A Steward must be placed on each job by the Business Manager immediately with the beginning of such job, in accordance with Section 28 of the General Working Rules of the International Association.
No job shall commence in this jurisdiction until the Union office is notified by the Steward and/or Foreman. Said notice to be entered in indelible pencil or ink and kept in a separate book to be filed in the Local Union office.
The Steward must notify the Union office prior to any overtime being worked.
Stewards shall make a note of all grievances that might arise on a job and report same to the Business Manager. All Stewards must make a written report each week listing the job location, contractor, names and membership numbers of all members. Failure to do so shall mean immediate dismissal of Steward duties by the Business Manager.
It shall be the duty of the Steward to examine all membership cards and service dues receipts when members first start on a job and regularly thereafter once each week until completion of the job.
No member may go from the employ of one contractor to the employ of another contractor without obtaining approval from the Union Office. Members who transfer from one job to another for the same employer must report said change to the Local Union, or be subject to charges in accordance with Article XXVI, Section 14 ofthe International Constitution. The Steward shall be responsible to report any job changes to the Union Hall.
(A) Any member who accepts a referral slip for a job and who does not appear on the job site in a reasonable length of time and/or does not notify the Local Union office before the end of the business day prior to reporting time, or who refuses the job and does not notify the Union Hall shall be subject to charges in accordance with Article XXVI, Section 14 of the International Constitution, and his name placed at the bottom of the referral list. If found guilty, such member shall be fined in the amount of fifty dollars ($50.00) for the first offense and one hundred dollars ($100.00) for each offense thereafter. Fines shall be paid within thirty (30) calendar days of notification. Appeal must be made to the Executive Committee of Local Union No. 387 within two weeks of notification.
(B) Any member who is unable to appear at his regular job for any reason shall notify either his Steward or Business Manager at the earliest opportunity.
(C) Any member who reports to work in evident intoxicated condition shall be subject to charges in accordance with Article XXVI, Section 14 of the International Constitution.
(D) All members must comply with a request by a Steward to show his membership card.
(E) The purpose of the Ironworkers’ Standards of Excellence is to reinforce the pride of every Ironworkerand our commitment to be the most skilled, most productive and safest craft in the Building Trades.
As Union Ironworkers, we pledge ourselves to uphold our word, as given through our Collective Bargaining Agreement, and display the professionalism expected of our trade and union in all aspects of our employment as exemplified by the values engrained in our Standards of Excellence.
It is a commitment to use our training and skills, each and everyday, to produce the highest quality work worthy of our name and consistent with the collective bargaining agreement.
As an Iron Worker member, I agree to:
1. Adhere to my responsibilities under the Collective Bargaining Agreement for start and quit times, as well as lunch and break times.
2. Allow my Representatives to handle any disagreements or breaches by refusing to engage in unlawful job disruptions, slowdowns or any activities that affect our good name.
3. Respect the Customer’s and Employer’s rights, property and tools as I do my own.
4. Meet my responsibility to show up every day; outfitted for work and fit for duty without engaging in substance abuse.
5. Cooperate with the Customer and Employer to meet their statutory, regulatory and contractual responsibilities to maintain a safe, healthy and sanitary workplace.
6. Do my best to work in a manner consistent with the quality, productivity and safety of every task that I am assigned.
7. Do my best to help every co-worker return home safe at the conclusion of every shift.
The Ironworkers’ Standards of Excellence
will increase the pride, the productivity and the craftsmanship of every Ironworker throughout North America. This commitment will improve work place conditions, increase work opportunities, and help maintain our wages, benefits and standard of living. In addition, the Standards of Excellence will help our signatory employers complete their projects on time, on budget with no injuries or accidents.
In accordance with Article XXVI of the International Constitution, charges may be preferred against any member for violations of the Ironworkers’ Standard of Excellence, including but not limited to the following reasons:
• Taking a job referral and not reporting to work.
• Failing pre-employment qualifications.
• Discharged for excessive absenteeism.
Fines for the first offense shall be no less than $100.00 or no more than (1) day’s pay including fringe benefits and working assessments.
I acknowledge this responsibility and pledge my word to do the same.