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  1. #14
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    Tucson, AZ
    Posts
    98
    I've got about 3 days experience

  2. #15
    Call us what you want "HVACR Tech Service Journeyman", "HVACR Service Journeyman", "Refrigerationfitter", "HVACR Servicefitter", etc. or any variant. There's work in Arizona, don't always ask the Hall, you might get the response about 10s or 100s of guys sitting. I'll bet not many HVACR guys, especially HVACR Service. In AZ, there's no HVACR guys sitting. As a matter of fact, there's a shortage. The Hall can't fill any requests for dispatches in HVACR, that's why street hires are so popular here.

  3. #16
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    Richmond, working under tarps
    Posts
    460
    Is there a need for industrial/commercial refrigeration mechanics?

  4. #17
    BT or Service? I don't know if there's any true BT-HVACR, there's a shortage of Service-HVACR - from Apprentices to Journeymen.

  5. #18
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    Richmond, working under tarps
    Posts
    460
    both

  6. #19
    Service Journeymen-HVACR are in demand here, the Local Union Hall can't provide any. That's why street hires are popular here. The contract is kind of weird, if you're working non-Applied or under 100TR, that's Commercial Service. If you're working Applied or over 100TR, then that's Applied Service - the premium is $5/Hr. over Commercial. It's paid hour-for-hour. Also Tucson and surrounding counties are a lower scale wage than the rest of the state.

  7. #20
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    Richmond, working under tarps
    Posts
    460
    i'll be packing my bags.

    thanx for the info, perhaps I can buy you coffee/beer/drink

  8. #21
    What's the HVACR Service Journeyman scale wage where you're at?

  9. #22
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    Richmond, working under tarps
    Posts
    460
    http://www.ua516.org/sites/default/f...0Agreement.pdf


    I'm in the lower mainland page 19

    these are Minimums

  10. #23
    Quote Originally Posted by indy2000 View Post
    http://www.ua516.org/sites/default/f...0Agreement.pdf


    I'm in the lower mainland page 19

    these are Minimums
    You're in Canada? I didn't know you guys where at $40+/Hr. How's the cost of living? You's be taking a pay cut coming down here. Are HVACR guys out-of-work up there?

  11. #24
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    Richmond, working under tarps
    Posts
    460
    canada yup.

    pay cut is really not in the cards, but the cost of living here?? haha...this is the capital of 1million dollar crack shacks........and the taxes income tax ~44%

    there is more to move than just pay for me.

    good experienced journeymen are in short supply here, been avgeraging 50+hours a week

  12. #25
    Anything near $1M will get you a 6 or 7 Bedroom mini-mansion with a 4 or 5 car garage out here.

  13. #26
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    Richmond, working under tarps
    Posts
    460
    ya, I know........was down there in december visiting friends, and checking out living conditions...just need to set up a job first.

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