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  1. #1
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    Hmm

    THIS IS MY 2ND TIME ASKING YOU GUYS FOR YOUR OPINION, MY LAST RESPONCE WAS SMALL. IVE BEEN WORKING IN THE HVAC FIELD FOR 4 YEARS AND MY FAMILYS PARENTS LIVE IN JOLIET AND WOULD LIKE US TO MOVE THERE. IAM STARTING TO GET BOARD OUT HERE AND NEED SOMETHING NEW, PLUS ILL GET TO LEARN HOW TO WORK ON NEW TYPES OF EQUIPMENT. I HERE THE UNION IS STRONG PLACE TO LEARN MORE , INSTEAD OF WORKING FOR A RIGHT TO WORK STATE

  2. #2
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    are you in a union?
    FILL OUT YOUR PROFILE!!

  3. #3
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    NO NOT IN AZ, I DONT NO MUCH ABOUT WORKING IN A UNION JOB

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    i'd call them first.
    FILL OUT YOUR PROFILE!!

  5. #5
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    call them and ask them what ?

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    You might want to call them to see what their requirments are. without belonging to a Union already they may not accept your previous work unless able verify your credentionals. even then you might end up starting out as an Apprentice and not a Journeyman all depends on how good your resume looks. Good Luck !
    Far better it is to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs even though checkered by failure, than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy nor suffer much because they live in the gray twilight that knows neither victory nor defeat. (President Theodore Roosevelt)

  7. #7
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    you don't just walk into the union hall and walk out with a card. i don't think they are waiting for you.
    FILL OUT YOUR PROFILE!!

  8. #8
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    Yep entirely True, Some of them are like the Marines Still Looking for a Few Good Men.
    Far better it is to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs even though checkered by failure, than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy nor suffer much because they live in the gray twilight that knows neither victory nor defeat. (President Theodore Roosevelt)

  9. #9
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    Yeah, this right to work state stuff sucks!
    I'm here in AZ also and would like to return to the midwest. Most info I found with unions would like you to be in IL first than consider you for membership. I'd rather have a job lined up before making a move.
    Not sure what I'll do yet.
    Good luck!

  10. #10
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    Wink be patient

    I have also been considering chicago area for employment.
    I checked in with a local in my area did not seem to bad
    to get into a union.In the old days the unions dominated
    all skilled trades not so much today.They want new blood
    new faces.Look at it like this if they keep untrained
    hacks(guys who go from trade to trade who could not care
    less)from being in competetion with you for work that is
    a very good thing.I meen isnt that the reason you want
    to leave a right to work state.

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    work is slow here. in my hall. 900 out of about 2200 are out of work. don't remember when it's been this bad.
    FILL OUT YOUR PROFILE!!

  12. #12
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    THANKS FOR THE RESPONSE, iT IS DAMD COLD THERE MY BLOOD HAS THINNED OUT LIVING IN AZ , IT GIVE ME TIME TO REALLY THINK ABOUT MOVING OUR TO KEEP ON MAKING IT WORK IN A RIGHT TO WORK STATE.

  13. #13
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    why dont you like Az, right to work states are bad if you dont like to work hard, you will get canned and a person that works harder will replace you.. Unions are good for some things but not all, most unions dont give you holidays or vacations but most companys in az do. the one thing I miss about union is a good retirement fund. the pay is the same for me.. good luck with your decision and enjoy the frigid weather, I'll be out on my deck enjoying the mild air.. take care

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