The Out of Work List is a list that identifies members who are currently not working and the date they last worked. It is a member’s responsibility to call the Union Hall after their last day worked to put themselves on the Out of Work List as employers don’t notify the union when jobs end.
Our dispatch process operates on the principle of first in, first out. Members out of work for the longest period of time should be the first dispatched to jobs if they have the necessary skills and experience for the job.
Out of Work List numbers provide an overview of how many members with identified specific skills and work experience are out of work. One factor for dispatch is the date you placed yourself on the Out of Work List. Do not be deterred from bidding on a job based on your Out of Work List number.
To add your name to our Out of Work List, please call 780-483-0955.
Once you’re on our Out of Work List, you need to check-in once a month to keep your position on the list. Local 955 Bylaws Article 23, Section 2b states "Members shall register their name on the out-of-work list and then shall report once a month either by phone or in writing."
If you don’t check-in (either online, by calling or bidding on a job) once a month, you may be taken off the list. It is very important to check in once a month to maintain your position on the Out of Work List.
You can check-in online to keep your place on our Out of Work List (link to job board check-in) and you can check in by calling 780-483-0955.
Bidding on a job position automatically creates a check-in.
Remember, you need to check-in once a month or you may lose your place on the list.
Posted on September 5, 2017
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