Code of Excellence - IBEW

Code of Excellence - IBEW

Welcome 7 District Code of Excellence th Training Program Give Your: Name Classification Brief Background Training Program Objectives To help our workers understand how attitudes affect productivity on the jobsite, thereby making us more productive and creating more work opportunities for our workers. Training Program Objectives To help our workers cope with the everyday problems

that develop on our jobs in a manner that is acceptable to our customers and employers. Training Program Objectives To remind ourselves that we work for customers and our future work is dependent upon their satisfaction. Training Program Objectives To address issues that reduce competitiveness and affect market share without reducing wages and benefits. Why are we here? 7th District Code of Excellence The parties to this Agreement recognize that to meet the needs of our customers, both employer and employee must meet the highest levels of performance, professionalism, and

productivity. The Code of Excellence has proven to be a vital element in meeting the customers expectations. Therefore each IBEW local union and NECA chapter shall implement a Code of Excellence Program. The program shall include minimum standards as designed by the IBEW and NECA. 7th District Code of Excellence The 7th District Code of Excellence is a program designed to provide increased value to outside line construction and maintenance users by enhancing the performance of signatory employers and the efficiency and craftsmanship of IBEW workers. Objectives Build a new awareness among signatory contractors of the importance of proper management, planning, and supervision necessary to be competitive in the electrical construction marketplace.

Objectives Establish & enforce high standards for worker efficiency and conduct on the job. 7 District Code of Excellence Why is it important? th Competition Marketing Perceptions by Owners & Customers Perceptions Our View of the Value of the IBEWNECA Team Highly skilled workforce Higher quality product

More productive workforce Safer workforce/Less insurance costs On time/On budget Drug free Flexible and mobile Contractors & Union are business partners Perceptions IBEW-NECA Team as Viewed by Many Owners and Customers Too expensive Less productive Haven for poor workers Jurisdictional problems Restrictive contracts Loss of control of business Bad previous experience 7 th District Code of Excellence

Who Is Responsible? Contractors Workers Contractors & Workers IBEW Local Union 7 th District Code of Excellence Contractor Responsibilities Management and Planning Effective Supervision Proper tools and materials Safe work environment 7 th District Code of Excellence

Worker Responsibilities Customer Awareness Compliance with contractors & customers work rules Quality & Safety Initiative and Productivity 7 th District Code of Excellence Local Union Responsibilities Stress importance of the customer Educate membership on workplace ethics Build pride in craftsmanship and quality Maintain and enforce general rules of conduct 7

th District Code of Excellence Joint Responsibilities Leadership Cooperation Education Mutual Respect 7th District Code of Excellence Solutions Increasing Productivity Provide membership education Recognize employer responsibility Establish Standards of Conduct

Stress enforcement and accountability 7th District Code of Excellence Solutions Increasing Productivity Recognize employer accountability Provide supervisory education Define joint responsibilities 7th District Code of Excellence Solutions Standards of Conduct Membership education Define and publish Standards of Conduct Enforcement and accountability

Prohibited Conduct and Additional Corrective Action Following Termination by Employer for Cause Prohibited Conduct 1st Offense** 2nd Offense (within one year) 3rd & Subsequent Offenses Excessive Absenteeism & Tardiness Verbal warning by Business Manager or his designated representative Mandatory appearance Mandatory appearance before Local Peer Review before Code of

Committee Excellence Committee Poor and Unprofessional Attitude and/or Appearance Verbal warning by Business Manager or his designated representative Mandatory class on the Mandatory appearance 7th District Code of before Code of Excellence and Excellence Committee mandatory appearance before Local Peer Review Committee ** In addition to the verbal warning, a letter shall be placed in the members file documenting the warning.

Prohibited Conduct and Additional Corrective Action Following Termination by Employer for Cause Prohibited Conduct 1st Offense** 2nd Offense (within one year) 3rd & Subsequent Offenses Non-compliance with Employer/ Customer Work Rules Verbal warning by Business Manager or his designated representative Mandatory class on the 7th District Code of Excellence & mandatory

appearance before Local Peer Review Committee Mandatory appearance before Code of Excellence Committee Poor Workmanship Mandatory appearance before Local Peer Review Committee Mandatory Skills Assessment & Required Training Mandatory appearance before Code of Excellence Committee Poor Productivity Mandatory

appearance before Local Peer Review Committee Mandatory Skills Assessment & Required Training Mandatory appearance before Code of Excellence Committee ** In addition to the verbal warning, a letter shall be placed in the members file documenting the warning. Prohibited Conduct and Additional Corrective Action Following Termination by Employer for Cause Prohibited Conduct 1st Offense** 2nd Offense (within one year)

3rd & Subsequent Offenses Using selfhelp instead of the Grievance Procedure Mandatory appearance Mandatory class on Mandatory before Local Peer Review the 7th District Code of appearance before Committee Excellence Code of Excellence Committee Horseplay Verbal warning by Business Manager or his designated representative Mandatory appearance before Local Peer Review Committee & mandatory training

Harassment of coworkers Mandatory training appropriate for type of harassment & mandatory appearance before Local Peer Review Committee Mandatory appearance before Code of Excellence Committee Mandatory appearance before Code of Excellence Committee ** In addition to the verbal warning, a letter shall be placed in the members file documenting the warning. Prohibited Conduct and Additional Corrective Action Following Termination by Employer for Cause Prohibited Conduct

1st Offense** 2nd Offense (within one year) 3rd & Subsequent Offenses *Participation in any type of Work Slowdown or Work Stoppage Mandatory appearance before Code of Excellence Committee up to possible expulsion depending on the circumstances Mandatory appearance before Code of Excellence Committee up to probable expulsion

