To ensure the Standard for Excellence platform meets and maintains its goals, the Local Union Business manager, in partnership with his implementation team, including shop stewards and the local membership, shall ensure all members:

 

Employer and Management Responsibilities

 

Member and Local Union Responsibilities

 

Additional Jointly Supported Methods of Problem Resolution Requirement and Procedures

 In order to enforce the Standard of Excellence policy, discharge-for-cause terminations shall be administered in a consistent fashion.

  1. After the 1st discharge for cause the member will meet with the Local Union Business Manager
  1. After the 2nd discharge for cause within 24 months the member will meet with the Local Union Business manager and the Local’s Executive Board and may be required to visit the Workers Assistance Program for an evaluation and or treatment. A report of action taken shall be distributed to management, through the Joint Labor/management Cooperative Committee.
  1. After the 3rd discharge for cause within 24 months the member will meet with the Enforcement Committee (as described below) who shall review the facts, make a recommendation for action with a maximum penalty of permanent elimination from the out of work list.

 

Enforcement Committee

An Enforcement Committee is hereby established which shall be comprised of three individuals including: One member appointed by Local 636, one contractor member appointed by the MCA and a member of the public who shall be a neutral third party selected by mutual agreement of Local 636 and MCA.

Either party can request the removal of the neutral third party. The Enforcement Committee shall have the power to make a final and binding decision on any matter referred to it which shall be complied with by the members, the Local Union, Signatory Employers and the MCA.

Any infraction of the Standard for Excellence policy shall be removed from the member’s work history after two years, without an additional infraction (excluding apprentices).

Apprentice compliance to the Standard of Excellence shall be administered exclusively by the JATC.

If a member is aggravated by any action taken under this Standard of Excellence policy and his/her complaint cannot be resolved, the complaint may, if the member or the Union requests be referred as a grievance under the grievance and arbitration provisions of the collective bargaining agreement. In the event matter is referred to arbitration, the provision of this Policy shall bind the arbitrator to disciplinary action set forth in this Standard of Excellence.

Employers not complying with their responsibilities under the Standard for Excellence policy shall be administered in a consistent fashion.

            1st  Non-compliance the employer will meet with the Detroit MCA Director

            2nd  Non-compliance within 24 months, the employer will meet with the            

                  Detroit MCA Director and the MCA Executive Board.

            3rd Non-compliance within 24 months the employer will meet with the Enforcement Committee (as described above) with the maximum penalty of not being able to

                  utilize the policy in their company marketing, advertise to customers their compliance in the policy or participate in the administration of the policy.