Par. 1. The following shall be designated as paid holidays: New Year's Day, Memorial Day,
Independence Day, Labor Day, Veterans’ Day, Thanksgiving Day, the Friday after Thanksgiving
Day and Christmas Day.
Par. 2. In addition, each local may retain established unpaid holidays already agreed upon by past
procedure or observed by local building trades councils or declared by State or National
Governments. Any new Federal holidays such as President's Day and Columbus Day are not to be
considered as paid or unpaid holidays unless previously celebrated by the parties to this
Par. 3. To be eligible for a paid holiday, an employee must have been on the Company's payroll
within the calendar week, Sunday to Saturday inclusive, previous to the week in which the holiday
occurs. "On the payroll" means that an employee must have performed actual work or have been
on an authorized paid vacation. If an employee desires to extend his vacation beyond the earned
paid vacation period, such extension of that time shall not be considered as "on the payroll."
Par. 4. The holiday provisions of this Article shall apply to all Elevator Constructor Mechanics,
Elevator Constructor Helpers, Elevator Constructor Apprentices and Elevator Constructor
Assistant Mechanics engaged in construction, repair, modernization and contract service work as
defined and covered in this Agreement.
Par. 5. Eligible employees shall be paid for the regular workday and the paid holidays enumerated
in Par. 1 at the regular straight time rate of the classification worked prior to the observance of the
holiday. The rate of pay for all work performed on paid holidays shall be at the double time rate
in addition to the holiday pay. Any unpaid holidays observed as provided in Par. 2 shall be without
pay, but if worked shall be double time rate.
Par. 6. When a paid holiday falls on Saturday, it shall be observed on Friday. When a paid holiday
falls on Sunday, it shall be observed on Monday.
Par. 7. The Company shall not lay off or terminate an employee to circumvent holiday pay as
Par. 8. Employees who work on a holiday that falls on a Saturday or Sunday and that holiday is
observed on a Friday or Monday, respectively, shall be paid at the specified overtime rates for
work performed on Saturdays or Sundays. (i.e., if July 4th falls on Saturday it will be celebrated
on Friday, July 3rd. Work performed on July 3rd will be double time (2X) and work performed on
July 4th will be paid at the specified overtime rate).