I don't see any threads on here regarding the changes in pay for single vacation days, yes I am very aware that "the new contract" is not in effect. Here locally (midwi local 344) there was a memo posted on the union board regarding how SVD's would be picked since the NEW YET TO BE RATIFIED contract changes the SVD option FROM being able to break up YOUR OPTION WEEK into individual days and paid @ 10hrs...TO being able to break up TWO weeks of REGULAR vacation, paid @ 9hrs....the memo basically said if you CHOOSE to break up two weeks you could take the first five "whenever" but the next 5 can't be taken till the contract is FINALLY RATIFIED, if not ratified they would be paid out in NOV. or end of the yr. I CHOSE to break up one week as I have since it's been offered, a few weeks ago I had to call in sick, which also means they burn a SVD, as i expected it was paid out @ 9hrs, instead of 10hrs. Since my understanding from both the company and the union, was the "old" contract remained in effect until the new one IS RATIFIED pretty simple or so i thought, I asked several steward's and got mixed messages from all of them. To me its simple, cut and dried, things remain the SAME. I notified my sup. and gave them a copy of my check. they replied with a written inquiry to payroll, which stated "employee believes he should be paid for 10 hrs instead of 9hr," the reply stated that vacation days are paid @ 9 hrs, no mention of the contract. that was it.......I filed a grievance, I also made copies of the contract extension memo from upser's.com extending the current agreement, and the article of the contract stating SVD's are paid out @10 hrs. and gave them to the steward. The following day my ctr. mgr, got in my face and wanted to "discuss" the issue, I deferred any conversation as him and i only exchange pleasantries anyway. I told him I had nothing else to say because my entire contention of the discrepancy was backed up with documentation, and he could respond to what I submitted or talk with the steward or supervisor, but that I said all i had to say.....he was not happy and even said "I'm not trying get ty with you"..................anyone else having issues????????