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  1. #1
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    hi everyone it's awesome to be a part of this community i am so glad i found it i recently graduated from an hvac vocational school & still on the job hunt does anyone know of any union jobs in the chicagoland area that are looking for people. thanx for any info i appreciate it take care & good luck

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    Hate to burst your bubble but it doesn't work that way. You will have to go through the local union hall/training program to be eligable to work for a union shop.

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    sheetmetal
    http://www.73.org/
    fitters
    http://www.pf597.org/

    you have to sign up. they aren't waiting on you.
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    just wanted to say thanx for the info they didn't teach us a lot of things in school plus limited hands on training so i am still in the dark on a lot of stuff. take care

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    i forgot to say that i have been through two jobs already a mechanical shop in elk grove which lasted a whopping 2 weeks they said i didn't have enough skills & one hvac shop in melrose park that lasted just short of a month i was doing warehouse checking in products helping the techs in the morning loading their trucks going to the supply houses getting all the parts & materials then taking them to the techs at their sites etc but my boss tells me that i wouldn't be the right fit for the company this is afetr he tells me that i would be in the warehouse for a year to learn which was fine for me but then they cut me loose. thanx for reading sorry it's a little long take care

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    don't be too foucsed on the UNION right now,you need to just get into a place that you can get exposed to the field,repair,install whatever.if you hit on the right place and they pair you with an older tech and do a summer or two you will never look back.forget that warehouse stuff and delivering parts your either a helper or nothing....right. so call around from this listing and see who needs a helper that wants to learn the trade.the union thing will kick in someday but for now pick up as much exposure with the mechanics as possible. http://www.mepatwork.com/JobSeekerPa...teList/IL.aspx

    [Edited by maxster on 07-11-2006 at 09:45 PM]
    "when in doubt...jump it out" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U1qEZHhJubY

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    try REEDYINDUSTRIES.COM they have tons of locations in cook and dupage, and in other areas in the states..They have union shops and non union shops and the right branch mgr will help you get into the union correctly, union school not always necasary. good luck...

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    [QUOTE]Originally posted by dave82323
    try REEDYINDUSTRIES.COM they have tons of locations in cook and dupage, and in other areas in the states..They have union shops and non union shops and the right branch mgr will help you get into the union correctly, union school not always necasary. good luck... [/QUOTE

    that's called being a double-breasted shop. it's a big union NO-NO....i calling the union police.
    FILL OUT YOUR PROFILE!!

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    Talking Union Jobs

    Call your local union hall it was the best move I ever made.A link to find your nearest local is http://www.ua.org. and look under the links for your nearest local it will give you contact info for your director of training. ---------------------------------------------------------------------- GET UP AND SAY YOU WILL NOT WORK FOR A UNLIVABLE WAGE CALL YOUR UA LOCAL REP!!! TAKE EM ALL AND MAKE THE RATT CONTRACTORS CALL THE HALL!!!

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    tinner call if you must I dont work there, they consider each branch independent and can get away with there ways, each branch has a different name also..

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