1. 1-800-858-8683 may be used when a member is calling to put his or her name on or
check his or her position on the out-of-work list. 212-366-3330 is still being used.
2. A member can call from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. to put his or her name on the out-of-work
list or to report that they have found employment.
3. The hours that the Council will call for next day referral will be 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.
However, if a referral is needed for the same day the Council reserves the right to call
at any time.
4. Any member who remains unavailable for referral for three (3) consecutive days will
be removed from the out-of-work list. The member must then re-register to obtain an
out-of-work list position.
5. A member may freeze an out-of-work list position up
to 30 days by faxing a request to 212-229-0316, prior to the start date of unavailability,
stating the start date, end date and the reason for requesting freeze of the out-of-work
list position (for example: vacation, sick, etc). The request must include the
members social security number. The member must receive another job referral to
obtain another 30-day freeze. The member must submit a doctors note to obtain any
hold of out-of-work list position for more than 30 days.
6. Any member disputing his or her out-of-work list position, may come to the District
Council on Wednesdays between the hours of 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. to discuss any problems he or
she might have.
7. Members must call the job referral dispatch number to report that he or she has
found employment. Any member who fails to report to the District Council that they have
found employment will be subject to fines as follows: First time: $100.00, Second time:
$250.00, Third time: $500.00.
8. If a member takes a referral and does not show up at the job site the member will be
removed from the out-of-work list.
9. A member who is rejected twice (2) by an employer for lack of skill will have the
particular skill removed from the registration until the member demonstrates to the
District Council that the skill has been mastered by a certificate from any accredited
school. The member may also submit two (2) letters from signatory contractors that the
member is proficient at that skill. Members may be randomly tested for all listed skills.
10. All work lists and job referral lists are posted weekly from the hours of 8 am.
thru 7 p.m. at the Labor Technical College at 395 Hudson Street, New York City. Head
Business Agents of every local will be receiving out-of-work lists on a weekly basis.
11. The District Council from time to time must fill lawful requests for minority and
female employees due to contract minority requirements. In order to facilitate these
requests the member may, but is not required to advise the District Council of
their Minority status or sex when calling to put their name on the out-of-work list or
updating their skills.
12. The District Council recognizes that a team of qualified shop stewards is needed to
assist the Business Representatives in the field. Therefore, as of January 1, 1999 all
stewards referred from the District Council out-of-work list must complete the UBC
Comprehensive Construction Steward System Classes or an equivalent test. The member must
possess the skill of that particular job referral in addition to the steward skill to be
13. *Volunteer Picketing Provision*
14. Any member referred to work for less than 11 cumulative days will receive their
prior place on the out-of-work list after re-contacting the District Council the next
business day, after lay off.
15. There will be a separate Apprentice list for each Local Union.
16. When a member places his or her name on the out-of-work list, the member must
contact the District Council again within 45 days from
the date he or she first signed the out-of-work list and every 45 days
thereafter assuming the member is still unemployed. Failure to inform the District Council
that the member is still unemployed shall result in the members removal from the