Duke Contract 2017-2022 - LOCAL UNION 1347 - Cincinnati, OH


AgreementbetweenDuke Energy Ohio, Inc.andDuke Energy Kentucky, Inc.andLocal Union 1347International Brotherhoodof Electrical WorkersAffiliated withAFL-CIO2017-2022

GENERAL INDEXPagePageAbsenceDeath in Family . 24Illness . 15-16Industrial Accidents . 17Jury Duty . 1, 24Leave of Absence . 9, 13Military Service . 8-9, 14, 26System Service andSeniority . 7-10Union Officers . 9Testifying for Company . 24Accidents - Investigation of . 26-27Advancements - Temporary . 11, 26Advance Notice Layoff. 5, 10Agreement - Term of . 1-2Amendments to Agreement . 2Arbitration Procedure . 7Assignments, Temporary To Higher Pay . 26Automatic Cancellation ofUnion Security Clause . 3Planned Overtime . 21Union Security Clause, Automatic . 3Changes in Agreement. . 1-2Change of Schedule - Temporary . 19Check Off of Union Dues andService Charges . 3-4Christmas Day - Work on . 20, 22, 36ClassificationCommittees . 30-31Of Employees . 11-12Classified Seniority . 8-12Coercion - By Company . .4-5Coercion - By Union . .4-5Compensation ForDeath in Family . 24Grievance Meeting . 7Holidays . 20-21Holidays within Vacations . 14Inclement Weather . 23Industrial Accidents . 17Jury Duty . 1, 24Meals . 21-23Scheduled Off Days . 18Sick Leave . 15-16Temporary Assignments . 26Temporary Demotions . 26Temporary Promotions . 25-26Testifying For Company . 24Travel . 20-23Union's Job Evaluation AdvisoryCommittee . 30-31Vacations . 12-14Condition of ContinuedEmployment. . 3-4Consecutive Off-Days . 18Continuity ofWork . 1-2Contracting Work . 25Cross Bidding BetweenDivisions . .1, 10Crossing of Picket Lines . .4-5ABBargaining UnitDescription and Recognition of. . 1Basic Health Care . 32Bidding, Cross - Between Divisions . 1,. 10Bulletin BoardsOvertime Lists . 19Posting Job Vacancies . 11-12Posting of Union Notices . 25Business Manager, Premise Rights. 24CCall-Out Pay . 20-21Cancellation ofCall-Out Overtime . 21

GENERAL INDEXPageDDay, Basic Work . 17-18DayWorkers . 17-18Scheduled Work Day . 17-18Basic Work Week . 17-18Death in Family . 24Deceased Employees Vacation . 13Decision of Arbitrator . 7Deduction of Union Dues orService Charges . 3-4DemotionsOn basis Classified Seniority. 5, 10-11Reduction in Forces . 5, 10Rights of Management. . 5Dental Insurance . 32Department Stewards . 5-6, 27Departmental and DivisionalWorking Rules . 35-42Description of Bargaining Unit . I, 3Determination of Equal Seniority . 10Differential - Shift. . 30Discharge or DismissalOf Employees . 2, 4Rights of Management. . 5Discipline of Employees . 2, 4Discrimination - By Company . 3-4Discrimination - By Union . 3-4Diversity Day . 15DivisionOf Overtime . 19Of the Company . 8Seniority . 7-8Double TimeEmergency Work . 18-19Excess of 16 Consecutive Hours . 19Holidays - Excess of 8 Hours . 20Second Scheduled Off-Day 18, 21, 33Dues or Service Charges, Collection 3-4Duration of Agreement. . 1-2PageEElections - Voting . 23EmployeesCovered by Agreement. . I, 3Probationary . !, 10, 12-13Regular . 3, 4, 12-13Surplus . 17Transfer, Starting Jobs . 11EmploymentCondition of Continued . 3-4Guaranteed . 25Probationary . I, 10, 12-13Temporary . 12Equal Seniority - Determination of. . 10Equipment Furnished - Safety . 25ExaminationsMedical . 13-14, 27For New Positions . 25Extension of Agreement . 1-2FFixed Shift Worker . 17-18Schedule Work Day . 18Scheduled Work Week . 17-20Foremen or Supervisory Employees Representation of. . 2Foremen's Duties - Restriction on . 3GGrievance Committee . 6Grievance Procedure . 6-7Group Life Insurance . 32Military Service . 26GuaranteedEmployment. . 25Work Week . 25

