Recall From Layoff
The Culinary Union has contracts with more than 45 different employers. Most have language that is very similar, but there can be differences. Call the Union at
702-385-2131 to speak to your organizer or a grievance specialist for answers to specific questions or to ask questions about the contract with your employer.
Under most contracts, a worker to be laid off has 2 options.
- Under option 1, the company must offer all extra/part-time work to a laid off worker in that job classification, by house seniority. When a worker chooses option 1, he/she must accept a minimum percentage of the work offered. If the worker fails or is unavailable to work the minimum percentage then the company is no longer obligated to call him/her for extra/part-time work. The percentage required may vary, so be sure to check what percentage of work you must accept if you are laid off and choose option 1.
- Under option 2, laid off workers do not have to accept extra/part-time work and may wait until there is a full-time job. The company must recall a laid off worker by house seniority before hiring anyone new in that job classification. When a worker is unavailable or fails to work the minimum percentage required under option 1, the company must still recall that worker when a full-time position opens in their job classification. This right to be recalled to a full-time job in most contracts lasts for 1-year from the last day you worked and 6-months in a few contracts.