The apprentice scale of wages shall be determined by Joint Apprentice Training Committee. Listed as follows:
1st Year : 40% Journeyman Rate
2nd Year : 60% Journeyman Rate
3rd Year : 70% Journeyman Rate
4th Year : 80% Journeyman Rate
5th Year : 90% Journeyman Rate
Working dues shall not be deducted from a 1st year apprentice; however, a 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th year apprentice shall pay working dues based upon their rate of pay, multiplied by the current dues percentage rate.
Fringe benefits for Apprentices are to be paid at 100% of the Journeyman’s rate. To set up shop employees as licensed apprentices without the sanction of Local 101 is a gross violation of this contract; which violation shall not be subject to the grievance and arbitration provisions of this contract, and for which the union may impose economic sanctions, notwithstanding the no strike prohibitions of this agreement.