GENERAL INDEXPagePageHHeadquartersChanging of . 23Healthcare . 3 2Post-Retirement . 31Holidays . 20-21Pay . 20-21Within Vacations . 14Hospital Insurance . 32Hours ofWork . 17-18LLabor Day - Work on . 20, 22, 36Laid Off Employees - Rehiring of. . 10Layoffs - Advance Notice ofOr Demotions in ClassifiedSeniority . .10-11Promotions, Demotionsand Transfers . 5, 10Leave of AbsenceMilitary Duty . 8, 9, 14, 26System Service and Seniority . 7-9, 26Union Duties . 9Life Insurance - Group . 32Light Duty - Return from Illness . 16Limitations on Sick Leave . 15-16Lists - Seniority . 8Lockout . 1-2, 7Long Term Disability . 16Loss of Seniority . 8-9IIllness . 15-17Inclement Weather . 23Income - Retirement . 31Increasing Forces . 10Industrial Accident Compensation Supplemental . 17Injuries - Employees Returning toWork- Light Duty . 16InsuranceDental . 32Group Life . 32Hospital/Medical. . 32Interruption or Pyramiding Benefits . 33Investigation of Accidents . 26-27JJob Classification and Evaluation. 30-31Job Description Equivalent Qualification . 12Jobs Open Notices - Posting of. . 11-12Jobs Outside the Bargaining Unit Promotions to . 9Job Site Reporting . 23Jurisdiction Over Wark . 3Jury Duty . 1, 24MMaintenance of Membership . 3Management of Membershipand Rights . 5Meal Compensation . 21-23Medical Examinations . 13, 14, 27Medical Insurance Rate . 32Membership - Union Status . 3-4Military ServiceGroup Life Insurance . 26Seniority . 8-9Vacations . 14Modified Shift Worker . 17-19Scheduled Work Day . .17-19Scheduled Work Week . 17-19Multiple Posting . 11-12, 41

GENERAL INDEXPageNNew Employees . 1, 10-12No Strike Clause . 2-40Off-Days - Consecutive . 18Open Positions - Posting of . I 0-12Outside Contractors - Equipment . 25OvertimeCall-Out Pay . 20-21Division of . 19Planned . 19, 21Planned Outages . 23Time Off in Lieu of. . 19Work - Compensation . 18- I 9pPay Day . 22Pay for (see Compensation for)Payroll Deductions for Duesand Service Charges . 3-4Period of Agreement and ProvisionsFor Arbitration at End ofAgreement. . 1-2Personal Day . 14- I 5Picketing . 4, 5Picket Lines - Crossing of. . 5Planned Overtime . 19, 21Planned Outages . 23Posting ofNotices - Jobs Open . 10-12Seniority Lists . 8Premise Rights - Business Manager . 24Premium Pay . 18-20Probationary Employees . 1, 10, 12, 13Procedures - New or RevisedWark Methods . 5PromotionsPageClassified Seniority . 10-12Temporary . 26Waiver of . 11Within and Outside the BargainingUnit . 10Pyramiding or Interruption ofBenefits . 33RRatification by Membership . 1-2Recognitionof Union . IShift Work and Weekend Work . 19Red-Circle . 16-17Reduction in Forces . 5, 10Regular (Present) Employees Maintenance of Membership . 3Regular Work Week . 17-19Rehiring of Laid Off Employees . 10Reinstatement of Union SecurityClause . 4Representation of Foreman orSupervisory Employees . 2Restrictions on Foremen's Duties . 3Resultant Promotions . 11-12Retirement Income Plan . 31Retirement Savings Plan . 33Retiring Employees' Vacation . 14Retrogression . I 6-17Return from Sick Leave . 15-17Returning Military ServiceClassified Seniority . 8-9Employee's Vacation . 14Return to Bargaining Unit . 10Rights & Responsibilities,Management . 5Rotating Shift Worker . 17-19Scheduled Work Day . 18Scheduled Work Week . 17-19

