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  1. #1
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    I got accepted into the UA!

    I just received the good news this morning and I'm extremely excited. I've read many threads regarding people's opinions and all the pros and cons and I understand some people don't necessarily favor it but, despite all that, I'm very happy. Orientation starts on the 29th so its still another 3-4 weeks before I get more details. I really don't know what the future holds but I hope this leads to much greater things. I'll make sure I do nothing to screw this up. Sorry I just had to vent

  2. #2
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    Welcome brother!

    UA local 136 here
    mikeacman

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jigjoe
    Sorry I just had to vent
    I thought venting was a negative thing. Sounds to me like you're excited about your future. Congratulations!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jigjoe View Post
    I just received the good news this morning and I'm extremely excited. I've read many threads regarding people's opinions and all the pros and cons and I understand some people don't necessarily favor it but, despite all that, I'm very happy. Orientation starts on the 29th so its still another 3-4 weeks before I get more details. I really don't know what the future holds but I hope this leads to much greater things. I'll make sure I do nothing to screw this up. Sorry I just had to vent
    what do you mean you got accepted into the UA? first you have to get a job with a company that is in the UA and then you become a UA member after probation. Or, did you get accepted to a training program in the UA?

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    Just don't fall for the skyhook joke
    mikeacman

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    Congrats and welcome man! Local 254 for me. I'm also unsure, did you get on with an employer?

  7. #7
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    Thanks guys. As far as details goes, I won't know more until the 29th which is the date of the orientation. I called in and was told I got accepted into the HVAC program, so I guess that would be the training since its only 2 days a week. Other than that, that's all I really know for now.

    I'm sure some locals do things differently but, what's can I expect to happen after the orientation? Will we be given a list of contractors to apply to or how does that typically work?

  8. #8
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    There's nothing to stop you from obtaining a list of contractors in your area that are members. Then, it's just a matter of selling yourself to the employer.
    "There is no greater inequality than the equal treatment of unequals."

    -Thomas Jefferson

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    I'm not sure how it works in Florida, but here in California an apprentice starting out in the program is not allowed to solicit work. In fact, until said apprentice turns out as a journeyman they aren't allowed to solicit. Usually what happens is a contractor makes a request for an apprentice. The apprentice is dispatched to that contractor and works for them for as long as things work out between them. During that time, the apprentice goes to school two nights a week until they have served their apprenticeship. Once complete they take a test and if they pass they turn out as a journeyman.

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    Quote Originally Posted by supertek65
    just curious?????? in the history of your local, has onybody ever NOT passed???????
    Cannot answer that. I know some who have had to take the test more than once.

    Quote Originally Posted by Peztoy
    Does it mean the employer must hire apprentices from the ua local?
    I believe there has been some "easing" of that requirement. In other words, they have new categories where a person with no experience can be hired, get into the union and then apply to get into the apprenticeship program. Once in the program, an apprentice isn't allowed to solicit work.

  11. #11
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    welcome to the UA. Local 520 here.

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    welcome brother

    lu 533 kcmo
    I WILL SELL WORK,GENERATE BUSINESS, GO GET NEW CUSTOMERS!
    YOU SHUT THE HELL UP AND QUIT RUNNING YOUR MOUTH!

  13. #13
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    Congratulations ! The best of the U.A. family will always have your back !
    They saved my life when I suffered.
    Welcome Brother stay true to your U.A. brothers and sisters.
    Tom C. L.U. 21 Plumbers, Steamfitters and HVAC.

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