representative is available, the Company may take action and
- 21 -must give written notice within the time limit in Paragraph C below.
C. The Steward or other Union representative shall have the right to interview workers in private.
Within forty-eight (48) hours after any discharge for just cause, the Union representative will be notified in writing the reasons for such discharge.
D. Individual work pace in relation to piece rate, or incentive plan, shall not be conclusive evidence for the purpose of disciplining or discharging a worker. This provision shall not, however, constitute any limitation on any of the Company's rights to discharge or discipline for unsatisfactory work performance. Discharge and other disciplinary actions are subject to the Grievance and Arbitration provisions of this Agreement.
In accord with the policies of the Company and the Union, it is agreed that there shall be no discrimination against any worker because of race, age, creed, color, religion, sex, political belief, national origin, language spoken, or Union activity.
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A. Company agrees that any worker may refuse to pass through any picket line of another Company and sanctioned by the Union.
B. No worker under this Agreement shall be required to perform work that normally would have been done by employees of another company who are engaged in a strike sanctioned by the Union.
C. The provisions of this ARTICLE are not limitations in any way on the rights of the Company as set forth in ARTICLE 38, Grower-Shipper Contracts. The provisions of ARTICLE 14C, Health and Safety, also apply.
LEAVES OF ABSENCE FOR UNION BUSINESS
A. Any worker elected or appointed to an office or position in the Union shall be granted a leave of absence for a period of continuous service with the Union upon written request of the Union. Ten (10) days notice must be given the Company before the worker takes leave to accept such office or position or chooses to return to work. Such
- 23 -leave of absence shall be without pay. Seniority shall not be broken or suspended by reason of such leave.
B. A temporary leave of absence without pay not to exceed three (3) days for Union business shall be granted under the following conditions:
C. A leave of absence without pay shall also be granted to workers by the Company upon workers applying to and being confirmed by the Company for any of the following reasons without loss of seniority:
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- 25 -termination of the original leave, provided, however, that a request for an extension may be submitted simultaneously with the request for a leave of absence for valid personal reasons if the worker has special circumstances which require additional time.
Leaves of absence schedules, under this section, where more workers have applied for a leave of absence at the same time than can be spared by the Company, shall be allocated on the basis of seniority with the worker having the highest seniority having first preference for that leave of absence. However, where a worker requests an emergency leave, the Union and the Company may agree to his/her leave in preference to that worker over other workers with higher seniority.
Failure to report for work at the end of an approved leave of absence or accepting employment with another employer during an approved leave of absence shall terminate seniority in accordance with ARTICLE 4, Seniority.
Company agrees that all conditions of employment for workers relating to wages, hours of work, and general working conditions shall be maintained at no less than the highest standards in effect as of the date of this Agreement.
- 26 -Conditions of employment shall be improved wherever specific provisions for improvement are made elsewhere in this Agreement.
The Union and the Company agree that during the negotiations which resulted in this Agreement they have fully negotiated and agreed to the terms of the Company's contributions to the R.F.K. Farmworkers Medical Plan and the Juan De La Cruz Farmworkers Pension Plan, that said terms of contribution as set forth herein sets forth the Company's total obligation in respect to medical and pension plans and that, therefore, the obligations of ARTICLE 12 do not extend to any medical and pension plan maintained by the Company prior to this Agreement.
Supervisors and other employees not included in the bargaining unit, shall not perform any work covered by this Agreement, except for instruction, training and emergencies. This paragraph shall not be used as a basis for the purpose of avoiding the recall of bargaining unit workers for work they would normally perform.
A. The Company and Union are interested in the health
- 27 -and safety of employees while working with the Company. It is understood and agreed that it is necessary in the sophisticated farming practices of today that certain agricultural chemicals must be used for the control of pests and growth of the product. Company recognizes that use of certain chemicals may be injurious to farm workers. The use of such chemicals injurious to farm workers must be such so as not to cause injury to employees. Company agrees to make available to Union such records as will disclose the following:
B. The Company will comply with all applicable laws relating to the health and safety of farm workers and will not use banned chemicals such as, but not limited to, DDT, DDD, DDE, Aldrin and Dieldrin.
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C. No worker shall be required to work in any work situation which would immediately endanger his or her health or safety.
D. In accordance with law, there shall be adequate toilet facilities, separate for men and for women in the field readily accessible to workers, that will be maintained by the Company in a clean and sanitary manner.
E. Each place where there is work being performed shall be provided with suitable, cool, potable drinking water convenient to workers. Individual paper drinking cups shall be provided.
F. Tools and equipment and protective garments necessary to perform the work and/or to safeguard the health of or to prevent injury to a worker's person shall be provided, maintained, and paid for by the Company. Workers shall be responsible for returning all such equipment that was checked out to them, but shall not be responsible for breakage or normal wear and tear. Workers shall be charged actual cost for equipment that is not returned. Receipts for returned equipment shall be given to the worker by the Company.