GENERAL INDEXPagePageSafetyAdvisory Committee . 26-27Devices . 26Scheduled Work DayDay Workers . 17-19Shift Workers . 17-19Training . 20Scheduled Work WeekDay Workers . 17-19Shift Workers . 17-19Second Scheduled Off-DayPremium Pay . 18-20Security - Union . 3-4SeniorityClassified . 8-12Division . 7-8Lists . 8Loss of . 8-9Military Leave ofAbsence . 8-9, 14, 26Transfer Between Stations . 8Service Charges or Dues Collection of . 4Service - System . 8-9Loss of . 9Shift Differential . 30Shift Worker . 17-19Shift Worker's Scheduled WorkDay . 17-19Shift Worker's Scheduled WorkWeek . 17-19Short Term Disability . 15-16Stewards - Union . 2,7Straight Shift Worker. . 17-19Scheduled Work Day . 17-19Scheduled Work Week . 17-19Strikes . 2, 4During Arbitration . 1-2Successorship . 33Sunday Premium . 30Supervisors and ForemenRepresentation of . 2Surgical and In-HospitalMedical Insurance . 32Surplus Employees . 17System Service . 8-9sTTemporary Advancements Higher Classifications . 26Planned Overtime . 19, 21Temporary Change of Schedule . 19Temporary Employee . 12Testifying for Company . 24Thanksgiving Day - Work on . 22, 36TimeAgreement Effective . 1Off for Voting . 23Off in Lieu of Overtime . 19Tools, 1" & above - Fleet Services . 42Training Schedules . 20Transfers . 5, 10, 11Transportation, Meals andLodging . 22-23Travel Pay . 21-23uUnion Discrimination . .4-5Union Duties - Leave of Absence . 9Union Membership Status . 3-4Union Security Clause . .4-5VVacationDates . 12-14Deceased Employee . 13Employees Leaving Company . 14

GENERAL INDEXPageIllness or Injury During . 14Including Holiday . 14Normal Vacation Period . 13One Day at a Time . 13Pay . 12-14Qualify for . 12-13Retiring Employees . 14Returning Military ServiceEmployees . 14Voluntary Arbitration . 1-2Voting - Elections . 23wWage Rates . 28, 29Waiting Period - Sick Leave . 15, 16Weather Conditions . 23Willingness and Intention to JoinUnion- Voluntary . 3-4Withdrawal ofMembershipProvisions . 4WorkContinuity of. . 2, 22, 23Contracting of . 25In Classification . 3Jurisdiction of . 3On Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day andChristmas Day . 22Stoppage . 1, 2Stoppage - During Arbitration . 1, 2Upon Return from Sick Leave . 16-17Wark Methods and Procedures New or Revised . 5Work WeekFor Payroll Purposes . 18Regular. . 17, 18Scheduled . 17,18Work Vacations . 14Workers - Day and Shift. . 17, 18Working Foreman . 2, 35, 36PageEXHIBIT AWorking Rules . 35-43Regulated Generation . 35-36Mid West Field Operations . 36-41Operators . .36Substation . 36-37Test & Relay/Field Services . 37-38Midwest Field OperationsGeneral Work Rules . 38-41Electric Trouble . 39Electric Meter . 39Overhead Transmission &Distribution Construction . 40Underground Cable &Equipment . 40-41Service Division . 41Power Delivery Warehouses . 41Generation Supply Chain . 41-42Fleet Services . 42Gas Operations Supply Chain . .42APPENDIXHistorical Sidebar Letters 1973 - 2022

