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Out-of-Work Application

 Effective August 13, 2012




For the work assignment system to provide equal opportunity for all applicants, complete cooperation and strict adherence to these established rules must be adhered to by all concerned.


If you are unemployed and desire to register for work, you must do so by completing an application for the out of work books by personal appearance at the South Charleston Union Office, completing an application on-line via the website or by facsimile to (304) 744-5649 {So. Chas.}.  Office hours for the South Charleston office are Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.  You are required to give complete information as to your qualifications and other pertinent information as required on the out-of-work application.


RULE #1:        It is essential that you fill out the application completely, answering all questions, as you will be called to work according to the qualifications that you have provided, provided you are next on the list in your respective group.


RULE #2:        When you have accepted an assignment and are worked fifteen (15) days or more, you will not be called again until you report and re-register at the Union office that you are again available, at which time, your name will be placed on the out-of-work list in your respective group.


NOTE:                    Anyone who accepts an assignment and voluntarily quits prior to working fifteen (15 days) shall be required to
re-register, at which time your name will be placed on the out-of-work list in your respective group.


RULE #3:        If you refuse an assignment, you will be placed on the bottom of your respective group.  If you refuse a second assignment, you will be removed from the out-of-work list until such time as you re-register.


RULE #4:        In the event you cannot be reached by telephone, you will remain on the list.  In the event you cannot be reached by phone a second time, you will be placed at the bottom of the list of your respective group.  In the event that you cannot be reached by phone a third time, you will be notified by mail that your name has been removed from the out-of-work list.


RULE #5:        At times, requests are made by an Employer for emergency help.  In this event, if the contact point is such a distance you could not fulfill the request, you will be by-passed but will hold your place on the list in your respective group.


RULE #6:        In order for you to be eligible for work assignment, you must have a telephone number where can be reached. 


RULE #7:       Applicants will be permitted to have their name placed on the following area’s list if the applicant requests (Charleston area, Parkersburg area, Fairmont area, Beckley/Bluefield area).  Applicants may request to have their names added to the Huntington area book.


RULE #8:         If you are registered on the out-of-work list and it is determined by the Local Union that you are working in the industry within your geographical area, your name will be removed from the list and you will not appear on the list again until such time as you re-register.


Your application will remain in effect for a period of six (6) months.  If you desire to remain on the out-of-work list for a period longer than six (6) months, you must re-register.  In order to retain your place on the out-of-work list, you must re-register prior to the six (6) months expiring.


In the event any job applicant is aggrieved, (1) with their failure to qualify for registration or (2) with their group classification or (3) with their order of referral, they must within ten (10) days file with the person in charge of Registration and Referral Office, a written statement of the specific complain setting forth the violation charged.  A committee consisting of an employer representative, a union representative and a Union Chairman, shall consider the grievance and render a decision which shall be final and binding.  The Committee is authorized to issue procedural rules for conduct of its business and it is not authorized to add to, subtract from, or modify any of the provisions of this system and its decision shall be in accord with the system and which decision shall be final and binding on all parties.



Please answer all questions.  If jobs are available, applicants will be called on the basis of the information they have provided.  Therefore it is important that all questions relating to the type of work you can perform and all questions relating to the CDL License and the endorsements be answered.

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Last Name:

Email Address:

S.S.# (Last 4 Digits)

Street Address:

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Telephone: Other



Employer Name:
Employer Address:
Type of Work:      Work within classification recognized in the industry
If other, please explain:
Location of Job:
Type of Work Performed:
Dates of Employment:
 Employer Name:
 Employer Address:
 Type of Work:      Work within classification recognized in the industry
 If other, please explain:
 Location of Job:
 Type of work Performed:  
 Dates of Employment:  

Please indicate the type of work you are qualified to perform.  In the area provided, you must list the employer for whom you were working when the driving was performed.
Flatbody Truck
Material Checker
End Dump
777 Cat
621 Cat
619 Cat
350 Pay Hauler
Semi-Dump; Semi-Trailer 
Mixer Truck (Concrete)
Low Boy Truck
A-Frame Operator
Road Driver
Fork Truck
Truck Mechanic
Track Truck
Do you have any of the following?
CDL License Number
       Class: B  C  D  E
Endorsements: Passenger Vehicle (Bus)
Hazardous Material/Tank
Tank Vehicle
Hazerdous Material
Work performed in Interstate Commerce requires an ICC Physical Examination.  Do you have a ICC/DOT card?

Exam Date:   Expire Date: 

Drug Card: Yes       Expiration Date: 
OSHA 10: Yes    No
LEAD: Yes    No
TWIC: Yes    No
By entering your name, you are certifying the information you have provided is accurate.  You must complete this form in its entirety.  If not, it will be returned to you for completion which will delay your position on the Out of Work books.
You must indicate which books you wish to be added to.  You may be added to all books or pick and choose.
Charleston Books
Parkersburg Books
Beckley/Bluefield Books
Fairmont Books
Huntington Books

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