I.A.T.S.E. LOCAL 46
HIRING HALL RULES AND REGULATIONS
“WELCOME” to the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage
Employees, Moving Picture Technicians, Artist and Allied Crafts of the United
States and Canada, Local 46 Referral System.
Local 46 was chartered July 20, 1897, as a Stage Local. At the present time, we refer personnel that
work stage, television productions, audio visual, commercials and exhibition
The Following is very important information. You should read it very carefully and keep it
in a safe place. It may be updated or
changed from time to time.
I.A.T.S.E. Local 46 is an Equal Opportunity Referral Hall.
persons are required to report to the job site and report to the Job Steward
prior to starting time. If you are late
for the designated call, time the employer can send you home, without
persons are required to remain on the job site until released by the Job Steward,
as per the employers. Any person who
leaves a job site without approval from the job Steward prior to release, shall
be reported to the Local 46 Office.
persons are required to be neat and well groomed. Workout pants, tights or leotards are not
acceptable. Shirts must have sleeves and
not carry obscene writing or signage.
All clothes must be clean and free of holes and tears. Shorts may be worn on days of set up and
dismantle only, not on show days and shorts must have a hem. If your attire does not meet the above, you
may be sent home, without compensation.
persons referred by Local 46 who fails to report with the required tools, shall
thereby waive any rights to a minimum call and may be discharged
Tool List: Pliers, Crescent
Wrench, Utility Knife, 30’ Tape Measure, Hammer Plat and Phillips Screwdrivers, Gloves, Wire Cutters, Pry Bar,
JT-21 Stapler, Tool Bag and/or Belt.
engage in a verbal conflict with the employer or other referral. Take your problem to the Job Steward of Head
of the Department.
receive work from Local 46 Referral List you must adhere to the following
procedure: (March, 2011)
Our call in requirement is that
you advise us once per week on the weekend for the upcoming week, or at the change of work
status. When you call in , state clearly
your name, your service number and the days available for that week. Use the numbers listed below, all are
equipped with answering machines:
(615)885-1058 (615)885-1059 (615)885-1326
Local 46 places you on a work call
by your call in availability. Local 46
uses the following criteria for placement:
Job classification testing, experience and
Some our employers have
contractual rights to request a percentage of their work force. Local 46 will honor those requests, when
If you receive a job call on your answering
machine or voice mail, you must call the office to confirm that you accept or
decline the call. Failure to call and
confirm may result in your being replaced.
If you cannot make a call that you have
previously confirmed, you must follow the procedure listed below:
Call the Business Agent, or the Office Staff, if the office is closed,
PLEASE leave a message on the answering machine, PLUS the answering machine
will give you the cellular number of the Acting Business Agent on call -CALL-
this Acting Business Agent, if he/she does not call you back, that means you
did not get through.
If you don’t reach the Acting
Business Agent, CALL Mike Sandlin (Business Agent) at (615)585-1058. If you do not reach the Business Agent, CALL Tim
Brown (President) at (615)319-3652. If
you do not reach the President, CALL, a member of the Executive Board:
Patrick Hutchison (Vice President) (615)403-8889
Daniel Fly (Secretary/Treasurer) (615)812-8125
number or message on an answering machine does not constitute proper procedure
– you must personally speak with one of the above personnel. If you do not follow the above procedure the
result will be; a no show offense for failure to appear at the job call.
Local 46 is a non-profit organization, but we do
require funds to operate. So all
personnel referred to work must pay a “referral
fee”, which is four percent (4%)
of gross wages to Local 46. The referral
fee must be paid by the 15th of each month If paid after the 15th
of the month you will be charged a late fee of $15.00. Local 46 reserves the right to initiate legal
action to recover referral fees/stamp monies owed. Local 46 reserves the right to suspend anyone
for non-payment of referral fees/stamp monies owed after a thirty (30) days of
the delinquency, giving (10) days to bring current all financial obligations,
unless arrangements have been made with the Secretary/Treasurer and/or Board of
Trustees. If payment is not made that
individual will be removed from the Referral List immediately and suspended permanently,
if that delinquency continues for six (6) months. (April 13, 2009)
status is a Referral with less than one hundred days (100) experience and hired
after December 31, 1995. A Referral must
work forty days (40) a year to maintain “HAND STATUS”.
Local 46 requires the following:
Passing 75% appropriate test to be put on the A,B,C
or D list.
Having worked one hundred days (100) of the (E)
Applicant must receive a majority vote of the
Applicant for membership in Local 46 must pat an
Initiation fee of $375, plus $100 Processing Fee, payable to the International
Tests will be given periodically and you must
sign up for them in our office.
All Referrals have the right to file an
evaluation on any conduct deemed detrimental to the Local. These evaluations must be turned into the Job
Steward on the call.
Paydays at Local 46 are Friday, after 9:00
A.M. Please be advised that some
companies pay weekly, other companies pay every other week and some companies
may take up to three (3) weeks to pay.
Please do not inquire about paychecks until after 9:00 A.M. on Fridays.
