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  1. Union Shops in Northwest VA (Winchester area)

    Just wondering what the markets like out in the Winchester area, if any. Also, what local would be closest?

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  2. Thread: HVAC vs Trades

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    HVAC vs Trades

    Never mind... See its already posted. Whoops.
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    Quite a few guys I work with have it and love it....

    Quite a few guys I work with have it and love it. We also have one on our truck at the power plant that we usedaily (too much effort to bring our own trucks and tools in daily). Batteries last quite...
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    Getting into System design

    Her guys,

    Well, I hope I'm using the proper terminology, but how would one go from being a tech to getting into system design? Is it worth getting into? Are there jobs available, and do you know...
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    Anyone happen to have tried Panasonic's new line?...

    Anyone happen to have tried Panasonic's new line? The reviews rate it higher than makita, dewalt, Milwaukee, and ridgid in a side by side comparison. Better battery, more torque, etc. Although, they...
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    Jeez. 30 apprentices out of work? any idea many...

    Jeez. 30 apprentices out of work? any idea many apprentices in total they took?

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    +1 for the Milwaukee. I got mine from the factory...

    +1 for the Milwaukee. I got mine from the factory though... Its annoying how many versions they have and that the set you get from the factory isn't the same as the retail sets.

    Just a shame all...
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    Oh that's not bad at all. Quite a large package...

    Oh that's not bad at all. Quite a large package overall. Here, first year apprentices is 13.67/hour pocketed with 23.xx total package.

    Just looked up some homes/apartments and for being Alaska......
  9. Thread: Schooling

    by Rauch
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    Well from my experience, or lack of, it'd be to...

    Well from my experience, or lack of, it'd be to keep an open mind. You may be interested in X now, but your thoughts could change. But what you want to do is very broad and factors in quite a bit.
    ...
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    Its very possible they are. I know Trane is....

    Its very possible they are. I know Trane is. However, it seems like the majority of those larger corporations out here have both union and non-union sections.



    What's the pay rate up that way?...
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    That's surprising. I would've thought for such a...

    That's surprising. I would've thought for such a populated area with the hot climate there would be quite a few union shops. Uli suppose it may have to do with the large Republican base out there...
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    Testing the waters near Phoenix

    Hey guys,

    Just seeing what the job outlook is looking like in the Phoenix area.

    I've been thinking of packing up and moving across the country for quite some time to pave my own path in the...
  13. There was no study guide per say... But I think...

    There was no study guide per say... But I think the did give out a website or two to look over. I can't remember for sure... But its all just very basic math and basic equations. You may be able to...
  14. I, personally, found it to be quite simple. There...

    I, personally, found it to be quite simple. There were some people that had trouble and didn't pass. But from what I remember, it was pretty easy. It was a basic ACT Subject test consisting of math...
  15. Sure... http://www.uanj.org/TrainingPg.html ...

    Sure...

    http://www.uanj.org/TrainingPg.html

    Its all done in person via paper applications once a year. Best advice would be to get there EARLY. Applications are limited and there's usually a...
  16. Ouch man. That's definitely a rough story. ...

    Ouch man. That's definitely a rough story.

    I'm new to the field myself and love it. Although for bigger jobs, like your boiler job, everything is done much safer.

    Have you considered going...
  17. Thread: union wait list

    by Rauch
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    Sorry to hear you didn't get in right away. ...

    Sorry to hear you didn't get in right away.

    Hopefully some more positions are called in soon! Best of luck!
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    Good to hear! I'm not too sure what exactly is...

    Good to hear!

    I'm not too sure what exactly is conditional about it. All they had really told us at this point is you either become "conditionally accepted" or "waitlisted". If you're...
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    Another New Jersey Member

    Heya,

    Just figured I'd make a quick post saying that I can't wait to become more involved in the forum and definitely cannot wait to learn a lot. I have very little experience in the field (with...
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    Any update? If nothing yet, best of luck. I...

    Any update? If nothing yet, best of luck.

    I just received my conditional acceptance letter in the mail today for Local 9. It's a great feeling.
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