EVERYONE needs to work 480 to accrue PAID vacation for the following year.
IF you do not work 480 you will be given a FULL credit towards Healthcare coverage consistent with your seniority awarded vacation allotment.
Seniority affords you more vacation days and the ability to hold prime vacation time whether it was earned the previous year or not. In order to have your vacation as a PAID benefit everyone will need to work 480 TFP over the entire year.
The Negotiating Committee believed this was the most fair application across all seniority groups.