I am only 16 years old, so i still have lots of time to think about it but I was wondering which is better Union or not. I went to a job fair today and all of the trades represented were Union, this got me to thinking, is the Union better then doing it alone? If not why wouldnt they have any independent hvac and plumbing companys at this job fair. I also realise that the training is included with the union, but if I dont want to join are there other ways to get discounted and or free training to get licensed? Thank you.