New Referral Technicians
INSTRUCTIONS TO LOCAL 16 REFERRAL TECHNICIANS
The following represent the expectations of Local 16 and its referral of technicians to signatory employers.
1) BE ON TIME: It is essential that all persons report to each and every job at least fifteen minutes prior to the commencement of work. This allows each individual to prepare for the work day and be ready to begin work at the prescribed time. Being late to a job is grounds for being sent home from a job without pay. Repeated tardiness is grounds for losing your referral privileges.
2) DRESS AS INSTRUCTED BY THE OFFICE: Every referral has a dress code as directed by the employer for that specific job. The dress codes are as follows:
Work Clothes (WC): Casual, clean clothes; long pants (jeans); shirt, appropriate work shoes. Shorts are not acceptable work attire. Some jobs may require specific foot wear such as steel toed boots. Specific needs will be communicated to you upon reference to a job. T-shirts with advertisements or phrases on them may not always be appropriate. When in doubt, wear something else. You can always wear a Local 16 shirt.
Neat Work Clothes (NWC): Neat but casual dress. Clean, collared shirt, khakis or casual slacks, clean shoes other than tennis shoes or boots.
Super Neat Work Clothes, or Business Casual(SNWC or Biz Cas): Dress shirt or Polo shirt, dark, dress slacks, dress shoes.
Neat Work Blacks (NWB): This is the same as Super Neat Work Clothes, but all of the clothes must be black.
Show Blacks (SBLKS): This is the same as work clothes but all of the clothes must be black.
Suit: Matching dress slacks and coat with a dress shirt, a tie and practical dress shoes. Women should wear a business suit with slacks, and practical dress shoes. (Skirts are not practical.)
Symphony Dress (SYMP): This is the same as a suit but with black slacks and coat.
Tuxedo (TUX): A black tuxedo.
3) BRING YOUR TOOLS: Unless otherwise instructed by the office, every technician is expected to come to each job with the tools required to execute all aspects of the position to which you have been referred. Technicians are not expected to bring power tools or major diagnostic tools to the job with them with the exception of battery operated screw guns and hand held meters when appropriate. Technicians are expected to wear a tool belt and carry the tools that they need to perform their jobs at all times. Failure to do so when asked by your department head may lead to dismissal. See the tool lists below
4) PAYROLL RECORDS: You must bring with you to each job the identification papers needed to complete the I-9 form on the Local 16 three in one form(I-9, W-4, Work fee check-off form). This usually means your drivers license and Social Security Card or your Passport. Doing so will help to speed up the payroll process. Keep track of your job numbers, your employer and steward, the hours and days you work and any other pertinent information about your call in the Local 16 work log book. Allow two weeks from the end of each job for payment. If you do not receive payment or if the payment is incorrect, you may come to the Local 16 offices and complete a payroll resolution form and Local 16 will assist you in correcting whatever payroll problem exists. NEVER contact the employer first about a payroll problem!
5) CALL IN YOUR AVAILABILITY: When you are sure of when the job you are on will end, it is your responsibility to call Local 16's offices to put your name on the out of work list. This may be done any weekday between 9 AM and 6 PM by calling 415-441-6400 and speaking to the receptionist or after hours by leaving a message.Your name is place on the list the day you call in your availability. Once your name is on the list, it will remain there for one week or until you are referred to a job and that job begins. Every day the list is scanned and all names that have been on the list for 7 days or who are referred to a job beginning that day are removed. This list is maintained as a service to the technicians referred by Local 16 and to Local 16's signatory employers.
6) BE PROFESSIONAL: The rates and conditions enjoyed by technicians working under Local 16's collective bargaining agreements mandate that technicians conduct themselves in a professional manner that will further the interests of Local 16, its employers and the other technicians who work under those agreements. Do not expect to be rewarded beyond your pay. Do not eat food that is intended for use by the client unless instructed to do so. Do not take merchandise from a client unless the client offers it to you. Do not solicit food, gifts or other rewards from a client.
7) COMMUNICATE: Local 16 has an agent on call 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Should you experience any difficulties regarding a job to which you are going, a job that you are on, or a job that you have already been on, call the Local 16 number, 415-441-6400 or the emergency pager number for the on call agent, 415-679-1616. You may leave a message at the office if the problem does not require attention outside of business hours. If the problem is an emergency and needs the immediate attention of an agent outside of normal business hours, use the pager number to reach the on call agent.
SUGGESTED TOOL PACKAGE: The following lists have been compiled by Local 16 with the cooperation and participation of our signatory employers. The tools listed below are required to do the work at the professional level dictated by Local 16's negotiated wage scales. You should not only carry these tools, but they should be in good working order and you should know how to use them.
BASIC THEATRICAL TOOL PACKAGE - for calls at the theaters and for carpenter and electric calls in the convention center and hotels.
Tool Belt - For tools and basic hardware you will need
on the job - No Fanny Packs
AUDIO VISUAL JOBS
WHAT TO BRING TO WORK AS A-2 FOR GENERAL SESSION
OPTIONAL (but highly recommended):
*These tools should be brought to ALL Local 16 calls
C3 Tool List
ADDITIONAL TOOLS FOR WELDERS:
ADDITIONAL TOOLS FOR GREENS WORKERS:
Recommended Rigging Tools
*Full Body Harness – Rated (Ansi Z395.1)
*Lanyard / “Y” Lanyard (Cow Palace)
*Auto Lock Steel Carabiners (minimum 2)
*Multi Loop 5ft
*CMC Rescue Sheave
100ft Cloth Tape Measure
30ft Steel Tape Measure
Channel Locks 8”
Crescent Wrench 8” (wide mouth, must open to 1 1/8”)
4 in 1 Screw Driver
Ratcheting Box Wrench ¾ x 7/8
Socket Wrench 3/8 Drive: 11/16, 9/16, 3/8 Deep Sockets
Socket Wrench 1/2 Drive: 15/16, 7/8, 3/4 Deep Sockets