APPLICATION FOR PROBATIONARY MEMBERSHIP
In the INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF BRIDGE,
STRUCTRUAL, ORNAMENTAL AND REINFORCING IRON WORKERS, Affliated with A.F.I.,-C.I.O
Iron Workers’ Local No. 25 - Contact Information
P. O. Box 965, Novi, MI 48376-0965, phone:248-344-9494, fax: 248-305-8468 , E-Mail: office@i ronworkers25.org
Fringe Benefit Funds - 800-572-8553
I hereby designate the International Association of Bridge, Structural, Ornamental and Reinforcing Iron Workers to act (through a Local Union or otherwise) as my sole agent and representative in all collective bargaining and other negotiations affecting me or other probationary members of the above-named Union, whether under the operation of the National Labor Relations Act or otherwise; or in the Dominion of Canada the applicable Federal or Provincial Laws.
I hereby agree that ifl fail to pay dues and/or assessments within six (6) months of the date when same are due and payable, my probationary membership in this Association shall automatically be forfeited.
Participation in this program does not guarantee admittance to a Local Union Apprenticeship Program or membership in a Local Union or the International Association. Status as a probationary member is valid only for a period of one (1) year.
I hereby solemnly and sincerely pledge my honor that I will, without equivocation or evasion, and to the best of my ability, abide by the Constitution and By-Laws, and the particular scale of wages adopted by it; that I will abide by the will of the majority; that I will at all times, by all honorable means within my power, procure employment for members of this Union; and that I will at all times be respectful in word and action to every person, and be considerate of widows, widowers, orphans, and the weak and defenseless; and that I will not knowingly wrong a member of this Union or see one wronged if it is in my power to prevent the same.
I have read and agree to abide by the terms and conditions as contained in the Standards of Excellence.
This application must be completely filled out. Failure to do so or any falsification of information will void the application or in the event probationary membership is granted will be cause for cancellation thereof.
Standards of Excellence
The purpose of the Ironworkers' Standards of Excellence is to reinforce the pride of every Ironworker and our 1- 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 ingrained in our Standards of Excellence.
It is our commitment to use our training and skills, each and every day, to produce the highest quality work worthy of our name and consistent with the Collective Bargaining Agreement.
As an Ironworker member, I agree to:
- Adhere to my responsibilities under the Collective Bargaining Agreement for start and quit times, as well
as lunch and break times
- Allow my Representative to handle any disagreements or breaches by refusing to engage in unlawful job
disruptions, slowdowns or any activities that affect our good name.
- Respect the Customer’s and Employer’s rights, property and tools as I do my own.
- Meet my responsibility to show up every day; outfitted for work and fit for duty without engaging in
- Cooperate with the Customer and Employer to meet their statutory, regulatory and contractual
responsibilities to maintain a safe, healthy and sanitary workplace.
- Do my best to work in a manner consistent with the quality, productivity and safety of every task that I am
- 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, Section 15 of the International Constitution, charges may be preferred against any member for violations of the Ironworkers’ Standards of Excellence, including, but not limited to the following
- Taking a job referral and not reporting to work,
- Failing pre-employment qualifications and/or
- Discharged for excessive absenteeism.
Fines for the first offense shall be no less than One Hundred Dollars ($100.00) or no more than one (1) day’s pay, including fringe benefits and working assessments of eight (8) hours.
I acknowledge this responsibility and pledge my word to do the same.
SECTION 1: WORkING DUES ASSESSMENTS AUTHORIZATION
I hereby assign to Local 25, International Association of Bridge, Structural, Ornamental and Reinforcing Iron Workers, AFL-CIO from the vested contributions made by my employer(s) to Iron Workers Local 25 Vacation Fund the sum as set forth in Article II, Paragraphs (C) and (D) of the Iron Workers Local 25 By-Laws. This is in accordance with the International Constitution of Bridge, Structural, Ornamental and Reinforcing Iron Workers.
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