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IATSE Local 118 members who are thinking of taking a break from the industry, but who may want to return in the future, should consider honorable withdrawal. In such cases, this is probably the best and most economical option.
Members Who Wish to Apply for Honourable Withdrawal
- Must be current on their Minimum dues
- Must not have any other financial obligation to the local
- Must put the request in writing by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Once an honorable withdrawal has been granted, all member benefits will end.
Returning to Active Membership
Should a former member who has taken Honorable Withdrawal and wishes to return to membership of IATSE Local 118, shall put such a request in writing by emailing email@example.com. such a request must include information about any former Roster membership, where applicable.
- Honorably Withdrawn members must pay all financial obligations as determined by Local 118 including up to a maximum of eight (8) quarters of minimum dues. These dues will be used to fulfill any financial obligations by the reapplying member as required by the International.
- Honorably Withdrawn members will receive a new seniority position on the Master Seniority List based on the date their application for re-admission is endorsed by the International. This seniority position will be determined by calculating the length of time in full calendar months the person was previously a member in good standing, and “back-dating” the same length of time from their new endorsement date to a maximum of five (5) years.
- A member who chose Honourable Withdrawal and was a member of a Roster will be re-admitted to their former Roster, at the bottom of the calling order for that Roster.
- Membership paperwork must be re-done and is subject to application fees of the Local 118 and the International.
Resignations and Expulsions
Members who resign or are expelled from membership and then decide to return to active membership must:
- Make a written request to Local 118 by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. such a request must include information about any former Roster membership, where applicable.
- Pay all financial obligations determined by Local 118 to the Local
- Pay all financial obligations as determined by the International
- Redo their membership paperwork which is subject to application fees of the Local 118 and the International
A member who was expelled or resigned will be assigned a seniority position at the bottom of the Master Seniority List as of the date their application for re-admission is endorsed by the International. An expelled member who was formerly a member of a Roster will not be readmitted to that Roster.
Retiring from Membership
Retirement 65 status
Members can retire from membership at 65 years or older if they are no longer working in the industry. A member who wishes to retire must make written submission to the Local by emailing email@example.com. including the date for which they wish to enter retirement status.
- Retired dues are $4.50 per quarter or $18 per year but per the Constitution and By-Laws of IATSE Local 118 retirement dues are paid by the Local on behalf of the retired member.
- Members on CPP Disability can retire before 65. Once disability retirement status is approved, there are no further financial obligations to the Local or to the International.
- Members who wish to retire must be in good standing.
- Retired members remain members of IATSE Local 118 and the International.
- Members of more than one IATSE local must retire from all locals by applying to each directly.
- Retired Members shall have a voice but no vote on Local 118 Matters and shall not be eligible to hold office
Coming Out of Retirement
- To reinstate to active status, retired members must apply in writing by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org and pay active dues for the quarter in which the status change is made.
- Returning retired members retain their original seniority
- When reinstated to full membership, annual dues will revert to $100 per quarter.
- Previously retired members who return to active status may reapply for retired status only once.
Retired 75 status and Gold Card Membership
Members who are over 75, who have been a member for 25 years or longer, and who have been retired for at least one quarter can apply for Gold Card status. Gold Card members pay no dues and receive a special membership card. to apply for Gold card status members must make a written request to the Union office by emailing email@example.com