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    UA Union Card Tittles

    ok so for the UA union cards local 638 metal trades ny what do all the different abbreviations mean like MES,MTJ,BTJ,DVH,DVJ,tradesman,and anyothers

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    MTJ = Metal Trades Journeyman "B"
    BTJ= Building Trades Journeyman "A"
    If it doesn't go easy, you are not using a big enough hammer.

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    Please correct me if I'm wrong. 638A is Construction Journeymen Pipe/SteamFitters & Pipe Welders. 638B is Service Journeymen HVACR Techs.

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    i am not in NY but my card says DVJ MES
    I have no idea what DVJ means? I still make $46 an hour with $22 benefit package 3 pensions and pay the same dues as everybody else!

    MES is mechanical equipment service

    we do not have A or B
    I WILL SELL WORK,GENERATE BUSINESS, GO GET NEW CUSTOMERS!
    YOU SHUT THE HELL UP AND QUIT RUNNING YOUR MOUTH!

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    Quote Originally Posted by supertek65 View Post
    i am not in NY but my card says DVJ MES
    I have no idea what DVJ means? I still make $46 an hour with $22 benefit package 3 pensions and pay the same dues as everybody else!

    MES is mechanical equipment service

    we do not have A or B
    That is what my card is as well, I don't remember what the DVJ stands for either. I will have to find out monday.
    If it doesn't go easy, you are not using a big enough hammer.

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    LMAO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I have had that card for 10 years!

    probably worked about 25,000 hours in that time.
    you would think I would know what the heck it means??????????

    if you find out
    post it here or PM me!



    Quote Originally Posted by HVACJOEK View Post
    That is what my card is as well, I don't remember what the DVJ stands for either. I will have to find out monday.
    I WILL SELL WORK,GENERATE BUSINESS, GO GET NEW CUSTOMERS!
    YOU SHUT THE HELL UP AND QUIT RUNNING YOUR MOUTH!

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    My card says PDG or "Pink Doughnut Getter"
    "There is no greater inequality than the equal treatment of unequals."

    -Thomas Jefferson

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    DVJ? Do you guys work for a National or NSMA signatory?

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    What exactly is a Gasfitter? Is that a Canadian title? Or just a Pipefitter that works w/Natural Gas?

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    It's not a Canadian thing. Example: UA Local 12 (Boston), Plumbers and GasFitters.
    A Gas Fitter is typically a natural gas and/or propane fitter.

    Gas Fitter is one of the three founding trades of the UA in 1889. The UA was originally named: The United Association of Journeyworker Plumbers, Gas Fitters, Steam Fitters, and Steam Fitters Helpers' of the United States and Canada. I suspect or would guess that in most locals, Gas Fitter does not exist as a stand alone trade in modern times since many Pipe Fitters, Plumbers, and HVAC/R Techs work with natural gas and/or propane.
    We do it right... after lunch!

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    Are what's called "Fitter" Locals a little bit more HVACR Tech friendly than what's called "Combination" Locals?

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    DVJ is "drives a van journeyman", a lean toward you being aservice jit, lol.

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    thanks been trying to figure this out for years my old local card said DVJ MES Journeyman i transfered locals now my card say's MTJ Metal Trade Journeyman

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