– Re: For your Consideration. Reality in negotiations. Vacation check
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Ted you are correct, yet the in NERCC the worker pays his vacation contribution. In NYC the contractor pays the vacation as part of the benefit package. We in NYC are concerned our leadership will put that on the negotiating table as it amounts to around 8 to 9% of the total package. The leadership keeps looking for ways to reduce the labor cost to the contractor hence the 'B' rate or provisional carpenter. Bottom line is it's the working carpenter who will take the hit by either taking a pay and benefit cut or losing his job to a 'b' rate worker.