JUST ANNOUNCED: Important Announcement: Changes to I9 Requirements in 2020

We have some exciting news for our Members, that pertains to all rostered Industry personnel.

As of July 1st, 2020, Members will no longer be contractually required to fill out an I9 form for Contract Services. This goes for your initial placement on the roster as well as anytime thereafter.

This practice has been in place since 1989 and has brought concerns and frustration to our Members for many years. Through our 2018 “Black Book” Negotiations we made it very clear that Local 399 believed there were many practices that needed to be discussed and revisited as they were outside the scope of what our Members should be contractually obligated to provide to the organization. In negotiations, we established a CSATF working group in which Business Agents Lindsay Dougherty and Chris Sell have been holding regular meetings with CSATF to discuss our Members’ issues and concerns surrounding the documents that have been required over the years. As CSATF has been restructuring their own internal operations, we have been able to fight for our Members to revisit longstanding policies that we feel add an unnecessary burden to our Members. 

We feel this is the first win of many that will come from our CSATF working group and we will continue to update the Membership as more issues and concerns are addressed. Please continue to provide any I-9 requests until the deadline of July 1st, 2020. Should you have any questions please email: csell@ht399.org or ldougherty@ht399.org

Please plan on attending our 4th Quarter General Membership Meeting on Sunday, October 27th at 8AM at Pickwick Gardens for further updates from our CSATF working group as well as General Local 399 updates. More meeting details coming soon.