It is the Referral’s responsibility to keep the
office informed of changes in address and telephone/cell number.
All New Hires will complete a ninety (90) day
probationary period, before reaching their one hundred (100) days worked for
conformity to the Hiring Hall Rules and Regulations, Disciplinary Code and
General Rules. This will serve as an
evaluation period for determination as to whether the individual may continue
to remain on the I.A.T.S.E. Local 46 Referral List. At any time during this ninety (90) day
probationary period of which two (2) or more infractions of the Hiring Hall
Rules and Regulations, Disciplinary Code and General Rules are
witnessed/documented will be just cause for immediate/permanent dismissal from
the Referral List of I.A.T.S.E. Local 46.
The Executive Board of I.A.T.S.E. Local 46 will review all New Hire
status, as to being in compliance with the standards of I.A.T.S.E. Local 46.
Nothing contained in these rules shall be construed
or interpreted as requiring Union membership or encouraging Union membership in
order to participate in the I.A.T.S.E. Local 46 Hiring Hall. These rules are necessary to the effective
performance of I.A.T.S.E. Local 46’s function in representing its’ constituency
and in safeguarding the integrity of the Hiring Hall.
Any user of the Local 46 Hiring Hall who has
failed to complete, sign and submit an application for Referral System and who
receives a suspension for violating provisions of the Disciplinary Code WILL
NOT be allowed to return to the Referral List until submitting a completed
application for Referral System to Local 46.
This provision does not apply to Referral hall users who have been
Report any job injury to the Job Steward and
fill out two (2) copies of an Accident Report.
One (1) copy for the employer and one (1) copy for Local 46 records.
Keep records of the jobs you work. You should know the company. Job Steward’s name, dates and hours worked,
payroll check received and percentages paid.
This information is our responsibility and is needed to help correct any
problems which may occur.
DISCIPLINARY CODE AND COMMITTEE
The Disciplinary Committee is appointed by the President
with the approval from the Executive Board of I.A.T.S.E. Local 46. It consists of five (5) members, in good
standing. There must be three (3)
members present for a quorum to conduct business.
All referral evaluations are to be turned into the Job
Steward and Office Manager, who will in turn make copies: one (1) to the
Business Agent for notations and any facts he/she is aware of pertaining to the
incident, one (1) copy to the Disciplinary Committee.
The Committee will review all evaluations by majority
decision and either set a date for a hearing or refer the evaluation to the
Executive Board. If it is determined
that the evaluation is in order, the Committee shall give notice to the
individual that a hearing will be held and request the accused to attend the
meeting and present his/her defense.
This notice shall be in the form of a letter, which will state the date
the offense occurred, the offense, the Job Steward on the call, the show name,
and the company that he/she was working for as well as a copy of the
evaluation. The letter shall be mailed
out a minimum of ten (10) days prior to the hearing date or signed for in the
office. If the accused fails to appear
before the Committee, the guilt will be determined based on the evaluation alone. The accused will be notified of the
Committee’s decision by Certified Mail within ten (10) days after the hearing.
All referrals have the right to appeal the decision of the
Disciplinary Committee to the Executive Board within fourteen (14) days after
the Certified mailing.
referrals are innocent until proven guilty and have the right to a fair and
(14) days after date of Certified Mailing, hereinafter defined as “notification
individual on the Referral List shall be held accountable for their conduct
under these Referral Rules.
List of Offenses:
Theft at Work
Fighting with Intent to Cause Bodily Harm
Possession or Use of Drugs or Alcohol While on
No Show on a Job Call
Chronic Tardiness, (Defined as Three (3) time in
a Six (6) Consecutive Month Period
Walk Off a Job Call Without Proper Notification
Chronic no tools for the required job (Defined
as Three (3) time in a Six (6) Month Period.)
Chronic Improper Call Off, (Defined as Three (3)
times in a Six (6) Month Period).
Anyone working a job call without notification
and/or consent from the Union. (January 9, 2012).
Any derogatory and/or abusive language, willful
intimidation, threat of bodily harm or harassment toward any Officer, Office
Personnel, Job Steward or other referral in or about any place of employment or
within the office of Local 46 (March 8, 2010)
Dress code violations
In addition to the penalties expressly provided under the
various sections of these Referral Rules, any person who engages in improper
conduct which is detrimental to the honest and efficient operation of this Referral
Hall shall be subject to appearance before and appropriate discipline by the
Removal from the Referral List:
Commission of any of the above offenses shall be cause for that
individual being removed from the Referral List. Should an individual be found to have
committed any of these offenses by the Disciplinary Committee. Said individual
shall be immediately removed from the Referral List and will not be subject to
reinstatement except as set forth hereinafter.
An individual who is removed from the Referral List for cause may only
be reinstated to the Referral list after the following conditions are met
The individual cannot rejoin the Referral List
until after a requisite amount of time has passed following his/her removal from
the Referral List, in order to discourage habitual offenders of the Referral
Rules. The minimum amount of time spent
removed from the Referral List depends upon the severity of the offense.
