Standard for Excellence


To ensure the UA Standard for Excellence platform meets and maintains its goals, UA business managers, shop stewards and local membership shall ensure all members:
  • Arrive on time. Adhere to lunch and break times. (Personal cell phones are only used at this time.)
  • Be prepared with required tools. Respect tools and equipment supplied by employer.
  • Adhere to the zero tolerance substance abuse policy.
  • Eliminate work disruptions.
  • Ensure safe on-time completion of projects.
  • Respect property. Vandalism is not tolerated.
  • Be productive and dress appropriately.
  • Respect and adhere to employer and customer rules and policies.
  • Follow management directives.
  • Enhance skill level by using local and international training classes and take advantage of the certification system.


MCAA/MSCA/PFI/MCPWB/PCA/UAC and NFSA and its signatory contractors have the responsibility to manage their jobs effectively. They have the following responsibilities under the UA Standard for Excellence:
  • Ineffective management, superintendents, journeyworkers and apprentices will be returned to the referral hall.
  • Provide worker recognition.
  • Ensure all materials needed are available.
  • Provide storage for tools.
  • Ensure leadership takes responsibility for mistakes created by management decisions.
  • Promote and support continued education and training.
  • Provide leadership to jobsite supervisors.
  • Cooperate and communicate with job steward.
  • Be consistent and fair with disciplinary action.
  • Create and maintain a safe work environment.
  • Have properly manned projects.
  • Treat employees with respect.