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G. Adequate first aid supplied shall be provided and kept in clean and sanitary dust-proof containers.
H. When a worker who applies agricultural chemicals is on the Company payroll, one baseline cholinesterase test and other additional tests shall be taken on those workers so employed at Company's expense when organo-phosphates are used and, if requested, the results of said test(s) shall be given to an authorized Union representative.
I. Any violation of this ARTICLE shall be subject to the Expedited Grievance and Arbitration Procedure.
In the event the Company anticipates mechanization of any operation of the Company that will permanently displace workers, the Company, before commencing such mechanical operations, shall meet with the Union to discuss training of displaced workers to operate and maintain the new mechanical equipment, the placement of displaced workers in other jobs with the Company, the training of such workers for other jobs with the Company, or the placing of such workers on a preferential hiring list which the Company and Union will use in conjunction with ARTICLE 3, Hiring.
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The Company retains all rights of management including the following, unless they are limited by some other provision of this Agreement: to decide the nature of equipment, machinery, methods or processes used; to introduce new equipment, machinery, methods or processes and to change or discontinue existing equipment, machinery or processes; to determine the products to be produced, or the conduct of its business; to direct and supervise all of the employees, including the right to assign and transfer employees; to determine when overtime shall be worked and whether to require overtime.
The parties recognize the value and importance of the Union label. The parties wish to ensure that the public will not be defrauded by a misuse of the Union label. Therefore, the parties agree as follows:
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In the event a new or changed operation or new or changed classification is installed by the Company, the Company shall set the wage or piece rate in relation to the classification and rates of pay in Appendix "A" and shall notify the Union before such rate is put into effect. Whether or not the Union has agreed to the proposed rate, the Company may put the rate into effect after such notice. In the event such rate cannot be agreed upon mutually between the Union and the Company, the same shall be submitted to the grievance procedure, including arbitration, for determination, beginning at the Second Step. Any rate agreed upon or as determined by the arbitrator shall be effective from the installation of such new or changed operation.
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A. DAILY OVERTIME:
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B. NIGHT SHIFT PREMIUM
Night shift shall apply for Tractor Operators Class A and Class B who work a majority of their shift between the hours of 6:00 P.M. to 6:00 A.M. for which night shift, the worker shall be paid a premium of twenty-five cents (25¢) hour for all hours worked.
C. There shall be no pyramiding of overtime or night shift premium.
D. Mealtime breaks shall be one-half (½) hour and are not compensated for nor counted as hours worked under the provisions of this Agreement.
E. The lettuce ground crews shall not be required to work more than eight (8) hours, excluding one-half (½) hour for lunch in any one (1) day except in emergencies.
F. When a worker performs work in a higher rated job, he shall be paid at the higher rate for all time so worked but shall, in any event, not be paid such higher rate
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G. When a worker is working as a trainee for qualification for a higher rated job, he shall be paid for such training period at his regular rate of pay for a time period not to exceed twenty-eight (28) continuous calendar days.
H. Wage rates for specified job classifications are set forth in APPENDIX "A" attached hereto.
A. A worker who is required to report for work and does report and is furnished no work shall be paid at least four (4) hours at the worker's hourly rate of pay or the worker's average hourly piece rate earnings based on the preceding payroll week.
If workers commence work and they are furnished less than four (4) hours of work, hourly paid workers shall be paid at least four (4) hours that day at their hourly rate of pay, and piece-rate workers shall be paid the piece rate earned during the time worked and general field harvesting hourly rate for the remaining time up to four (4) hours that day.
This section shall not apply where work covered by
- 36 -this Agreement is delayed or cannot be carried out because of rain, frost, government condemnation of crop, or other causes beyond the control of the Company.
B. A worker shall be paid for all time he is required to remain on the job at the hourly rate. This shall not apply to piece-rate workers after they commence work.
C. Any call may be rescinded by notification to employees at least six (6) hours prior to the time scheduled for reporting to work.
Workers shall have paid rest periods of ten (10) minutes each, which insofar as practical, shall be in the middle of each continuous four (4) hour work period or major fraction thereof.
Vacation pay shall be granted to eligible workers who qualify for such vacations. Workers shall be eligible in the fiscal year following the first anniversary of continuous employment and annually thereafter for vacation pay
- 37 -and a one (1) week vacation, provided that in order to qualify for vacation pay the worker shall work the hours set forth below in the prior fiscal year. Vacation pay will be the percentage specified below of the worker's gross Company earnings in the qualifying fiscal year.
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The employee who has qualified for a vacation shall be allowed time off, with the consent of the Company, as specified herein with no loss of seniority.
Commencing January 30, 1977, and thereafter, a worker who has maintained his seniority for four (4) or more consecutive years shall receive double the above vacation benefits.
To make funeral arrangements and to attend the funeral of a member of the immediate family (father, mother, child, brother, sister, husband or wife, mother-in-law, or father-in-law), the worker who has worked for the Company at least five (5) days, including days off on excused absences, during the two (2) weeks preceding the week of the funeral will be paid what he would have earned had he been working for the Company, not to exceed three (3) days. The Company
- 38 -may require a death certificate or other evidence of death.
