Do you know why most employment contracts say that? Because unions fought (and died) for that right. Do you know why you occasionally get to take a Saturday and Sunday off of work? Why you occasionally get a little vacation? Guess.
Not one thing you listed here was brought about by unions. I'm sick of this myth being repeated because it's a total load of shit.
Paid sick days is a concept that goes as far back as Ancient Egypt, and has been in use almost all throughout history.
Having Sunday off has been a thing since the industrial revolution, prior to which most people were farmers and didn't have a "work week" per se. Saturdays off, and indeed the 40 hour work week, began with Henry Ford, who wanted to attract workers who wouldn't just suddenly stop showing up one day to seek greener pastures. Unions had absolutely not a thing to do with that, nevermind dying for it.
Paid time off began as a similar industry trend, along with company sponsored health insurance, as a result of government wage ceilings during WWII. Why? Because companies needed something other than money to offer employees to retain them from going elsewhere.
Another concept that people like to attribute to unions, which isn't, is hazardous duty pay/benefits. Dupont started that before unions were even a thing to retain workers who wanted to switch jobs because they were afraid that their families would starve if they were to die while making black powder and other explosives like nitroglycerine.
So please, stop these lies (yes, they're blatant lies) about how good you think unions are, because they aren't responsible for ANY of the things that people think they're responsible for.
As for the lawn chair and umbrellas bit, that's not in the contract. What's in the contract is how long it will take for the job to be completed. The company I'm referring to, CenturyLink, figures that into the SLA guarantees, which are total crap compred to their main competitor, Cox. However we need a dual-home WAN link, which means we need both companies, even if one is totally shitty.