Hiring Hall Variances
Variance to Hiring Hall Rules:
Effective September 27, 2004
When a Laborer has been referred to a job, and he/she accepts the referral, should said Laborer then be a no-show at the jobsite without a valid and verifiable excuse (car accident, medical emergency, etc.), then said Laborer shall be dropped from the out of work list for 30 days after which he/she will then be put on the bottom of the referral list for which they are qualified (A,B,C,D). Should a second offense occur, said Laborer shall be dropped from the out of work list for 60 days after which he/she will then be put on the bottom of the referral list for which they are qualified (A,B,C,D). After a third offense, said Laborer will be debarred from the Union .
If an applicant is rejected for employment due to positive results on a pre-hire drug or alcohol test, the applicant will be removed from the referral list. After ninety (90) days, the applicant may re-register and be placed at the bottom of the referral list. Should the applicant submit to the Union written confirmation that he or she has completed a drug/alcohol rehabilitation or counseling program prior to the ninetieth (90th) day, the applicant will be returned to his or her former place on the referral list. An applicant twice removed from the referral list due to the pre-hire drug or alcohol testing will be barred from the referral list for ninety (90) days. Thereafter, the applicant may re-register and be placed at the bottom of the referral list. After a third offense, the applicant will be debarred from the Union .
Effective November 20, 2005, members of Local 330 must register their availability for referral every 30 days in accordance with Local 330’s written policy. Failure to do so will drop the member to a miscellaneous list until the member notifies our office of their availability.
Referral hours will be 8:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.. Members on the out-of-work list need to be available during these times, or the call will be documented as a refusal. Local 330 may bypass the three call and thirty minute personal voice contact rule and make a single call of no less than 10 rings to qualified applicants in order.
Local 330 should make every effort to make all referral calls during these set referral hours. In emergency situations, when jobs need to be filled as soon as possible, Local 330 may make referral calls outside of these referral hours. In these emergency situations, the urgent nature of the request must be thoroughly documented in writing and no laborers shall be penalized for being unavailable.
In the case of an applicant on the referral list who is unable to work as a laborer due to illness or injury, the applicant’s place on the referral list shall be frozen until he/she recovers and is able to work without restrictions. Applicants must submit written verification of their illness or injury from a doctor or hospital at the time they seek this medical support and they must submit a full written release from a doctor or hospital at the time they resume accepting referrals.
When an applicant is incarcerated by legal authority without Huber privileges, said applicant shall be removed from the current referral list until such time that they are released and thus able and available for work at the calling. At that time, said applicant shall be returned to the bottom of the out-of-work list.