A. Commencing with the effective date of this Agreement, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Year's Day shall be paid holidays.
Holiday pay shall be the daily average pay earned during the payroll week immediately preceding the holiday.
B. To be eligible for a paid holiday not worked, a worker must work at least five (5) days during the two (2) payroll weeks immediately preceding the payroll week in which the holiday falls, and must work the scheduled workdays both immediately before and after the holiday.
If the next scheduled workday after the holiday is more than five (5) calendar days after the holiday, the requirement for work on the scheduled workday after the holiday shall not apply.
C. Any work performed on the above-listed holidays shall be paid for at the rate of one and one-half (1 ½) times the regular rate of pay and shall be in addition to the worker's regular earnings on that day.
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D. "Citizenship Participation Day" shall be designated as the first Sunday of June. All workers qualifying under "B" above shall receive holiday pay as provided herein.
Upon receipt of proper written authorization from the worker, the Company shall deduct from such worker's wages the pay received for Citizenship Participation Day and shall remit such sum to the Citizenship Participation Committee of the United Farm Workers, AFL-CIO, for allocation as designated by the worker.
E. The Union shall indemnify and hold the Company harmless from and against any and all claims, demands, suits, or other forms of liability that may arise out of or by reason of action taken by Company for the purpose of compliance with "D" above.
Workers who have worked at least five (5) days during the two (2) weeks preceding the week in which the following events occur shall receive the benefit of this ARTICLE. A worker will be paid jury duty or witness pay for testifying in any legal proceeding not between the parties for any days of work missed due to the performance of such
- 40 -service. Jury duty or witness pay is defined as the difference between the fees received by such worker for performing such service and what he would have received had he been working for the Company for each day of service. To receive pay under this ARTICLE the worker must provide Company with a copy or notice summoning him to appear and if so requested, documentary evidence of the amount of fees received for performing such service.
A. When Company-furnished transportation is available, workers using such transportation shall receive daily travel allowance based upon the following schedule from the place designated where the worker is told to report for the transportation and the job site:
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|65-89 road miles||1 hour each way|
|90-119 road miles||1 ½ hours each way|
|120 road miles & over||2 hours each way|
B. When Company-furnished transportation is not available and workers furnish their own transportation, they shall receive daily travel allowance as provided above.
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C. The travel allowance shall be paid at the worker's hourly or standby rate of pay. Any hours paid under this ARTICLE shall not be counted as hours worked for purposes of computing overtime hours; however, shall be counted as hours worked for all other purposes of this Agreement.
D. Travel allowance will be paid for the trip Salinas to King City: ½ hour each way.
A. Company shall keep full and accurate records, including total hours worked, piece-rate or incentive-rate records, total wages and total deductions. Workers shall be furnished a copy of the itemized deductions, hourly rates, hours worked and total wages each payday which shall include the worker piece-rate production records. The daily record of piece-rate production for crews paid on a crew basis shall be given to the appropriate Steward, upon request.
B. Union shall have the right, upon reasonable notice given to the Company, to examine time sheets, work production or other records that pertain to workers' compensation.
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The Company shall deduct Federal and State income tax in accordance with standard practices with scheduled deductions for workers agreeing in writing to such withholding. Such agreement shall be binding upon the worker during his employment with the Company for the balance of the calendar year and each calendar year thereafter, subject to his written revocation of his agreement prior to the start of each new calendar year.
Upon proper written authorization from a worker to the Company deductions as provided for in such authorization shall be made by the Company for the Farm Workers Credit Union, and such money and reports shall be forwarded on a monthly basis to that organization at Post Office Box 62, Keene, California 93531, or such other address as designated by the Administrator of the Fund.
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A. The Company shall, commencing June 1, 1978, contribute to the Robert F. Kennedy Farm Workers Medical Plan, Sixteen and One-half Cents ($.165) per hour for each hour worked for all workers covered by this Agreement. Contributions due shall be computed on the basis of Sixteen and One-half Cents ($.165) for every hour worked during the preceding monthly payroll period by every worker covered by the Agreement. Contributions due shall be deposited with such bank as designated by the Administrator of the Plan. Said deposits shall be made or mailed not later than the twentieth (20th) day of the month following the ending date of the previous month's payroll period beginning July 20, 1978. A summary report in accordance with Article 33 shall be remitted to Robert F. Kennedy Farm Workers Medical Plan, Post Office Box 92169, Los Angeles, California 90009, or such other address as designated by the Administrator of the Fund.
The Company shall contribute to the Juan De La Cruz Farm Workers Pension Fund, Fifteen Cents ($.15) per hour for each hour worked by all workers covered by this Agreement, commencing with the effective date of this Agreement.
