Monday, December 23, 2019
Enjoy a Paid Vacation? Thank a Union
In the 1930’s, the Labor Department organized a committee to look into why there wasn’t a federally mandated policy, especially when 30 countries were then offering some policy protecting the right of paid vacations. Unfortunately no legislation was made at that time.
When unions expanded in the mid-1930’s, vacation coverage for hourly employees had grown to 50%. A 1943 report submitted to then Secretary of Labor Perkins revealed that nearly 8 million workers, or 60% of those under union agreements, were entitled to paid vacation, up from just 2 million in 1940!
In a little more than two weeks (January 10th) the Company will begin the process of annual vacation buybacks.
For more information on accrued vacation days on the AVA summary page go to:
Crew Portal – Monthly Bids – Vacation