It would seem that it makes no difference about being union or not but rather what the wage scale is, You could check with the union members with your company and see if they have a copy of their contract to find out what the prevailing wage is for the position your seeking. Talk to the union steward and he should be able to provide you with any and all information concerning the bennies.
[Edited by retired btc on 05-29-2006 at 11:49 AM]
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