Members Obligations

Posted June 16, 2023

As you know your Local 12’s current CBA ends June 30th of this month. We have been receiving numerous phone calls regarding questions about the contract as well as questions regarding If we go Out on Strike. If we do not have a contract ratified by July 1, 2023 every single active member will be required to report to the Union Hall at 6am that morning to get their strike assignment. If you do not report, you will be brought on charges. Please review below the DC16’s Bylaws Article XXIV STRIKES & LOCKOUTS so you understand what your obligation as member is if our Local decides to go on strike:     

ARTICLE XXIV STRIKES & LOCKOUTS 

Section 24.01 In the event of a strike in support of collective bargaining demands, members who are required by the language of the applicable collective bargaining agreement to continue to work during the strike and who will be eligible to vote on ratification of the agreement being negotiated, shall each be assessed an amount equal to two (2) hours wages per day worked. 

Section 24.02 Procedures regarding strikes and lockouts shall be handled in accordance with Sections 249 through 252 of the International Constitution. Section 24.03 The Executive Board shall make themselves available and they shall be, or they shall appoint, a Strike Committee prior to a strike or lockout. 

Section 24.04 All members who are employed by an employer who is signed to an Interim Working Agreement binding the employer to the terms of the successor 48 Collective Bargaining Agreement shall be assessed an amount equal to two (2) hour’s taxable net wage per each day worked during the strike. Those members so working shall register at their respective Local Union on the first (1st) day of the strike and obtain a work referral. Said members shall report to their respective Local Unions on each Saturday and pay their strike assessment and any other assignment in support of the Union and their Brothers and Sisters. Those members failing to timely pay their working assessment, as described above, shall have their work referral revoked. (a) All monies received from the temporary working assessment shall be accounted for separately and shall be disbursed by the Strike Committee to the members who are performing physical strike and picket duties. (b) The Strike Committee may require written permission or re-dispatch for all members working under the terms of an Interim Agreement and/or Project Labor Agreements.

 Section 24.05 All active members in good standing of the craft on strike must register at their respective Local Unions on the first (1st) day of a strike or lockout and take the strike assignment given by the Strike Committee. Each member shall check in daily during the strike or lockout for assignment and/or information. 

Section 24.06 Any member who fails to register and/or check in daily, and/or perform the strike assignment as instructed as required by these rules shall be cited to appear before the Trial Board of District Council 16

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