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Denver Theatrical Stage, Film and Exhibition Employees’ Union, Local No. 7
Hiring Hall Rules for Union Stagehands, Exhibition & Film Employees
Work Line 303/592-1876
Business Line 303/534-2423

To be referred for work you must:• Be at least 18 years of age.
• Have a telephone at your place of residence or be able to be reached at any time of the day. Failure to notify the Union of address and telephone changes will be considered a voluntary withdrawal from the referral list.
• Register with the Hiring Hall and update W-4 and I-9 documentation at the beginning of each year.
• Agree to be bound by and sign a copy of these Hiring Hall Rules as written or amended.

WORK CALLS:• Referrals for work may be via a telephone call to the telephone number currently on file at the Union office or in person by the Business Representative or the Business Representative’s delegate. Telephone numbers that are not in working order or that no longer belong to the referent will be removed from the Hiring Hall records and no calls will be made to that referent until a correct phone number is provided. No messages or voice mail to the referent regarding work calls will be left.
• Referents that the Hiring Hall is unable to contact on three (3) occasions during any thirty (30) day period without prior notification to the Hiring Hall shall be removed from the referral list until such time as the referent requests, of the Union office, to be reinstated to the referral system.
• Referents with concerns regarding their respective job referrals shall state those concerns in writing to the Local 7 office.

UPON ACCEPTING WORK CALLS YOU ARE REQUIRED TO:• Report for work on time and be ready to begin work at the call time.
• Have U.S. or state government-issued photo I.D. and social security card or passport to fulfill “I-9” and “W-4” requirements.
• Have the required personal tools necessary to perform the assigned work.
• Follow the directives of the contractors and their agents.
• Observe appropriate company job site rules regarding attire, smoking, eating, excessive cell phone usage, breaks and safety.
• Referents that commit acts of dishonesty or report to work under the influence of alcohol or illegal and/or illicit substances or who test positive for same, or engage in on the job use, possession, sale or distribution of alcohol or illegal or illicit substances shall be subject to suspension or termination from the employer.
• Conduct yourself professionally in your relations with contractors, contractors’ clients, managers, and co-workers.
• Refrain from any acts or conduct which would be considered just cause for suspension or termination under general principles of labor arbitration.
• Remain on the job until the completion of the initial call and/or call back as required. Referents may not quit or leave a job in order to take another unless requested or reassigned by the Local.
• Inform the Job or House Steward and the Local #7 office at 303/534-2423 if you cannot accept a call back for a job.
• Refer any questions or complaints concerning conditions, hours, safety or the like to the Job or House Steward.

CANCELLING A WORK CALL:• To cancel an accepted referral, you must notify the Local 7 office at least eight (8) hours before the call time at 303/534-2423 and speak with the Union Office Manager or leave a message in the general voice mailbox.

PROBATIONARY STATUS:A person who signs up for employment through the Local 7 Hiring Hall shall be classified as a Probationary Referent until such referent remains on the referral list for at least one (1) year from the first date of appearance on the referral list. If the referent incurs a No Call/ No Show infraction on their first assignment, then they shall be removed from the referral list until such time they inform the Hiring Hall in writing, requesting to be reinstated. All other infractions shall start at Step 2. Upon more than one (1) Hiring Hall infraction during the probationary period, and at the determination of the Hiring Hall Hearing Committee, the referent may receive additional discipline and conditions of continued referral employment before being returned to the referral list. The Hiring Hall Hearing Committee reserves the right to permanently remove a Probationary Referent from the Hiring Hall referral list.

HIRING HALL INFRACTIONS:Violations of any of these Hiring Hall Rules will subject the referent to consequences after notice, written appeal and/or hearing.

All infractions may be appealed. Referents may only request a hearing when an infraction may result in suspension of one (1) year or more, when the referent may be removed from the referral list entirely, or a Detrimental Conduct infraction. Please see the APPEALS and HEARINGS sections below.

HIRING HALL INFRACTIONS:Violations of any of these Hiring Hall Rules will subject the referent to consequences after notice, written appeal and/or hearing.

All infractions may be appealed. Referents may only request a hearing when an infraction may result in suspension of one (1) year or more, when the referent may be removed from the referral list entirely, or a Detrimental Conduct infraction. Please see the APPEALS and HEARINGS sections below.

