Out of Work List

Out of Work

Out of Work? Here’s What to Do

  1. Call the Union Hall (780-483-0955) to have your name added to the Out of Work List
  2. Ensure your contact information is up-to-date
  3. Ensure your tickets and certifications are up-to-date
  4. Update your profile within our Work Experience Profile
  5. Keep paying dues (out of work dues) to ensure your membership is in good standing (union dues are paid in full)
  6. Check our job board daily and bid on jobs that match your experience, skills and certification
  7. Check-in to our Out of Work List once a month

Out of Work List

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. 

Out of Work List Priority

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 Number

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.

How to Get on the Out of Work List

To add your name to our Out of Work List, please call 780-483-0955.

Checking In

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.  

How to Check-In

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.

Health & Wellness

The Operating Engineers Local 955 Health & Wellness Trust Fund maintains a benefit plan to support and protect participating Union members and their families.

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Posted on October 16, 2017


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