The contributions to be made by Company pursuant
- 44 -to this Article 31 shall be deposited into and remain in an interest-bearing trust account until such time as a formal pension plan has been developed for farm workers by Union and the Internal Revenue Service has issued an advance determination that such plan meets the requirements of Part 1 of Subchapter D of Chapter 1 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954. Upon receipt of a copy of such advance determination, Company shall promptly take all actions required to be performed by it in order to cause such impounded contributions to be transmitted to the Plan Trustees.
In accordance with Article 33, the monies and a summary report shall be remitted to the Juan De La Cruz Farm Workers Pension Fund at Post Office Box 39122, San Francisco, California 94139, or such other address as designated by the Administrator of the Fund.
The Company shall, during the term of this Agreement, contribute to the Martin Luther King Fund Five Cents ($.05) per hour for each hour worked by all workers covered by this Agreement, commencing with the effective date of this Agreement. Expenditures or investments of contributions shall be solely restricted to those charitable and educational purposes for which federal tax exempt status has been granted to the Fund. The contributions shall not be expended to the detriment of the Company. The Martin Luther King Fund shall obtain and
- 45 -maintain federal tax exemption and all contributions by the Company to the Fund shall be deductible under the Internal Revenue Code.
In accordance with Article 33, the monies and a summary report shall be remitted to the Martin Luther King Fund, Post Office Box 80762, Los Angeles, California 90080 or such other address as designated by the Administrator of the Fund.
All contributions due hereunder on fringe benefit plans shall be computed on the preceding monthly payroll period for every worker covered by the Collective Bargaining Agreement. In conjunction therewith, a monthly summary report will be submitted on or before the twentieth (20th) of every month covering the preceding monthly payroll for which contributions for fringe benefits are due beginning July 20, 1978. The monthly summary report shall include the employees' names, Social Security numbers, total hours worked by workers, total number of workers and amount of contributions.
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A. Assignment of available camp housing shall be on a Company wide seniority basis. The Company agrees to maintain records on housing assignments and make such records available to the Union. There shall be no discrimination of assignments because of a worker's race, age, creed, color, religion, sex, political belief, national origin, language spoken or Union activity.
B. During the life of this Agreement, Company shall operate and maintain its camp housing in the same manner as before the execution of this Agreement. If the Company acquires additional housing, the rates to be charged shall be on a level not greater than current rates in the area for similar housing.
C. If any housing is condemned by any government authority, the Company shall not be required to furnish substitute housing. Nothing in this ARTICLE shall be construed as requiring the Company to supply or continue to supply housing for workers.
D. Camp boarding shall be operated on a non-profit basis.
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The Company will provide bulletin boards placed at such central locations as shall be mutually agreed, upon which the Union may post notices of Union business.
Company and the United Farm Workers of America, AFL-CIO, recognize that one of the most serious needs of farm workers, particularly migrant farm families, who help produce food for the nation, is adequate family housing. It is mutually agreed by Company and Union that they will cooperate to encourage direct governmental action at the Federal, State and County levels to plan, finance and construct public housing in important agricultural locations.
The parties understand and agree that subcontracting may be necessary and proper. Subcontracting may be necessary in areas such as land leveling, custom land work, precision planting, agricultural chemicals and where specialized equipment not owned by the Company is required, it is also understood and agreed that the Company shall not subcontract
- 48 -to the detriment of the Union or bargaining unit workers. The parties agree that in the application of this ARTICLE the following guidelines may be used:
It is recognized by Company and Union that various types of legal entities are used by growers and shippers in the agricultural industry, including partnership, joint venture, and other legal contractual arrangements, in the
- 49 -growing, packing, harvesting and selling of agricultural crops. Neither the Company nor the Union shall prevent the Company from entering into these legal arrangements by any of the provisions of this Agreement, nor will the Company subvert the Union by entering into these legal arrangements. In addition, and whenever it is possible for the Company to perform the work of weeding, thinning or hoeing, the Company will do so, it being the intent to provide jobs for bargaining unit workers.
In the event the Company enters into a partnership, joint venture, or other legal contractual relationship with a grower and/or shipper for the growing, packing, harvesting or selling of a crop, Union agrees not to interfere with or prevent in any manner the growing, packing, harvesting or selling of any of the crops in which Company may have such an interest; provided such partnership, joint venture or other legal contractual relationship was entered into by Company prior to any economic action by Union against any other party to the partnership, joint venture or other legal contractual relationship, and it is understood the filing of a petition under the Agricultural Labor Relations Act does not constitute interference under this paragraph.
The protections given by Union to Company under the provisions of this ARTICLE shall not be operative for a period in excess of the crop year or twelve (12) months,
- 50 -whichever is less, or in the event there are economic or other sanctions by the Union against any party to the partnership, joint venture or other legal contractual relationship at the time of entry thereof.
The Company shall provide the Union upon request, the exact locations of the Company's agricultural operations for use by Union representatives pursuant to ARTICLE 6 of this Agreement, Right of Access.