WALK ON: to mean the referent appears on the job site requesting and/or soliciting employment without being referred
to the job site or work call through the Hiring Hall.
Each infraction shall be based on the number of infractions in the previous twelve (12) months.
1> The first Walk On shall result in the referent being dropped from the referral list for one (1) week.
2> The second Walk On shall result in the referent being dropped from the referral list for two (2) weeks.
3> The third Walk On shall result in the referent being dropped from the referral list for one (1) month.
4> The fourth and succeeding Walk On shall result in the referent being dropped from the referral list for six (6) months.

INSUFFICIENT NOTICE: to mean that the referent has failed to inform the Hiring Hall at least eight (8) hours, with reason, prior to the work call that the referent will not be in attendance at the assigned work call.
Each infraction shall be based on the number of infractions in the previous twelve (12) months.
1>The first insufficient notice shall result in a written warning to the referent.
2>The second insufficient notice shall result in the referent being dropped from the referral list for one (1) week.
3>The third insufficient notice shall result in the referent being dropped from the referral list for one (1) month.
4>The fourth and succeeding insufficient notice shall result in the referent being dropped from the referral list for six (6) months.

NO CALL/NO SHOW: to mean the referent fails to appear for the assigned work call within 30 minutes of the start time, or does not notify the Union office before the start time of the assigned work call.
Each infraction shall be based on the number of infractions in the previous twelve (12) months.
1>The first No Call/No Show shall result in the referent being dropped from the referral list for one (1) week.
2>The second No Call/No Show shall result in the referent being dropped from the referral list for two (2) weeks.
3>The third No Call/No Show shall result in the referent being dropped from the referral list for one (1) month.
4>The fourth No Call/No Show shall result in the referent being dropped from the referral list for six (6) months.
The fifth and succeeding No Call/No Show shall result in the referent being dropped from the referral list for one (1) year.

DETRIMENTAL CONDUCT: to mean physical or verbal abuse, threats, bullying, illegal harassment or intimidation towards any person or persons; acts of dishonesty; reporting for work when ability is impaired by alcohol or illegal drug use; intentional damage to property or injury to person or persons; willful or purposeful safety violations; refusal to follow authorized directions or assignments; insubordination; collusion with management that involves personal gain; or any like or similar action or activities on the part of the referent that are inconsistent with providing quality stagehand services to Local 7 contractors or contractors’ clients or that would in any manner bring discredit to the Local. Any infraction of detrimental conduct may subject the referent to immediate removal from the work site and, based upon hearing, shall subject the referent to possible suspension and/or removal from the referral list at the discretion of the Hiring Hall Hearing Committee based on factors such as, but not limited to, severity and frequency of the infraction.

Process For Reporting Of An Infraction:Local 7’s Job or House Steward on the call shall be responsible for submitting an Incident Report to the Hiring Hall any infractions including, but not limited to, Walk On, No Call/No Show, and Detrimental Conduct. Infractions must be reported within five (5) calendar days of the infraction. Additionally, if a contractor advises the Local that it has suspended or permanently terminated a referent, such notice will be considered an infraction report.

Appeals:All referents shall receive a written notice informing the referent of the alleged infraction. The referent shall have fourteen (14) calendar days from the date of the written notice to appeal the infraction to the Hiring Hall Rules Committee in writing with any legible supporting documentation. If a timely appeal is received, the Committee shall review the appeal within fourteen (14) calendar days. If the referent does not appeal within fourteen (14) calendar days, the referent will be deemed to have waived any challenge to the infraction. In the case that the infraction is Detrimental Conduct, may result in a suspension of one (1) year or more, or removal from the referral list entirely, the referent may request a hearing. The referent shall be so notified. Please see HEARINGS section below.

Hearings:Should a hearing be scheduled, the referent should bring to the hearing any supporting documentation.

When a timely written request for a hearing is received, the referent shall be notified in writing of the date, time and place of the hearing. If the referent does not request a hearing within the fourteen (14) day period, or if the referent fails to appear for the scheduled hearing, the referent shall be deemed to have waived any hearing and the alleged infraction shall be determined to be admitted and have merit and the Committee shall have the right to award appropriate disciplinary action for the infraction. If there is a hearing, the Committee shall have full discretion to determine the merits of the allegation and to assess any penalties and/or other discipline. The decision of the Hiring Hall Committee is final and binding on the referent and the Hiring Hall.

If you have any questions regarding the Local 7 Hiring Hall Rules, please call the Local 7 office at 303/534-2423.

As a condition of first and/or continued referral from the IATSE Local 7 Hiring Hall, I have read and agree to be bound by these Hiring Hall Rules.