Dispatch Rules

The following rules are established in order to provide the way and means to administer the Referral Procedure provision contained in Article IV of the Inside Agreement, and by the authority contained in the Local Union By-Laws and Agreement. The following rules are applied uniformly to all applicants for employment and any objections to same are to be handled through the appeals procedure contained in the current Collective Bargaining Agreement.

1. Sign-in on the day sheet begins at 7:30 a.m. and ends at 8:00 a.m. Roll call begins
at 8:00 a.m. Monday thru Friday excluding holidays. Dispatch will remain open during normal business hours until all calls are filled. If calls are not filled, they may be filled by telephone or electronically.

2. In an emergency, referrals may have to be made outside normal hours using whatever means are available to fill calls and place registrants.

3. Applicants may sign the available-for-work list in person during normal business
hours (8 am – 5 pm), including lunch hour. Initial sign in will require, a signed letter of introduction from your home local Business Manager.

4. Registrants will be allowed two turndowns without penalty and be rolled completely off the book for a third turndown.

5. Being unavailable for referral when work would have been offered to the registrant shall be considered a turndown. Rejection of the applicant by an employer is not a turndown.

6. Only the applicants on the available-for-work list are eligible to accept a referral.

7. Any applicant who is rejected by a contractor will be reinstated at the same place in the available-for-work book.

8. Applicants must be present in the dispatching office during referral hours to receive a referral. If calls are not filled during regular referral hours, they may be filled by telephone or electronically as stated in items one (1) and fourteen (14) of these dispatching rules.

9. Only applicants who are on the available-for-work list and have signed in will be allowed to attend roll call.

10.When applicants accept a regular work referral, their name will immediately be removed from the available-for-work list.

11. Any applicant receiving a regular work referral, accepted by the employer and being terminated at 40 hours or less, at no fault of the applicant, shall be reinstated at the same place on the available-for-work list. However, anyone who voluntarily quits or is discharged for cause, regardless of the length of time worked, when signing the available-for-work list, must sign at the bottom of the list.

12. All applicants shall re-sign every month between the 10th of the month and the 16th of the month, inclusive. Failure to do so will result in their name being removed from the available-for-work list. Applicants may re-sign in person, electronically (fax, e-mail, local 60 website),or by mail. If by mail, it must be post marked between the 10th of the month and the 16th of the month, inclusive. Re-signs will require the following information: Name, address, home local #, IBEW card #, last four digits of SSN.

13. If an employer requests manpower to be dispatched, it shall be considered as an
assignment of work for the applicant and that applicant has been employed according
to the agreement.

14. Any applicant accepting a “short call” of forty (40) hours or less, excluding overtime, shall retain their place on the available-for-work list. A “short call” may be extended by forty (40) hours or less, excluding overtime, upon approval by the business manager, as described by the Memorandum of Understanding between IBEW LU 60 and South Texas Chapter, NECA. A “short call” cannot exceed fourteen (14) calendar days for any reason. Dispatching procedure for “short calls” will begin with rotation starting with the first available applicant following the last applicant accepting or declining a “short call” referral. If all calls are not filled, referrals may be made by telephone or electronically, if necessary.

15. Any applicant who believes they have been placed on the wrong book must bring it to the attention of the dispatcher prior to roll call. It shall be the responsibility of the applicant to provide documentation to support their claim.

16. Applicants will be required to furnish information necessary to determine their proper group.

17. The business manager will not be required to give the expected duration of any job to an applicant for referral.

18. Individuals who receive two discharges for cause with-in a twelve month period will be suspended from future referral privileges until they appear before the Appeals Committee for a determination as to their continued eligibility for referral.

The following rules are in compliance with the modifications established by the International Office April 2, 2012

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