No provision or term of this Agreement may be amended, modified, changed, altered or waived except by written document executed by the parties hereto.
In the event any portion of this Agreement shall become ineffective as the result of any applicable local, state or federal law, only that portion of this Agreement so affected shall be ineffective; in no event shall the fact that a portion of this Agreement be not applicable or illegal
- 51 -in accordance with such laws render the remainder of this Agreement ineffective or work a termination.
This Agreement shall be binding upon and inure to the benefit of the parties and their successors and assigns. Successors and assigns for the purpose of this Article applies to a sale or other transfer of the business and ownership of the Company. A sale of assets, either in whole or in part, which does not involve continuation of the workers of the Company to operate such sold or transferred business or assets shall not be subject to the provisions of this Article.
By this Article, the parties seek to define contractual rights and do not waive any statutory rights.
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This Agreement shall be in full force and effect from June 7, 1978, to and including January 1, 1979. This Agreement shall automatically renew itself upon expiration of this Agreement unless either of the parties shall have given notice in writing to the other party sixty (60) days prior to the expiration, requesting negotiations for a new Agreement, together with thirty (30) days prior written notice to the State Conciliation Service. During this sixty (60) day period all terms and conditions of this Contract shall remain in full force and effect.
Executed this 7th day of June, 1978.
|UNITED FARM WORKERS OF
|ABATTI FARMS, INC. AND
ABATTI PRODUCE, INC.
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The classification covers general field harvesting and miscellaneous duties not otherwise covered by other wage classifications or new changed operations that may be subject to Article 18, New or Changed Operations.
Using the appropriate equipment and method, workers will remove excess plant growth in accordance with the instructions of the Company. Company shall not require the use of the short handled hoe.
Installs, moves and services the appropriate irrigation systems for the distribution of water to the farming operations as directed by the Company.
Precision planting, precision application of agricultural chemicals, precision boarder driving, motor grading in building roads and building ditches, and/or listing. Operator may be required to make minor equipment adjustments and routine maintenance on equipment.
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Includes all other tractor operations and equipment operators except for those activities listed in classification Tractor Driver A or other tractor driver classifications. When an employee is required to perform any task covered by a higher rated job, except for minor equipment adjustments and routine maintenance, during the course of a work day, he shall be paid at the rate of the higher rated job, for the time worked on such job on such day.
(a piecework operation) Retrieves onions previously taken from the ground and with hand scissors trims the crown and the roots from the bulb, thereafter placing the trimmed onion in bucket and then into stub sack.
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|General Field and Harvesting (Includes Cantaloupe Machine Harvesting)||$3.55||$3.70|
|Thin and Hoe||3.55||3.70|
|Tractor Driver A||4.375||4.525|
|Tractor Driver B||4.265||4.415|
|Listing Row Bonus Per Acre||.15||.20|
|Lettuce Conventional Ground Pack|
|2 ½ Dozen||.6175||.64|
|Hourly (Break Field)||$4.00|
|Pickers: Rate Per Foot (3 Feet High)||5.25|
|Pickers: Sunday Rate Per Foot||7.875|
|Sorters: Rate Per Day||40.00|
|Cut (Per Ton)||4.25|
|Pitch (Per Ton)||5.25|
|Onions (55 pound sack ¾ full)||.55|
|Rapini Per Pound||.10|
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DATE:_______ WKR. SOC. SEC. #__________ WKR. SEN. DATE:_______
In accordance with the provisions of Article 4 of the Agreement between Abatti Farms, Inc. and Abatti Produce, Inc. and the United Farm Workers of America, AFL-CIO, you are hereby given official notice of recall for reemployment as a ___________________.
It is anticipated that this work will begin on ___________________ and the estimated duration is approximately _____ working days.
The exact starting date is subject to change. You may obtain the exact starting date by telephoning the Company office at ___________ or the Union office at 357-6270.
Failure to report to work in response to this recall will result in your loss of seniority under Article 4, Section C-3.*in Spanish
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This Supplemental Agreement between Abatti Farms, Inc. and Abatti Produce, Inc. and the United Farm Workers of America, AFL-CIO, supplements and, as provided herein, modifies the Agreement between these parties.
A "fiscal year" under the provisions of Article 22, Vacations, of this Agreement shall be July 1 through June 30. Vacations shall be paid annually to those workers who qualify under the provisions of Article 22, Vacations, by the 20th of July, effective July 20, 1978.
If a worker is injured on the job to the extent that medical care is required and the worker is unable to return to work, the Company will pay the worker's wages for the day of the injury, based on his or her hourly rate, if the worker is an hourly paid worker, or at the crew's average hourly piece-rate earnings for the day of the injury, if the worker is a piece-rate worker. The Company may require a doctor's statement or other evidence of medical care received.
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Within thirty (30) days of the signing of this Agreement, the Company shall pay to all hourly workers, except irrigators, employed by the Company during the period from November 18, 1977 and the effective date of this Agreement the difference between the hourly rates paid to such workers during that period and the applicable wage rates in Appendix "A" Wages of this Agreement, not to exceed a total of $5,000.
