If a job is posted as filled it’s usually because it was a name request, an apprentice returning from school, etc.
The Unemployed List The Unemployed List contains everyone who is currently unemployed and has their Ready for Work certifications, regardless of their availability.
Typically shifts are written with the number of working days, a slash, then the number of days off. Some Typical Shifts 21/7 = Work 21 days, 7 days off 20/8 = Work 20 days, 8 days off 14/7 = Work 14 days, 7 days off 10/4 = Work 10 days, 4 days off 5/2 = … Read more
When you’re logged in as a member and viewing unfilled dispatch requests, you will see a link to Register for the call. The online call registration is one of two ways that you can inform the dispatch office that you are interested in and would like a phone call for that dispatch request. If you … Read more
Occasionally, the dispatch request postings on the web site will have acronyms in the details section. RFS: Return From School. See this FAQ for more information NR: Name Request. See the Dispatch Rules and Name Request FAQs for more information JW: Journeyman Wireman AW: Apprentice Wireman WW: Wireman Welder BT: Boomtruck Operator LOA: Living Out … Read more
If you’re an apprentice that’s currently working and you will be attending school, the contractor that you’re working for will give you a layoff to attend school. You must call the dispatch office to put your name on the out of work list. If you don’t call the dispatch office when you’re laid off, all … Read more
What is a name request? A name request is when a contractor requests a specific person regardless of where they are on the out of work list. From the IBEW 993 Dispatch Rules: All contractors working in the jurisdiction of IBEW LU 993 will be entitled to name request one journeyman on a one to … Read more
No. There is a maximum number of name requests that a contractor can have, based on the number of people currently on site. See “How do name requests work?” for more information.
While it’s possible to move down on the list, it usually only happens rarely unless you’re quite far down on the list. If a member is cleared for a short period of time, it’s possible that their days worked number after their days worked are added is still lower than yours.
The IBEW 993 unemployed lists are ordered based on the number of days worked in the current year. Everyone is assigned a number, to which the number of days worked is added to, determining their position on the list. Example: If someone has a number of 100 and they work 53 days, their new number … Read more