Asbestos Remediation / Total Demolition / Lead Abatement / Mechanical Removal
Asphalt Paving / Traffic Safety
Building Construction / Interior Demolition
Road Construction / Traffic Safety
Underground related work (water, sewer, utility, tunnel work, etc)
The Peak Permit Worker Program allows employers to hire individuals to work up to 500 hours during a calendar year at full journeyworker wages and benefits, provided they first complete two days of orientation and safety training. This is a limited exception to the Mandatory Apprentice Program. The employer and the Permit Worker must satisfy all of the requirements of the Program as set forth below:
Employers will be limited to no more than one Permit Worker for every 10 Laborers it employs, except that employers with less than 10 Laborers can sponsor one Permit Worker. Permit Workers must be re-sponsored each year before beginning work (but will not be required to take another substance abuse test). Four calendar years is the maximum allowable for any Permit Worker.
Employers may request training for their registered Permit Workers. If the Permit Worker attends qualifying classes at the Training Center, he or she will be eligible for the same stipends as a journeyworker.
If at any time a Permit Worker works in excess of 500 hours in a calendar year, his or her employer may be suspended from the Permit Worker and/or Apprentice Programs. Those Permit Workers who want to enter the trade as a full-time employee must be sponsored into the Apprentice Program, must follow the identical protocol as any other applicant and must begin as a first year apprentice.
No individuals who have been terminated from the Apprentice Program will be entitled to work as a Permit Worker. Individuals failing the substance abuse test are not eligible for sponsorship as a Permit Worker for one year.
I am agreeing on behalf of (the “Employer”) to the terms of the Standards of Apprenticeship, the policies of the LIUNA Chicagoland Laborers' District Council Training & Apprentice Fund and the rules of the Peak Permit Worker Program.
I understand and agree as follows: