What does it mean to Zero Out the Unemployed List?

At the beginning of a new year the unemployed lists are renumbered, maintaining everyone’s position. You position on the unemployed list will not change because of a zero out. Immediately after a zero out, your position on the Master Unemployed List and your days worked number will be exactly the same. The process of zeroing … Read more

What is my days worked number?

Your current number is determined by taking your number from the beginning of the year and adding the number of days that you’ve worked in the current year. Your number is not your place on the out of work list but determines your place on the list. Even if you haven’t worked any days in … Read more

Why have I moved down on the list?

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.

How is the order of the unemployed list determined?

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

When I get laid off, do I go to the bottom of the list?

Typically no. Your position on the unemployed list is determined by the number of days that you’ve worked in the current year. It’s important to inform the dispatch office via the online form or by telephone (no messages) whenever you are out of work so those days aren’t counted as days worked.