so much of it depends on where you are and you situation.
my wife has rumatiod arthritis so i would hate to think about what my insurance premium would be if not for the union. also in my area the only shops that pay anything are union. the non union shops all do resi only and only pay 4 to 5 gallons of gas per hr. without benis.
like previously mentioned check around.
geez!!! the more i learn the more i know i need to learn!!