Effective April 1, 2021
PLEASE NOTE, THE RULES HAVE RECENTLY CHANGED.
EFFECTIVE APRIL 1, 2021, A FEE OF $20/MONTH WILL BE CHARGED FOR THOSE NOT CURRENTLY PAYING DUES AND ARE ON THE OUT OF WORK LIST. PLEASE READ THE RULES IN THEIR ENTIRITY.
CHARLESTON, PARKERSBURG, BECKLEY/BLUEFIELD, FAIRMONT
OUT-OF-WORK RULES AND PROCEDURES
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 online via the website Teamsters175.org or by facsimile to (304) 744-5649. Office hours for the South Charleston office are Monday through Friday, 8a.m. to 4:30p.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 have 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 you can be reached. It is your responsibility to call and update your phone number and address if it changes.
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.
RULE #9: Members of the military who are called to Active Duty will be removed from the list and returned to their original place on the list when they are released from active duty.
RULE #10: Applicants, including members that are on suspension or withdrawal and nonmembers of Local 175, will be assessed a $20 per month referral fee to stay current on the books. This fee is to offset the cost of the referral system. The fee is to be paid by the last business day of the month to the local to be on the books for the following month. You are permitted to pay up to 6 months of referral fees. If you return to work before the end of the 6 months, you can request a refund or apply it to your dues. The request must be made within 3 months of returning to work. It is the applicant’s responsibility to make this request in a timely fashion to receive a refund or apply it to your dues.
RULE #11: Applicants that are members of Local 175 will be eligible to be on the out of work list if they currently are in good standing with the union and will not pay the $20 referral fee.
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. The union will not accept a new application prior to 30 days of your expiration to 6 months. However, if the applicant’s credentials change within that time, they can contact the local to update that information via the website, email or fax.
In order to retain your place on the out of work list, you must pay your fee by the last BUSINESS day of each month and be in compliance with Rule #3. Without prior approval from the union, the local must receive your payment by the last business day to be on the books for the next month. If you do not pay the referral fee, you will not be eligible for call out. If you pay the fee for the following month, you will be put back on the bottom of your current book.
Local 175 members, including those on the Huntington books, do not owe the referral fee if they are currently paying dues. If a Local 175 member becomes suspended or goes on withdrawal status, they will remain on the out of work books for the month and then they are responsible for paying the $20 referral fee to remain on the out of work books for the following month.
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 complaint 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.
THE EXECUTIVE BOARD OF TEAMSTERS LOCAL UNION NO. 175 HAS THE RIGHT TO APPROVE, DELETE, CHANGE, MODIFY OR DISCONTINUE THESE RULES AND REGULATIONS AT ANY TIME.
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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