Overflow Responsibilities

Although people on the Overflow List are not union members, they still have some responsibilities which show the Local that they intend to be hard-working team players.These are the responsibilities you are going to be expected to know and follow, regardless of what you may have been told by a Union Member.

  • You understand that a person on the Overflow List is not a Union member.
  • You understand that it’s your own responsibility to keep your contact and other information up-to-date with the Local 480 office.
  • You understand that the Local has a duty to its members to make efforts to get them hired first.
  • You understand that being on the Overflow List does not automatically get you hired and that Overflow work is often short and sporadic.
  • You understand that when you are working under the Union Contract, you’re responsible for paying 4% work dues, which may or may not come out of your paycheck. Better double-check!. You’re responsible for paying these owed dues if they don’t. In fact, your application to join the local cannot be processed until you pay any 4% works dues owed. Be sure to fill out a 4% Work Dues Authorization form whenever you work.
  • You understand that you must submit pay stubs in order to move forward towards getting an application to join the union. The Local 480 office does not receive copies of your pay stubs, so you need to submit them. It is important to have them once you become a member so you should get into the habit of saving your pay stubs now.
  • You understand that you are not a member of Local 480 until you fill out an application and return it with the full Initiation Fee.
  • You understand that, while anyone can work in any craft in which they are able to get hired, individuals on the Overflow List may only list one craft on their 480 profile.
  • You understand that because you are not a member, anyone who wants to hire you must get permission to do so from the Business Agent before you start working.