How to Sign Books
CLICK HERE FOR THE LOCAL 40 ONLINE REQUEST FORM
If you have any questions please email firstname.lastname@example.org and be sure to include a copy of your Photo I.D., current Dues Receipt, and Travel Letter.
If you are working in Local 40’s Jurisdiction and not a member of Local 40, you must clear-in with the hall on your first day of work by 4pm. While working in Local 40’s Jurisdiction, you will be responsible for paying Monthly Permit/Traveler Dues to Local 40, click here to view dues policies and more information on Dues Calculations. In addition to Clearing-in and paying Monthly Permit/Traveler Dues, you are also responsible for clearing-out when leaving the jurisdiction and ensuring your last month of Permit/Traveler Dues has been paid. It is always a good idea to check-in with both your Home Local (if applicable) and your Employer to obtain any additional information such as E.R.T.S. Reciprocation of Hours, Non-Working Dues, and more while working in Local 40’s Jurisdiction.
How to Re-Sign
Re-Sign Week is the 10th through the 16th of every month!!
- Click the LOGIN button in the top right-hand corner.
- Your USER ID is your email address (or card number) on file with the hall.
- Once you have Logged in, head to the “Referral” Page and click the Re-Sign button.
f you have any issues with your Login or Re-Sign, please email your re-sign to email@example.com.
IBEW LOCAL 40 – DISPATCH PROCEDURES
Applicants for employment are eligible to sign the Local 40 Out-of-Work List (AKA ‘The Book’) when they are not employed. IBEW Members from other locals (Travelers) must provide a current signed letter of introduction from their home local Business Manager (AKA Travel Letter – must be dated within 90 days) and proof of California State General Electrician Certification. Applicants may sign the Out-of-Work List Monday through Friday, between 8:00 AM and 4:30 PM
An applicant qualified to work in a special skill area or areas (welding, sound, cable splicing) should indicate so when registering on the Out-of-Work List, and may be required to show documentation to verify any special skills claimed. When a referral call for special skills is requested, only those applicants who have those special skills will be called for that referral.
All applicants must re-sign every month between 8:00 AM on the 10th and before 4:30 PM on the 16th of each month either in person or by fax (818-762-4379) email (firstname.lastname@example.org), or on-line (www.ibewlocal40.com). Failure to re-sign during re-sign week will result in your removal from the out of work book and you will need to re-sign the book in person at the bottom of the out of work list.
Online, email and fax re-signs will require the following information: Name, Address, Home Local Number, and IBEW Card Number or driver’s license number or government issued ID, Book Number which person is signing (Book 1, Book 2, Book 3 or Book 4 – See very bottom for defintions)
In cases where a person is rolled off the book for failure to re-sign and there was an error, the person may be reinstated to their position on the book by providing proof that an email, fax or online resign was made during the re-sign week.
If you are working during re-sign week and you work a less than 40 Hours, you must re-sign upon your lay-off in order to retain your position on the Out-of-Work List. If you work over 40 hours (with no maximum limit) you will be removed from the book and must re-sign by email, fax or in person to be placed back on the book. Upon lay-off or termination, all persons are required to sign the books in-person.
Dispatch will be conducted by telephone, starting at 1:00 p.m. for work scheduled for the following day, and will continue until all job calls are filled. If called for referral and unable to speak to the referral agent a message will be left to contact the referral agent. Normally five (5) minutes are allowed to respond before calling the next person on the book. If the job call is filled before the person calls back then that will be counted as a turndown and the person will be issued a strike. If contact is made and the call is turned down a strike will be issued and they will be notified that this is strike 1, 2 or 3. Being unavailable for referral or not getting back to the referral agent will be considered a strike. Registrants will be allowed two turndowns (strikes) without penalty and be removed from the book for the third turndown (strike). After removal from the book an applicant is required to re-sign in-person to be placed back on the Out-of Work List.
Job referrals will be offered to applicants in order of chronological priority on the Out-of-Work List and must be personally accepted or turned down by the applicant who signed the Out-of-Work List(s).
The only exceptions to this policy will be in the case of emergency, after-hours job calls for motion picture production companies or job requests that employers must fill outside of normal dispatch hours. These calls will be filled by whatever means necessary.
If an applicant accepts a work referral and does not report for work or visits the job and then rejects it, or quits a job which was accepted, they will be required to sign at the bottom of the Out-of-Work List. If an employer refused to accept an applicant the person will maintain their position on the books and will not be issued a strike.
Individuals receiving two (2) terminations for cause within a twelve (12) month period will be suspended from future referral privileges until they appear before the appeals Committee for a determination as to their eligibility for referral.
Any applicant who is going on vacation is required to notify Local 40 by fax or email no later than the day before they start vacation. On return from vacation the applicant must provide re0sign when they are back from vacation, in order to retain their position on the Out-of-Work List.
Any applicant, who feels that the rules of the Local 40 Dispatch Procedures are not being carried out properly, should contact the dispatcher immediately. If, after talking with the dispatcher, the applicant is not satisfied, he/she should request to review his/her question or complaint with the Business Manager.
Reciprocation of Health & Pension Benefits
Work under the “Inside Construction Agreement” is Reciprocal to Health & Pensions of all IBEW Inside Agreements nationwide, provided your ERTS (Electronic Reciprocal Transfer System) paperwork is filed. Click here or more information
All work under the “Motion Picture Agreement” is NOT Reciprocal. It may take up to 8 months after hire date to receive health benfits
Motion Picture Industry Pension & Health Plan
Health coverage in the Motion Picture Health Plan is determined on a monthly basis for six month benefit periods. In order to become eligible, you have to:
- Work within an Eligibility Period subsequent to a Qualifying Period in which you have earned a minimum of 600 hours.
- Have earned a combined total of at least 600 hours within two consecutive Qualifying Periods for benefits in the Eligibility Period subsequent to the second Qualifying Period.
Once you have met the requirement for Initial Eligibility, you will be eligible for benefits in each subsequent six month Eligibility Period, provided that you work, or are on a weekly guarantee, resulting in a minimum of 300 hours. Your eligibility will not be reviewed again until your current benefits expire.
Pension – Five (5) qualified years to vest. Qualified year = 400 credited hours.
Please call the Plan Office @ (818) 769-0007 Ext. 263 for more information.
Group I (Book 1) All applicants for employment who have four (4) or more years’ experience in the trade; are residents of the geographical area constituting the normal construction labor market; have passed a Journeyman Wireman’s examination given by a duly constituted Inside Construction Local Union of the IBEW or have been certified as a Journeyman Wireman by any Inside Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee, and who have been employed in the trade for a period of at least one (1) year in the last four (4) years in the geographical area covered by the collective bargaining agreement.
Group I status shall be limited to one Local Union at one time.
GROUP II (Book 2) All applicants for employment who have four or more years’ experience in the trade, and who have passed a Journeyman
Wireman’s examination given by a duly constituted Inside Construction Local Union of the IBEW or have been certified as a Journeyman Wireman by any Inside Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee.
GROUP III (Book 3) All applicants for employment who have two (2) or more years’ experience in the trade; are residents of the geographical area constituting the normal construction labor market; and who have been employed for at least six (6) months in the last three (3) years in the geographical area covered by the collective bargaining agreement.
GROUP IV (Book 4) All applicants for employment who have worked at the trade for more than one (1) year.