First Offense Six (6) month suspension
Second offense Permanent suspension
First Offense Ten (10) days
Second Offense Thirty (30) days
Third Offense One Hundred Eighty
(180) days suspension
Fourth Offense Permanent suspension
The third (3rd)
Minor Offense in one (1) year shall constitute a First Major Offense
individual tests positive for drugs/alcohol at any company to which you have
been referred, you will not be referred out to another company until you
complete a qualified Rehabilitation Program (as defined by the employer of
record). Failure to submit to an
immediate alcohol/drug testing (when involved in an accident/damages or
injury), you will be permanently suspended from the Referral Hall.
Capital Offenses: There are certain offenses that are deemed to
be so damaging to the interests and integrity of the Referral System that
commission of such an offense will result in that individual being permanently
banned from the Referral List without an opportunity for reinstatement. Such capital offenses may include, but are
not limited to: calling for a strike or
work stoppage, competing with the Referral System for jobs or working for an
employer who competes with the Referral System for jobs or working for an
employer who competes with the Referral System for jobs, and recruiting
Referral List members to work for another employer. The Disciplinary Committee has the sole
discretion to determine whether an offense rises to the level of a Capital
The Disciplinary Code and the provisions herein
will be applied with equal force to all individuals who use the Referral System,
irrespective of an individual’s status as member or non-member of the Union.
CALL-OFF / WALK-OFF AND TURN DOWN
Calling off a call:
Failure to call off a least twelve (12) hours
prior to your call time, will result in an improper call off offense against
Failure to call off at least one (1) hour prior
to your call time, will result in a no show offense.
If the office is closed or you are unable to
contact the Business Agent or Acting Business Agent, call the office and leave
a message on the answering machine, PLUS, the answering machine will give you
the cellular number of the Acting business Agent on call – CALL this Acting
Business Agent, if he/she does not call you back that means you did not get
Leaving your number or message on an answering machine does not constitute
proper procedure. If you do not speak
with someone and follow the above procedure, it will result in a no-show
If you do not reach the Acting Business Agent,
CALL Mike Sandlin (Business Agent) at (615)585-1058. If you do not reach the Business Agent, Call,
Greg Barbour (President) at (615)394-1136.
If you do not reach the President, Call, a member of the Executive Board
Tim Brown (Vice President) (615)319-3652
Bryant Fly (Sec/Tres.) (615)330-8866
Walking off a Call:
Unless it is an emergency or sickness, when
leaving a call prior to being dismissed by the Job Steward, you must give the
Job Steward a minimum of two (2) hours’ notice.
If you leave prior to being dismissed by the Job Steward you will not be
allowed to return to that call.
FAILURE TO GIVE NOTIFICATION TWO (2) HOURS PRIOR TO LEAVING A CALL TO
THE JOB STEWARD WILL RESULT IN A WALK-OFF ON THAT CALL.
Notification of Suspension from the Referral List:
Any person suspended from the Referral List will be notified by
Certified Mail within ten (10) days after the
Disciplinary Committee meeting to the person’s last known address, listing the
date of suspension and the reason.
Failure to receive such notice shall not affect the penalty imposed.
Business Agent and/or Job Steward reserves the right to remove any person from
a job call alleged to have committed an offense under the Disciplinary
Code. If the Job Steward feels the need
to remove a person from the call, he will ask for assistance from the Executive
Board members working on that call, and/or call in the Business Agent.
Suspension from the Referral List:
Violations of the Disciplinary Code:
If an individual chooses to admit quilt, he/she may start the requisite
amount of suspension time,
If the individual chooses to come to the hearing and is found guilty by
the Disciplinary Committee his/her suspension from the Referral List shall
start fourteen (14) days after notification is given to the individual as to
their guilt, provided no appeal has been filed.
If the individual appeals the decision of the Committee to the Executive
Board, his/her suspension from the Referral List shall start immediately
following the decision of that appeal from the Executive Board.
1. The accused may
appeal any penalty imposed, or ma file a complaint concerning any other matter
involving the Disciplinary System or any alleged violation of the Rules and
Regulations, to the Executive Board.
2. The appeal or
complaint must be filed within fourteen (14) calendar days after notice of the
decision. All appeals or complaints must
be filed in writing to the Secretary/Treasurer of Local 46 and will be brought
to the attention of the Executive Board.
The Secretary/Treasurer shall notify the appellant of the date and time
of the next Executive Board meeting, so that their appeal may be heard. The written appeals or complaint must clearly
and specifically describe the subject matter of the appeal or complaint, and
the relief requested.
3. The Executive
Board, upon notice to the appellant or complainant, shall hold a hearing. Appellants or complainants who fail to appear
at the hearing shall have their appeal or complaint dismissed.
of decision defined as date of Certifited Mailing.
4. The Executive
Board may affirm the suspension, overturn the suspension, or reduce the
suspension, but may not increase the suspension. The decision of the Executive Board shall be
final and binding on all parties.