IBEW Local Union 558 Referral Procedure
Effective February 1, 2010
HOURS OF REFERRAL SIGN-IN AND DISPATCH
- Referral sign-in shall take place during normal operating hours of the business office.
- Dispatch: 9:00 AM until all calls are filled
- The Local Union Business Manager is responsible for all calls to be filled in a timely manner. If in an emergency, the Business Manager may fill calls outside normal hours using whatever means available to man jobs.
DISPATCH SYSTEMS – NUMBER OF JOB TURNDOWNS
- This Local Union Dispatch will be a Job Line recorder bid system.
- All calls will be on the Job Line, telephone # (256) 381-3718. Job Line will be on from 5:00 PM to 9:00 AM. (Central Time Zone)
- Registrants will be required to call the Job Line number and after hearing the job calls will leave his/her name and the job call requested.
Registrants will also be allowed to place his/her name on the job bid list in person between 8:00 AM and 9:00 AM day of dispatch. At 9:00 AM the dispatcher will close job bid list and proceed to fill the calls by chronological order per their Group placement.
- Registrants will be allowed 2 (two) turndowns without penalty and be rolled to the bottom of the Book for a 3rd (third) turndown. Receiving a referral and “no showing” will be considered a voluntary quit. Rejection of the applicant by an employer is not a turndown.
- Book II re-sign shall be the 10th of each month thru the 16th, after the initial sign date.
- Re-sign may be accomplished in person, by mail or by fax (256) 381-1054. Local Unions may allow re-sign to take place by additional means at their discretion. However, re-sign by a registrant using any of the previously mentioned methods must be timely.
- Registrants by whatever means must present a paid up dues receipt.
- No one will be registered on the out-of-work list unless he or she presents to the dispatcher, a termination slip from his previous employment.
An applicant who is discharged for cause two times within a 12-month period shall be referred to the neutral member of the Executive Board for a determination as to the applicant’s continued eligibility for referral. The neutral member of the Executive Board shall, within three business days, review the qualifications of the applicant and the reasons for the discharges. The neutral member of the Executive Board may, in his or her sole discretion: (1) require the applicant to obtain further training from the JATC before again being eligible for referral; (2) disqualify the applicant for referral for a period of four weeks or longer depending on the seriousness of the conduct and/or repetitive nature of the conduct; (3) refer the applicant to an employee assistance program, if available, for evaluation and recommended action; or (4) restore the applicant to his/her appropriate place on the referral list.
APPLICANTS WHO ACCEPT A SHORT CALL REFERRAL AND WHO RECEIVE, THROUGH NO FAULT OF THEIR OWN, WORK OF FOURTEEN (14) CALENDAR DAYS OR LESS AND WHO PROVIDE A LAYOFF SLIP, SHALL UPON RE-REGISTRATION BE RESTORED TO THE APPROPRIATE PLACE WITHIN THEIR GROUP. APPLICANTS WHO DO NOT SHOW UP FOR EMPLOYMENT, ARE FIRED FOR JUST CAUSE, DO NOT MEET THE CRITERIA FOR EMPLOYMENT, OR QUIT EMPLOYMENT SHALL BE PLACED AT THE BOTTOM OF THE OUT-OF-WORK LIST IN THE APPROPRIATE GROUP.