IBEW Local Union 44
RULES OF PROCEDURE FOR
SIGNING THE OUT OF WORK BOOK
An applicant must not be working in the trade at
the time of signing the Book. If
employment is obtained in another area while on the Out of Work Book, the
applicant will so notify this local to remove their name from the Book.
Signing the Out of Work Book must be done in
person. Each applicant for employment must
register in their own handwriting on the Out of Work Book for which they
qualify. The Applicant may be held
solely responsible for providing proof of which Book he/she may sign.
members must have a paid up dues receipt in order to sign the Books.
Travelers must have a paid up dues receipt and should have a Letter of
Introduction from their Home Local stating the Travelers qualifications
in order to sign the Books.
MONTHLY RE-SIGN OF THE OUT OF WORK
Each month beginning
on the 10th and ending on the 16th all applicants
must re-sign the books in order to remain eligible for Referral.
Each applicant must re-sign each month by one of
the following four methods:
at 1901 South Montana Street
b. By postcard to PO Box 3467, Butte
By fax to
(406) 723-3270; or
d. By email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Postcards must be postmarked between the 10th
and 16th for the month of which they are to be recorded, and
they must be received by the last working day of the month to be
recorded. Email resigns will be
sent a confirmation number. It
will be your responsibility to verify that your resign has been recorded
each month. The office phone is
applicant fails to re-sign in any month following their original sign in,
their name will be removed from the Out of Work Book.
shall be made between the hours of 9:30 a.m. and 12:00 noon on regular
workdays. Referrals will be made
by telephone from the Dispatcher to applicants. You
must be available to accept a call or it is marked as a refusal. An applicant may designate one other
person to accept or reject a call on their behalf by putting that persons
name in the Book. If there is no
answer the call will be referred to the next applicant. Answering machines will be regarded as
a no answer. When referred, you
must bring 2 original forms of identification with you to the job to
present to the employer. You must
also bring a current first aid/CPR card, OSHA 10 Hour card, and your CDL
medical card for the employer.
applicants name will be rolled to the bottom of the Out of Work Book
after declining or not being available for Three Referrals. An applicants name will be removed from
the Out of Work Book upon being rolled the third time if the Local has
not been personally contacted by the applicant. Refusals will not be recorded for a
Short Call or a Special Skills Call. An applicant can only be recorded one
refusal per day. Not at home, an
answering machine, or no answer will also constitute a refusal. Rejection of the applicant by an
employer will not be considered as a refusal.
for men, made after 9:30 a.m., will be referred the next day, except in
cases of emergency. Calls will be
made no more than 48 hours in advance of show up time, Saturday, Sunday
and Holidays excluded. The
Business Manager may call more than 48 hours before, if he deems
called for Special Skills or Abilities, will be required to perform such
skills he was called for.
Clearance (referral slip) may be mailed to the Job Headquarters.
A Short Call
is defined as a referral for work and shall not exceed forty hours.
applicants name will remain on the Out of Work Book when referred on a
Short Call. It is the
applicants responsibility to notify the Union at the conclusion of a
name will be removed from the Out of Work Book, if an applicant quits a
job on a Short Call.
Men who are
unable to work due to injury or sickness will retain their position on
the Out of Work Book. During their
time of disability, they shall not be called for referral.
Doctor’s statement of Disability may be required to be listed as
disabled, as well as a doctor’s release to be removed from the
disabled status, in order to be active on the Out of Work Book.
Any applicant who considers him/herself aggrieved in the matter
of Referral shall request a hearing before the Appeals Committee. An applicant, who fails to present an
appeal within thirty (30) days of being aggrieved, shall have his appeal
dismissed. Any applicant not
following these rules may be charged with a violation and fined
accordingly, and/or have their name removed from the Out of Work Book,
upon which the Applicant will have to re-register on the Out of Work