How can I Join Local 44?
The first prerequisite to join Local 44 is accumulating 30 days of union work registered with Contract Services Administration Trust Fund (CSATF). Every day that you work on a non-union production that turned into a union project, you must request your payroll company to report your days to CSATF. It is important that you save every check stub and call your payroll companies reminding them to report your days to CSATF.
How can I work on a union show if I am not a member?
There are two ways you may work on a union production if you are not a member.
1. Working as a “Permit” on a turned over call from Local 44.
These rules must be followed for a Turnover to be considered legal. Failure to comply is cause for rejecting your days and grieving the production.
o A representative authorized to hire for a production must place a work call at Local 44.
o The work call must be placed no later than 6:30 p.m. the day before the call. The Call Board must be given adequate time to fill the call. The Call Board contacts members of the requested craft, starting with the member who has been unemployed for the longest amount of time.
o The person who places the work call may provide names of members to call, otherwise known as a “request call”. After the “requested” members have been called, the Call Board will inform the “requestor” if the call has been filled. If it has not been filled, the “requestor” may provide more member names, or the Call Board will attempt to fill the call by contacting members of the requested craft, starting with the member who has been unemployed for the longest amount of time.
o If all members in the requested craft are working and not available, the union will turn over the call to the production allowing them to hire a “permit” (non-union worker).
Once you have completed thirty (30) union days, you must submit your time worked to CSATF in order to be placed on the Industry Experience Roster and join Local 44.
2. Organizing a production from Non-union to Union.
If you are working on a non-union show which “flips” (becomes a union show) and you accumulate a total of 30 days, you may be eligible to join Local 44. You must be working on the production prior to the organizing effort. Once you have completed a total of thirty (30) days, you must submit your time worked to CSATF in order to be placed on the Industry Experience Roster and join Local 44. The local always appreciates any information which may lead to the signing of a non-union production.