In accordance with the Company's past practice, irrigators shall be paid by the hour at the rate set forth in Appendix "A" Wages of this Agreement for each and every hour on the job. Irrigators shall not be responsible for water after their release. If an irrigator works in excess of sixteen (16) consecutive hours, only the first sixteen (16) hours in a twenty-four (24) hour period shall count as hours worked for purposes of computation of benefit contributions under the provisions of Article 30, Robert F. Kennedy Farm Workers Medical Plan; Article 31, Juan De La Cruz Farm Workers Pension Fund; Article 32, Martin Luther King Fund; and under the qualifying provisions of Article 22, Vacations.
It is understood that in the application of Article 11, Leaves of Absence, Section C(4), leaves of absence for valid personal reasons shall be taken only with the consent of the Company.
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Payday shall normally be weekly on Friday.
The Company and Union acknowledge that the quality of field operations and produce is of utmost importance to the Company's reputation and ability to obtain a premium for its produce. Union agrees that it will make every effort to encourage high quality workmanship standards in the field through communication with the workers or through other measures mutually agreeable to Company and Union.
In the event the Company operates an hourly lettuce harvest crew, as it did during the 1977-1978 season, the Company shall continue its past practice with regard to paying extra hours to the hourly lettuce crew.
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The parties agree to seek a unit clarification from the Agricultural Labor Relations Board on the mechanics employed in the Company shop. In the event the ALRB determines that any or all of these employees are included in the bargaining unit, they shall be covered by all terms and conditions of this Agreement, and the parties agree to negotiate wages and applicable seniority provisions for these employees at the time of a Board determination. Wage rates negotiated for these workers shall be retroactive to the effective date of this Agreement.
In recognition of the past practice and custom of the tractor drivers and irrigators to meet daily at the Company shop to be informed of work assignments, it is agreed that the shop meeting site shall not trigger the pay guarantees set forth in Article 20, Reporting and Standby Time, of this Agreement.
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The Union and the Company agree to a termination date of January 1, 1979. However, if the Union has executed a contract with a later termination date with any produce company engaged in the growing and shipping of fresh vegetables in California or Arizona, the Company reserves the right to change to that date by giving written notice of its desire to exercise such right.
Any warning notices or "tickets" issued by the Company shall be considered to be automatically protested by the Union.
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Article 4, Seniority, of this Agreement is applicable to the Company to the extent that it does not differ or conflict with the provisions of this Supplemental Agreement. Wherever this Supplemental Agreement does differ or conflict with this Agreement, this Supplemental Agreement shall apply and will supercede this Agreement.
A. RECALL OF SENIORITY WORKERS For purposes of clarification of Article 4, Seniority, Section E, the following applies:
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B. The Company shall maintain a separate seniority list for each of the following:
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C. Where applicable, each worker shall have a seniority date with the Company, a seniority date within his or her commodity or crop operation, and a seniority date within his or her classification. The Master List shall be by date of hire with the Company and shall include all workers.
D. A break in seniority in one commodity operation shall not constitute a break in seniority in any other commodity operation. Each worker shall maintain seniority on each list separately until seniority is broken on that list.
E. Layoffs shall be in order of classification seniority with the worker having the least classification seniority being laid off first and the workers with the highest classification seniority being recalled first.
F. When a worker is promoted, he or she shall have a seniority date-of-entry in the new classification but retain his or her original Company seniority date for other purposes. A promoted worker shall retain his or her seniority date in his or her former classification for a period of thirty (30) days. At the end of this thirty (30) day period, the worker shall either establish a new seniority date from the day on which he or she entered the classification to which he or she is promoted, or return to his or her former classification with his or her original seniority date within that classification.
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G. Temporary vacancies, such as those created by a worker's short-term illness, injury or other temporary absence are not subject to posting as described in Article 4, Seniority, Section D. The Company shall, as far as possible, fill temporary vacancies on the basis of seniority.
H. A worker may request, and with the consent of the Company, be granted a layoff out of seniority order as work diminishes, provided there are sufficient workers to complete the work.
I. IRRIGATORS According to past practice, the Company shall rotate irrigation work among irrigators in order to provide approximately equal work opportunity to all irrigators.
J. LETTUCE HARVEST At the start of each operating season, workers shall be recalled in seniority order within each classification to fill the necessary number of crews. Workers who are recalled shall distribute themselves to the crews in which they have seniority. If more workers within a classification wish to be in a crew than can be accommodated, preference for crew shall be granted in classification seniority order. During the operating season, workers shall be called in classification seniority order to fill job openings.
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During and through the end of the operating season, available work shall be rotated among the steady crews to provide approximately equal work opportunity.