MEMORANDUM OF AGREEMENTThis Agreement is made and entered into by and between Duke Energy Ohio, Inc. andDuke Energy Kentucky, Inc., hereinafter referred to as the "Company," and Local Union 1347 ofThe International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, AFL-CIO, referred to hereinafter as the"Union."The Company and the Union recognize that in order for the parties to meet the challengeof competition, the need for long term prosperity and growth, and establish employmentsecurity, each must be committed to a cooperative labor management relationship that extendsfrom the bargaining unit members to the executive employees. The Company and the Unionagree that employees at all levels of the Company must be involved in the decision makingprocess and provide their input, commitment, and cooperation to improving productivity andhelping the Company become the lowest cost producer and highest quality provider of energyservice.ARTICLE ISection 1. (a) The Company recognizes the Union, during the term of this Agreement, as A-22the sole and exclusive representative of the employees in the bargaining unit defined as "TheElectrical Workers Unit" by the National Labor Relations Board in its Decision and Direction ofElection dated August 12, 1944, for the purpose of collective bargaining with respect to rates ofpay, wages, hours of employment and other conditions of employment.(b) All new employees shall be classified as probationary employees for a period of one (1)year. Employees with six months or more of continuous service are eligible to receivesupplemental industrial accident compensation, supplemental jury duty pay and will be entitled tobidding rights to other job classifications. Further, probationary employees shall have no recourseto the grievance procedure as set forth in Article II, Section 1 for the first six (6) months of theprobationary period. However, after serving six (6) months of the probationary period, probationaryemployees will have recourse to the grievance procedure for any non-discipline related grievances.Section 2. (a) This Agreement and the provisions thereof shall take effect on April 1, 2017and shall be binding on the respective parties hereto until April 1, 2022 and from year to yearthereafter unless changed by the parties.(b) Either of the parties hereto desiring to change any section or sections of this Agreementand/or to terminate this Agreement shall notify the other party in writing of that intention at leastsixty (60) days prior to April 1, 2022 or any subsequent anniversary date. If neither party givessuch notice the Agreement shall continue from year to year. If such notice is given by either partythe Agreement shall be open for consideration of the change or changes desired. Within fifteen(15) days from the date the first notice of intention to change is given by either party to the other,but not later than thirty (30) days prior to April 1, 2022 conferences shall commence for thepurpose of considering the proposed changes. At the first such conference, each party will submitits proposed changes, in writing, to the other party.(c) In case of failure to reach an agreement on the changes desired by either or bothparties, within a period of thirty (30) days following commencement of conferences, but in no eventlater than the renewal date of this Agreement, the changes shall be referred to arbitration asprovided for in Article II, Section 2 hereof. Either party desiring to avail itself of arbitration in this1

case shall notify the other party in writing of its desire to arbitrate and at the same time name itsarbitrator. The parties mutually agree that there shall be no strikes, work stoppages, slowdowns orlockouts pending the decision of the arbitrators. The provisions of this paragraph shall not apply inthe event either party gives written notice to the other party at least sixty (60) days prior to April 1,2022, of its desire to terminate the Agreement on April 1, 2022, if there remains at that time issueswhich the parties are unable to resolve.(d) In the event agreement is reached on or before March 31, the 2017 - 2022 Agreementwill be extended for a mutually agreed number of calendar days. The Union shall have one-half ofthe mutually agreed number of calendar days immediately following the date an agreement isreached in which to submit the Agreement to its membership for ratification and in case of failure toratify, in order that the Company shall have the remaining one-half of the mutually agreed numberof calendar days as notice before a strike or work stoppage commences. Providing the mutuallysatisfactory Agreement is ratified by the membership within the first one-half of the mutually agreednumber of days following the date an agreement is reached, such Agreement will be maderetroactive to the 31st day of March.(e) It is agreed that this Agreement may be amended or added to at any time by writtenconsent of both parties hereto.Section 3. The Union agrees not to admit to membership or permit to retain membership forcollective bargaining purposes any foreman or supervisory employee of the Company who is notemployed in a classification within the unit now represented by the Union.Section 4. (a) It is expressly understood and agreed that the services to be performed bythe employees covered by this Agreement pertain to and are essential to the operation of a publicutility and to the welfare of the public dependent thereon and in consideration thereof, as long asthis Agreement and conditions herein be kept and performed by the Company, the Union agreesthat under no conditions and in no event, whatsoever, will the employees covered by thisAgreement, or any of them, be called upon or permitted to cease or abstain from the continuousperformance of the duties pertaining to the positions held by them under this Agreement. TheCompany agrees on its part to do nothing to provoke interruptions of or prevent such continuity ofperformance of said employees, insofar as such performance is required in the normal and usualoperation of the Company's property and that any difference that may arise between the abovementioned parties shall be settled in the manner herein provided.(b) The Company agrees that it will not attempt to hold Local Union 1347 of the InternationalBrotherhood of Electrical Workers, financially responsible or institute legal proceedings against theUnion because of a strike, slowdown or work stoppage not authorized, abetted or condoned by theUnion. The Union agrees that any employee or employees who agitate, encourage, abet, lead orengage in such a strike, work stoppage, slowdown or other interference with the operations of theCompany shall be subject to such disciplinary action as the Company may deem suitable,including discharge, without recourse to any other provision or provisions of the Agreement now ineffect.2

