out of work procedure
All such selection and referral shall be in accord with the following procedure.
Each member who signs the "Out of Work" list will be required to fill out a card in which member will list his or her skills and abilities.
Sign up hours are normal business hours of the Local and one (1) hour before Union meeting. It will be necessary to re-register once every thirty days in person or by postcard until such time the member is employed. In the event a member fails to re-register he/she will be dropped from the "Out of Work" list and re-instated to the bottom of the list when registering again.
The union shall maintain the "Out of Work" list, which shall list the applicants within each group in chronological order of the dates they register their availability for employment.
When an employer calls the local for manpower and states bonafide requirements for special skills and abilities in his/her request for applicants, the union shall refer the first applicant on the "Out of Work" list possessing such skills and abilities.
The employer shall have the right to reject any applicant for employment and may request by name from the list, any applicant for supervision, provided the member receives the appropriate rate of pay for supervision.
Reasonable effort will be made to contact members on the "out of Work" list for employment.
The union shall maintain a register of applicants for employment established on the basis of the groups listed below. Each applicant for employment shall be registered in the highest priority group for which he/she qualifies.
All applicants for employment who have four or more years of experience in the trade, are members of the Local Union where registering, and have passed a Journeyman's examination or has been certified as a journeyman by any joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee.
All applicants for employment who have four or more years experience in the trade and who have passed a Journeyman's examination or has been certified as a journeyman by a joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee.
All applicants for employment who have worked at the trade more than one year.
Employers shall advise the Business Agent of the Local Union of the number of applicants needed. The Business Agent shall refer group applicants to the employer by first referring applicants in Group I, in order of their place on the "Out of Work" list and then referring applicants in the same manner successively from the "Out of Work" list in Group II, then in Group III. Any applicant who is rejected by the employer shall be returned to his/her Group and shall be referred to other employment in accordance with the position of his/her group.
An applicant who is hired and receives, through no fault of his/her own, work of forty (40) hours or less upoun re-registration, shall be restored to his/her appropriate place within his/her group.
Apprentices shall be hired and transferred in accordance with the apprenticeship provisions of the agreement between parties.
All applicants will be allowed to sign and remain on the "Out of Work" list only if he/she is a member in good standing in accordance with section 45, paragraph B of the Constitution and Laws of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters. Members will be removed from the "Out of Work" list if they go in arrears.
Any person refusing employment two (2) times within the jurisdiction of the Local Union where they hold membership will be placed on the bottom of the "Out of Work" list.
A member must be available for picket duty to maintain their position on the "Out of Work" list. If a member refuses picket duty two (2) consecutive times, the member will be placed on the bottom of the "Out of Work" list.
If a person is employed, he/she is required to notify the Local Union business office no later than forty-eight (48) hours after starting work (excluding Saturdays, Sundays and holidays). If a member is found to be in violation of this section, he/she will be automatically be assessed a twenty-five dollar ($25.00) fine payable to the Local Union where the member is employed.
If a person goes to work for a contractor and forty (40) hours or more work was available to him/her, then he/she will be placed on the bottom of the "Out of Work" list if he/she quits or is discharged before obtaining the 40 or more hours available.
If a person goes to work for a contractor outside the District Council's jurisdictional territory, he/she will not be removed from the "Out of Work" list.
If a person is referred to an employer from the Local Union business office and accepts the job, but does not show up for work as instructed then the person's name will be removed from the "Out of Work" list until they re-sign the "Out of Work" list.
Any individual who believes that he/she has been discriminated against with respect to the operation of these procedures shall be entitled to appeal within twenty-four (24) hours of the alleged discrimination by filing in writing to the District Council. The District Council Business Manager will select acommittee consisting of three (3) members to consider the appeal and render a decision which shall be final.
A copy of the referral procedure set forth in this agreement shall be posted on the bulletin board in the office of the Local Union.
Once again, this system will not deny any member any right he or she previously utilized for accessing employment; however, in most cases, it will provide additional opportunities for employment by virtue of signing the "Out of Work" list.
The major asset of any Local Union is a readily available pool of highly skilled and productive workers. The above system will create equity for the unemployed as well as assuring the signatory employers that if they call for a craftsman for a particular job, that they will receive a member with the experience and ability to get the job done on time and within budget.
And also by meeting the following requirements:
An Individual who can verify (by providing adequate documentation) that they have worked a minimum of two thousand (2000) hours specically in the trade in classifications represented by the UBC. Those would include Carpenter, Millwright, Cabinet Maker and Floor Coverer.
Individuals must provide the JATC proper documentation that defines their experience in the construction industry. This documentation must be comprised of official documents such as tax/payroll records and notorized letters of experience. The JATC will examine all documentation submitted before qualification is acknowledged. The JATC will schedule skill and knowledge evaluation interview with the applicant if it is deemed appropriate.