K. SENIORITY LISTS The parties will cooperate to formulate appropriate seniority lists within thirty (30) days of execution of this Agreement. The seniority list shall include the name of each worker, his Company seniority date, Social Security number and appropriate job or commodity classification and date. The seniority list for year-round workers shall be posted each three (3) months thereafter and the Company shall provide a copy to the local Union field office. The seniority list for each crop operation shall be posted for a period of two (2) weeks prior to the start of, and at the end of, each operation. The local Union field office shall be given a copy of said seniority lists at the time of posting.
Appeals concerning the accuracy of the lists may be made up to two (2) weeks after each posting is completed. If the dispute remains after two (2) weeks, any unresolved matters relating to the seniority lists may be submitted to the Expedited Arbitration Procedure.
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The parties acknowledge that the Company employs supervisors including foremen and subforemen who do some bargaining unit work. It is agreed that Article 13, Supervisors, shall be amended to add the following:
"The Company may continue its past practice whereby supervisors, including foremen and subforemen, may do bargaining unit work without being considered in the bargaining unit so long as the bargaining unit work done is not for the purpose of displacing agricultural workers and is less than four (4) hours work per day."
It is further agreed that, as in the past, members of the Abatti family may do bargaining unit work and shall not be covered by the terms of this Agreement; and that Company supervisor Larry Evers shall be exempt from the terms of this Agreement while baling hay.
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All Supplements and the Letter of Understanding have been executed on this 7th day of June, 1978.
|UNITED FARM WORKERS OF AMERICA, AFL-CIO,||ABATTI FARMS, INC. AND ABATTI PRODUCE, INC.|
|BY ________________________||BY ________________________|
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WHEREAS, the undersigned has executed a Collective Bargaining Agreement with the United Farm Workers of America, AFL-CIO, whereby it agreed to contribute to the Robert F. Kennedy Farm Workers Medical Plan SIXTEEN AND ONE HALF cents per hour, effective June 1, 1978, for each and every hour worked by each and every worker covered by said Agreement; and
WHEREAS, the Robert F. Kennedy Farm Workers Medical Plan is the formal name of the health plan established by the Trustees under that certain instrument dated September 17, 1968 entitled "Agricultural Employers and Farm Workers Health and Welfare Fund Agreement and Declaration of Trust" (as amended and reinstated December 5, 1975) (hereinafter referred to as the "Trust Instrument"); and
WHEREAS, the undersigned is an "Employer" within the meaning of Article 1, Section 2 of said Trust Instrument and has executed a "Collective Bargaining Agreement" within the meaning of Article 1, Section 1(b) of said Trust Instrument; and
WHEREAS, the undersigned, now a "Non-Member Employer" within the meaning of Article 1X of said Trust Instrument, desires to become a party to said Trust Instrument as provided in, and in accordance with, Section 1 of said Article 1X of same, and to enjoy all of the rights and benefits of an "Employer" thereunder.
NOW, THEREFORE, the undersigned, in executing this acceptance instrument, does hereby signify full and complete acceptance of each and every term, condition, provision and obligation contained in said Trust Instrument, and does hereby acknowledge receipt of a copy of said Trust Instrument, as amended from time to time by the Trustees thereunder. In executing this instrument, and thereby subscribing to the Trust Instrument, the undersigned acknowledges that it assumes and becomes bound by all of the obligations imposed by said Trust Instrument, becomes entitled to all of the rights of, and benefits to, an Employer thereunder, and is otherwise subject to said Trust Instrument in all respects as a party thereto and as fully as if the undersigned had been an original party signatory to same.
|Dated: June 7, 1978||ABATTI FARMS, INC. AND
ABATTI PRODUCE, INC.
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WHEREAS, the undersigned has executed a Collective Bargaining Agreement with the United Farm Workers of America, AFL-CIO, whereby it agreed to contribute to the Juan De La Cruz Farm Workers Pension Fund fifteen cents (15¢) per hour, effective June 4, 1978 for each and every hour worked by each and every worker covered by said Agreement; and
WHEREAS, the Juan De La Cruz Farm Workers Pension Fund is the formal name of the trust fund established and maintained by the Trustees under that certain instrument, dated August 19, 1975, entitled "Juan De La Cruz Farm Workers Pension Fund Declaration of Trust" (hereinafter referred to as the "Trust Instrument"); and
WHEREAS, the undersigned is an "Employer" within the meaning of Article I, Section 2 of said Trust Instrument and has executed a "Collective Bargaining Agreement" within the meaning of Article I, Section I (b) of said Trust Instrument; and
WHEREAS, the undersigned not now a party to said Trust Instrument, desires to become a party to said Trust Instrument as provided in, and in accordance with, Section I of Article IX of same, and to enjoy all of the rights and benefits of an "Employer" thereunder.
