ARTICLE IV - EQUAL EMPLOYMENT
The recruitment, selection, employment and training of applicants, during their training as probationary members, shall be without discrimination because of race, color, religion, national origin, or sex. The sponsors will take affirmative action to provide equal opportunity in the probationary member program and will operate the program as required under Title 29 CFR Part 5 Federal and State Laws and regulations governing equal employment opportunity and parallel to Title 29 CFR Part 30 as well as Executive Order 11246.
ARTICLE V – CLASSIFICATION
• Probationary member applicants shall be fairly classified with respect to previous work experience and applicable skills and knowledge. This will, however, in no way restrict organizing or recruitment of new members into the Local Union.
• The probationary member classification shall be assigned to those individuals who meet the basic entrance qualifications. All individuals enrolled as probationary members under this program shall be evaluated by the Business Manager to determine their level of skill and the wage scale to which they are entitled in accordance with the terms and condition of this probationary member program. Each probationary member shall be paid a starting rate of not less than the beginning apprenticeship rate.
• Within the first six (6) month period, all probationary members shall be evaluated by the Business Manager in conjunction with the Local Examining Committee for referral to the Local Union’s Apprenticeship Committee for placement in the Apprenticeship Program or elevated to journeyman status. No probationary member shall remain in the program for more than one (1) year without having been placed in the Apprenticeship Program, elevated to journeyman status or dropped from the program. Contractors or Organizers may make recommendations to the Business Manager in conjunction with the Local Examining Committee regarding the appropriate placement of a probationary member.