Probable expulsion Theft Restitution equivalent to the value of stolen items Mandatory appearance before Code of Excellence Committee Probable expulsion *Under IBEW policy, any member who participates in an unauthorized work stoppage will be brought up on charges by the Local Union Business Manager. ** In addition to the verbal warning, a letter shall be placed in the members file documenting the warning. Prohibited Conduct and Additional Corrective Action Following Termination by Employer for Cause Prohibited Conduct 1st Offense**

2nd Offense (within one year) *Instigating a Work Stoppage Mandatory appearance Probable expulsion before Code of Excellence Committee up to possible expulsion depending on the circumstances Jobsite Violence Mandatory appearance before Code of Excellence Committee and mandatory Anger Management Training 3rd & Subsequent Offenses Probable expulsion

*Under IBEW policy, any member who participates in an unauthorized work stoppage will be brought up on charges by the Local Union Business Manager. ** In addition to the verbal warning, a letter shall be placed in the members file documenting the warning. Only a Local Union Trial Board can expel a member. 7th District Code of Excellence Solutions Employer Responsibilities Reassign ineffective supervision Use cost effective skill mix Manage material and tools Proper job layout Safe work environment 7th District Code of Excellence Solutions Supervisory Training and Education Supervisor selection Supervisor education on 7th District Code of Excellence

Supervisor training 7th District Code of Excellence Triangle Customer FOUNDATION IBEW NECA Hourly Labor Cost Journeyman Lineman Union CW/CE Journeyman Lineman Rate $ 32.00 $ Non-Union CW/CE

30.00 Unemployment 3% $ 0.96 $ 0.90 FICA* 7.65% $ 2.45 $ 2.30 Workers Comp. 9.7% $

3.10 $ 2.91 $ 0.96 $ 0.32 $ 39.79 $ 36.11 Wage and Benefits Family Health Insurance (Lineco) NEBF (Nat'l Elec. Benefit Fund) 3%

Local Pension and/or NEAP Apprenticeship Fund NEIF (Nat'l Electrical Industry Fund) 1% NLMCC** Fund Paid Vacation Paid Holiday Per Diem Total Labor Wage * Social Security 0.620%, Medicare 0.145% **National Labor Management Cooperative Committee - $0.01 per hour (max. $1,500) Hourly Labor Cost Line Foreman Union CW/CE Foreman Rate $ 36.00 $ Non-Union

CW/CE 35.00 Unemployment 3% $ 1.08 $ 1.05 FICA* 7.65% $ 2.75 $ 2.68 Workers Comp. 9.7% $

3.49 $ 3.40 $ 1.08 $ 0.36 $ 44.77 $ 42.12 Wage and Benefits Family Health Insurance (Lineco)

NEBF (Nat'l Elec. Benefit Fund) 3% Local Pension and/or NEAP Apprenticeship Fund NEIF (Nat'l Electrical Industry Fund) 1% NLMCC** Fund Paid Vacation Paid Holiday Per Diem Total Labor Wage * Social Security 0.620%, Medicare 0.145% **National Labor Management Cooperative Committee - $0.01 per hour (max. $1,500) Hourly Labor Cost Apprentice Union CW/CE Apprentice Rate $ 22.00 $

Non-Union CW/CE 14.00 Unemployment 3% $ 0.66 $ 0.42 FICA* 7.65% $ 1.68 $ 1.07 Workers Comp. 9.7%

$ 2.13 $ 1.36 $ 0.66 $ 0.22 $ 27.36 $ 16.85 Wage and Benefits

Family Health Insurance (Lineco) NEBF (Nat'l Elec. Benefit Fund) 3% Local Pension and/or NEAP Apprenticeship Fund NEIF (Nat'l Electrical Industry Fund) 1% NLMCC** Fund Paid Vacation Paid Holiday Per Diem Total Labor Wage * Social Security 0.620%, Medicare 0.145% **National Labor Management Cooperative Committee - $0.01 per hour (max. $1,500) Hourly Labor Cost Groundman Union CW/CE Groundman Rate $ 12.00 $

Non-Union CW/CE 10.00 Unemployment 3% $ 0.36 $ 0.30 FICA* 7.65% $ 0.92 $ 0.77 Workers Comp. 9.7%

$ 1.16 $ 0.97 $ 0.36 $ 0.12 $ 14.92 $ 12.04 Wage and Benefits

Family Health Insurance (Lineco) NEBF (Nat'l Elec. Benefit Fund) 3% Local Pension and/or NEAP Apprenticeship Fund NEIF (Nat'l Electrical Industry Fund) 1% NLMCC** Fund Paid Vacation Paid Holiday Per Diem Total Labor Wage * Social Security 0.620%, Medicare 0.145% **National Labor Management Cooperative Committee - $0.01 per hour (max. $1,500) Composite Crew Rate Comparison Union CW/CE Apprentice Hourly Rate $ 22.00

$ Non-Union CW/CE 14.00 Journeyman Lineman Hourly Rate $ 32.00 $ 30.00 Line Foreman Hourly Rate $ 36.00 $ 35.00

Groundman Hourly Rate $ 12.00 $ 10.00 Total Labor Cost $ 102.00 $ 89.00 Subtotal $ 102.00

$ 89.00 Add 15% Overhead and Profit $ 15.30 $ 13.35 Total Bid $ Add Apprentice, Journeyman Lineman, Line Foreman and Groundman together then $ divide by 4 to get the Composite Rate Divide Non-Union Composite Crew cost by Union Composite Crew Cost to determine productivity factor. Union crews must be that much more productive in order to be even in overall cost.

117.30 $ 102.35 25.50 $ 22.25 Wage and Benefits 1.15 IBEW Code of Excellence Thank you for your participation!

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