"Except as otherwise provided by this agreement, regular seniority employees required to work on any of the above named holidays shall receive double his/her regular hourly rate..." (15.4) So does this mean that if I volunteer to work those days, I don't get 2x pay? I'm also curious about the discussion in the UPS Discussions forum about being "required" to work on the day after Thanksgiving. The above excerpt from the contract somewhat contradicts language in 15.1 where it says that you cannot be "required" on those 8 named holidays. Since the supplement is ambiguous in this area, I'll just come straight out with it: Can the company force you to work on those days, or not? The second question is mostly for informational purposes; I'm just curious. I was intending to work if it was offered or available anyway, it's the first question I'm really interested in. I will, of course, be speaking with my steward as soon as possible (hopefully tonight), but I always like to get a second opinion when I can. Thanks.