An important message from Local 197 Executive Committee
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Our Local is actively recruiting carpenters with at least four years experience in the Interior Systems and Millwork fields, for dozens of job openings in the immediate future.
We are asking members to refer their friends who would like to be part of the union for an interview. Members who refer three strong candidates that end up joining the union will be awarded with a union t-shirt of their preference.
To refer candidates, please send their information via text message to one of our union representatives listed below. Also include your name and phone number. Thank You!
Patrick (757) 297-8870
Kunta (202) 615-0882
Alan (443) 865-3885
For other areas within KML jurisdiction, Online Application
KML COUNCIL SPECIAL COMMUNICATION
Brothers and Sisters, as we reported on our last union monthly meeting on Wednesday, January 9, starting this year, we are implementing technology in our Job Dispatch Procedures.
YOU SHOULD HAVE RECEIVED THIS NOTE IN THE MAIL ALREADY. IF NOT, PLEASE CALL THE UNION TO UPDATE YOUR MAILING ADDRESS AND TO RECEIVE A COPY.
Please put special attention and take action on this note from our Executive Secretary Treasurer Bill Waterkotte:
January 1, 2019
In January, the Keystone + Mountain + Lakes Regional Council of Carpenters will be launching a convenient job-dispatching system called Member Information Exchange, or MIX 20/20. Members will still receive job calls from Council Representatives. However, now using your landline or cell phone, you will be able to place your name on your local’s referral list, access and/or update your own personal information such as Out of Work status, Out of Work date, contact information, Preferred Work Areas, view a list of your skills and receive automated dispatch job calls.
Getting started is easy.
Included with this letter is KMLRCC’s updated Job Referral Procedures policy, Member Information brochure, Skills Form and Wallet Card. All four pieces give you everything you need to register.
1 COMPLETE YOUR FORM
To begin the process, fill out the Skills Form completely and accurately and send it back to us by Feb. 1st by email or by mail to the addresses listed on the front of the form. Include all of your skills and preferred work areas. This ensures you will only receive calls for jobs for which you are qualified and areas in which you are able to work.
2 IF YOU ARE OUT OF WORK, REGISTER BY PHONE
Your initial PIN # will be the last four digits of your SSN. You will be asked to change it. Record your new personal PIN # on your Wallet Card for safe keeping. You must register at least every 30 days and be in Good Standing to maintain your place on the referral list while you are out of work.
3 ANSWER YOUR PHONE
When receiving a dispatch call, it’s important that you say “hello” when answering as MIX 20/20 will hang up if it doesn’t detect that a live person answered the call. After entering your PIN #, you’ll hear a job description and have the option to either accept or decline the job that’s being offered.
If you need to hear the job information again, please listen for instructions. If you miss the call, the system will leave you a message that dispatch called you with an available job. If the position is still available when you call back, it’s yours. It’s that simple.
If for some reason you’re disconnected in the middle of the call, the system will assume you don’t want the job. If you do want the job, just call the Dispatch Administrator, and s/he will get you the help you need.
Please note: It will be business as usual for the majority of dispatched calls. As in the past, you’ll receive calls from Council Representatives. MIX 20/20 will be activated for larger projects (e.g., convention centers, scaffold work, outages, etc.).
In 2019 all KMLRCC members must use the MIX 20/20 system to place themselves on their local’s referral list. Even if you’re working now, send in your Skills Form and register today. That way, you can notify the dispatch system the minute you’re laid off and be eligible to receive a job call from a Council Representative or the automated system.
Please review the Job Referral Procedures policy included in this mailing. If you have questions, please contact your Council Representative and s/he will provide you with assistance. You can also visit our website at kmlcarpenters.org or the KMLRCC mobile app for more information. To download the app, search the Google Play Store or the Apple App Store for “KML Carpenters”.
Our training centers have added capabilities to their wesite. You can now sign up to classes online. Remember, seats are limited, so sign up early.
To enter their website, click here.
There is an event this weekend in Washington DC, with an opportunity for MUP credits. To attend, register online through this website, or call the hall for more information.
Congratulations to brother Robert Starr, Winner of this year,s TV raffle
Our Local gives away one Large Screen TV to the winner of a raffle for members that paid 12 month dues of year 2019 on or before December 31, 2018. Raffle took place in January during our monthly union meeting.
Our next local union meeting is on Wednesday, February 13, at 6 p.m., at the union hall in Upper Marlboro, MD.
We hope to see you then.