I'm a third year apprentice in Ohio. I was laid off and found a residential job with a company that had their own special agreement with the local. It paid much less and took me 2 years to make less money than a third year tech and less hours. I put in my notice once I found a job with a non-union commercial shop that paid very competitive to the local. A month later a union shop called me. I thought they reviewed my resume that I sent to them about a year ago or perhaps the local referred them to me. NO! They found me on Monster.com! They called the local and asked for a mid-level apprentice and the local didn't refer me, even though I was current on my dues! GOOD JOB local 1XX! Way to keep guys in the local. I know you're always here for me... when I have dues in my hand. BTW... I got the job. What's up with these guys???