Employees in editorial were surprised to get a memo informing them that they were now going to work a “hybrid” week.
Some days they might work more than 7.5 hours, some days they might work less. In this way, the Company could avoid paying overtime.
There is only one problem with this, and it’s a big one. The contract specifies under Section 26.B., Page 50, that a work day is 7.5 hours with an hour for lunch. There are exceptions if you’re working a four-day work week or part of a job share, but the Company doesn’t have the right to unilaterally impose such a thing.
And, no, once again the Company did not talk to the Guild before issuing such a memo. Sadly, that’s par for the course these days. We’ll bring it up at bargaining today.