NOW, THEREFORE, the undersigned, in executing this acceptance instrument, does hereby signify full and complete acceptance of each and every term, condition, provision and obligation contained in said Trust Instrument, and does hereby acknowledge receipt of a copy of said Trust Instrument, as amended from time to time by the Trustees thereunder. In executing this Instrument, and thereby subscribing to the Trust Instrument, the undersigned acknowledges that it assumes and becomes bound by all of the obligations imposed by said Trust Instrument, becomes entitled to all of the rights of, and benefits to, an Employer thereunder, and is otherwise subject to said Trust Instrument in all respects as a party thereto and as fully as if the undersigned had been an original party signatory to same.
|Date[:] June 7, 1978||ABATTI FARMS, INC. AND
ABATTI PRODUCE, INC.
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WHEREAS, the undersigned has executed a collective bargaining Agreement with the United Farm Workers of America, AFL-CIO, whereby it agreed to contribute to the Martin Luther King, Farm Workers Fund five cents ( 5¢) per hour, effective June 4, 1978, to and including January 1, 1979 for each and every hour worked by each and every worker covered by said Agreement; and
WHEREAS, the Martin Luther King Farm Workers Fund is the formal name of the Trust Fund established by the Trustees under that certain document dated December 18, 1973, and entitled "Agreement and Declaration of Trust" (hereinafter referred to as the "Trust Instrument"); and
WHEREAS, the undersigned desires to become a party to said Trust Instrument as provided in Section I of Article VIII of the By-Laws of the Martin Luther King Farm Workers Fund;
NOW, THEREFORE, the undersigned, in executing this instrument does hereby signify full and complete acceptance of each and every term, condition, provision and obligation contained in said Trust Instrument. In executing this instrument, and thereby subscribing to the Trust Instrument, the undersigned acknowledges that it assumes and becomes bound by all of the terms and provisions of said Trust Instrument and is otherwise subject to said Trust Instrument in all respects as fully as if the undersigned had been an original party signatory to same.
|Date[:] June 7, 1978||ABATTI FARMS, INC. AND
ABATTI PRODUCE, INC.
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Abatti Farms, Inc., and Abatti Produce, Inc., (herein referred to as "Abatti") and the United Farm Workers of America, AFL-CIO (herein referred to as "the UFW") by and through their counsel do hereby stipulate and agree as follows:
Executed this 7th day of June, 1978.
|ABATTI FARMS, INC. and
ABATTI PRODUCE, INC.
|UNITED FARM WORKERS OF
|By: ___________________||By: ___________________|
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THIS AGREEMENT, made and entered into as of July 5, 1972, by and between ALMADEN VINEYARDS, INC., E & J GALLO WINERY RANCH, MONT LA SALLE VINEYARDS, NOVITIATE OF LOS GATOS, and A. PERELLI-MINETTI AND SONS,
WHEREAS, the above-named Employers and DI GIORGIO FRUIT CORPORATION have heretofore executed Employers' Memorandum of Agreement dated September 17, 1968, and said Employers have also executed a certain instrument dated September 17, 1968, entitled "Agricultural Employers and Farm Workers Health and Welfare Fund Agreement and Declaration of Trust," which said Agreement and Declaration of Trust was agreed to after numerous meetings between representatives of said Employers and representatives of United Farm Workers Organizing Committee, AFL-CIO; and
WHEREAS, DI GIORGIO FRUIT CORPORATION no longer employs farm workers eligible for benefits provided by said Agreement and Declaration of Trust and it is necessary to amend said Employers' Memorandum of Agreement to eliminate DI GIORGIO FRUIT CORPORATION as a party thereto and to make further provision for appointment of Employer Trustees; and
WHEREAS, paragraph 6 of said Employers' Memorandum of Agreement provides for such amendment; and
WHEREAS, other entities employing farm workers have heretofore applied for and have been granted benefits provided by the said Agreement and Declaration of Trust for their said employees and it is likely that still other such entities will make applications for said benefits for their said farm worker employees in the future; and
WHEREAS, it is necessary and desirable that some of such future applicants be so included within said Agreement and Declaration of trust,
NOW, THEREFORE, in conformity with the provisions of paragraph 6 of said Employers' Memorandum of Agreement, said Agreement is hereby amended so that, as amended, said Agreement shall be entitled "Employers' Memorandum of Agreement, As Amended" hereinafter referred to as "Amended Memorandum" and shall supersede said Employers' Memorandum of Agreement dated September 17, 1968, and shall read as follows:
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IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the parties have executed this Amended Memorandum as of the day and year first above mentioned.
|ALMADEN VINEYARDS, INC.
|E & J GALLO WINERY RANCH
|MONT LA SALLE VINEYARDS
|NOVITIATE OF LOS GATOS
|A. PERELLI-MINETTI AND SONS
In consideration of participation in the benefits provided for in that certain document dated September 17, 1968 and entitled "Agricultural Employers and Farm Workers Health and Welfare Fund Agreement and Declaration of Trust,' I agree, on behalf of the Employer named below, that said Employer shall be bound by the conditions and provisions set out in the foregoing Employers' Memorandum of Agreement, As Amended.
Dated: June 7, 1978
|ABATTI FARMS, INC. AND
ABATTI PRODUCE, INC.