|Animal Care departments at various campuses are juggling schedules of animal technicians so that they do not have to pay them for any overtime when they come to work on weekends and holidays. Our contract, TX/RX Article 13, states that regular work schedules are 8 hours a day and 5 hours a week.
Employees may request alternative work schedules by the procedure described in the same contract article, but management does not have the right to impose another schedule. UPTE-CWA will be challenging schedules where employees’ hours are shortened during the week so that when they are forced to work on the weekend, they get no overtime. Contact your UPTE-CWA stewards for more information or questions.