Section 5. (a) This Agreement covers all work done for the Company, including workperformed by Duke Energy Shared Services, Inc., by the employees of the occupationalclassifications in the unit defined as ''The Electrical Workers Unit"-by the National Labor RelationsBoard Order dated August 12, 1944, which is covered by this Agreement. The unit so defined shallretain jurisdiction over such work as was normally performed by it prior to March 31, 1945, butsuch jurisdiction shall not be expanded except by mutual agreement of the parties hereto orthrough due process under the National Labor Relations Act.Employees other than those covered by this Agreement shall continue to perform worknormally performed by them prior to March 31, 1945, except where mutually agreed upon inspecific instances as itemized in Departmental Rules of this Agreement.(b) Except in case of emergency, work regularly done by employees in a classification shallbe restricted to such work as is normally assigned to that classification, or work of a basicallysimilar nature.(c) Foremen's duties shall be restricted to direct supervision except in cases of emergency,for such incidental work as may occasionally be required or as may be otherwise outlined in theDepartmental Work Rules.Section 6. The Company and the Union agree to meet and deal with each other throughtheir duly accredited representatives on matters relating to hours, wages and other conditions ofemployment of the employees of the Company covered by this Agreement.Section 7. Respecting the subject of "Union Security," the parties mutually agree as follows:(a) To the extent permitted by State law, all regular employees of the Company as of theratification of this Agreement, who are not members of the Union shall not be required as acondition of their continued employment to join the Union. However, after April 1, 2017, all regularemployees of the Company within the bargaining unit represented by the Union who are membersof the Union, and who are not more than six months in the arrears with dues, or who may becomemembers of the Union, shall be required as a condition of their continued employment to maintaintheir membership in the Union in good standing, unless prohibited by State law, and subject to theannual ten day escape period hereinafter described.(b) The Union agrees that neither it nor any of its officers or members will intimidate orcoerce any of the employees of the Company to join or become members of the Union, nor willsaid Union or any of its officers or members unfairly deprive any employee within the bargainingunit represented by the Union of union membership or of any opportunity to obtain unionmembership if said employee so desires. In this connection the Company agrees that it will notdiscriminate against any employee on account of activities or decisions in connection with theUnion except as the same may become necessary on the part of the Company to carry out itsobligations to the Union under this Agreement.(c) If a dispute arises as to the actual union status of any employee at any time as towhether or not the employee has been unfairly deprived of or denied union membership, thedispute shall be subject to arbitration, in accordance with the arbitration provisions of Article II,Section 2 of this Agreement.(d) To the extent permited by State law, within thirty-one (31) days after the date of hire, allemployees who are not members of the Union, except those employees mentioned in subsection(i) of this section, shall be required as a condition of continued employment, unless prohibited by3

State law, to pay to the Union each month a service charge as a contribution toward theadministration of this Agreement in an amount equal to the monthly dues uniformly required by theUnion Members. Such contributions shall be checked off upon proper written authority executedby the employee and remitted to the Union in the same manner as the dues of members.(e) The Company agrees to dismiss any employee at the written request of the Union fornon-payment of union dues or service charges or to discipline employees represented by theUnion in the manner herein provided for violation of this Agreement, if requested to do so in writingby the Union. Nothing in this clause, however, shall be construed so as to require the Company todismiss or discipline any employee in violation of any state or federal law.(f) The Union agrees that any present or future employee who is now or may become amember of the Union may withdraw from membership in the Union, to the extent permitted by law,between September 21st and September 30 inclusive of each year, by giving notice in writing tothe Labor Relations Department of the Company. After such withdrawal an employee shall not berequired to rejoin the Union as a condition of continued employment.(g) The Company agrees that after proper individual authorizations by means of writtenindividual assignments in a form mutually agreeable to both parties to deduct Union dues andservice charges, and the original initiation fee from members' pay. This deduction shall be madeonce each month and shall be forwarded within seven calendar days to the authorized agent of theUnion.(h) The Union shall indemnify and hold the Company harmless against any and all claims,demands, suits or other form of liability that may arise out of or by reason of any action taken or nottaken by the Company for purposes of complying with the provisions of this Section 7.C(i) The U

Duke Energy Kentucky, Inc., hereinafter referred to as the "Company," and Local Union 1347 of The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, AFL-CIO, referred to hereinafter as the "Union." The Company and the Union recognize that in order for the parties to meet the challenge of competition, the need for long term prosperity and growth .