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    Dental Coverage for Orthodontic

    What is your Dental Coverage for Orthodontic? My Home Local H&W provides $1000 lifetime for Orthodontic. I think that is low since braces start at about $5000. The good thing being that there is no...
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    A ComRef Recent Inquiry

    I made a ComRef inquiry recently. It was regarding an operation in AZ. Low and behold the company is already in the works to open up a branch here. The contactor is an NSMA Signatory and all of their...
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    There is no Union ComRef shops in this state. The...

    There is no Union ComRef shops in this state. The neighboring state has a "Market Service Tech Journeyman" scale which is less than HVAC. I have never heard of any ComRef Tech making Union SJ scale....
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    Around here, CKE is commonly referred to as trash...

    Around here, CKE is commonly referred to as trash work. Hey, but some guys like doing it and the larger contractors bill equal to Applied/Industrial rates.

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  5. "Hello, as of August 16th, 2019, California...

    "Hello, as of August 16th, 2019, California Comfort Systems USA Inc. (CCS) will become a division of BCM Customer Service. As of this date all correspondence, invoices and remittance regarding your...
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    I once worked 21 hours straight doing HVAC, I...

    I once worked 21 hours straight doing HVAC, I topped that by working 27 hours straight doing Refrig.

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  7. Comfort Systems USA exits California

    Comfort Systems USA in California a.k.a. California Comfort Systems has been sold to Brian Cox Mechanical. Any additional details available?

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  8. He's pretty good. Has a Father, Mother, and...

    He's pretty good. Has a Father, Mother, and oldest Brother in the trade. Also HVAC Vocational High School. We've been told 18 is the age in AZ.

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  9. My son is having a conundrum finding a taker in...

    My son is having a conundrum finding a taker in AZ at age 17.

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    Can you PM? I cannot. Sent using Tapatalk Pro

    Can you PM? I cannot.

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    Chev, have any of you guys taken it up to the...

    Chev, have any of you guys taken it up to the Local regarding Training?

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    Sometimes it seems as if you're spinning your...

    Sometimes it seems as if you're spinning your wheels. If you work on Heavy Commercial HVAC, not necessarily a Teardown guy, but if you can troubleshoot Chillers and Boilers, but you're not making...
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    I believe that the Orlando Local has a CKE...

    I believe that the Orlando Local has a CKE training program.

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    Are you referring to Installation as in...

    Are you referring to Installation as in Residential HVAC or as in true Construction? Here in AZ, there are no UA Shops doing Resi HVAC install and only a few SMW Shops doing it. The UA Shops here are...
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    At all times. That one bank CEO was killed in a...

    At all times. That one bank CEO was killed in a robbery while picking up a prescription for his wife, I think.

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    ANOTHER ONE!! THIS TIME IN DAYTON, OH!! Sent...

    ANOTHER ONE!! THIS TIME IN DAYTON, OH!!

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    There's a video circulating online, a Black dude...

    There's a video circulating online, a Black dude tearing up what looks like a McDonald's another Black guy who takes his shirt off says to the one acting a fool "punch on me" or something like that....
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    No, quite the contrary - w/ their beliefs aside....

    No, quite the contrary - w/ their beliefs aside. NBA players, for an example, however poor that the example may be, are required a dress code off of the court - even tho they wear a muscle shirt and...
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    It was an opinion and an example. Sent using...

    It was an opinion and an example.

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    I'm going to go on a bit on a tangent. If United...

    I'm going to go on a bit on a tangent. If United States American politicians had a uniform dress code i.e., Business Suit as to what you were born as, including grooming and hygiene - a lot would be...
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    I do, open carry at that. I believe that TX just...

    I do, open carry at that. I believe that TX just became open carry, but I've been doing it everytime I've been back to visit. I've been in AZ for 5 years.

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    Here is what's being circulated as coming from...

    Here is what's being circulated as coming from the shooter's Twitter page, I...
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    Born and half-raised there. I used to work on the...

    Born and half-raised there. I used to work on the Refrig. & HVAC w/ Honeywell at that Wally back in the day. GOD bless.

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  24. ABM Building Solutions, Daikin Applied, EMCOR Mechanical Services, Trane Building Ser

    I would like to know where ABM Building Solutions, Daikin Applied Service, EMCOR Mechanical Services, and Trane Building Services are all Union. This does not include Franchises or Authorized Service...
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    Trane and Johnson Controls train their guys on...

    Trane and Johnson Controls train their guys on all brands. They both use trade associations, not just the Union, to do this. If you cannot tell, but I could not care any more about the other trades...
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    Real talk. A friend who I recently helped to get...

    Real talk. A friend who I recently helped to get back into the Union was contacted by a recruiter from a manufacturer. The manufacturer is non-union here. Anyway, my friend makes LtCom. PW a.k.a....
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    I would like the Post the results of our Small...

    I would like the Post the results of our Small Group meeting on a separate Thread, but I do not want the extra line spacing. Any ideas?

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    Either 130 or 160 trucks servicing the counties...

    Either 130 or 160 trucks servicing the counties w/in a 25 mile radius from WDC is impressive.

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    PipeFitters, Straight Line Sent using Tapatalk...

    PipeFitters, Straight Line

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    537 is PF Boston, if that's the Union Local #. ...

    537 is PF Boston, if that's the Union Local #.

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    From a Washington Post story on Boland Trane:...

    From a Washington Post story on Boland Trane:
    "To keep systems up and running, Boland staffs a round-the-clock command center with eight dispatchers, four servicemen on call at all hours and a fleet...
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    I know a guy that worked for both Boland Trane...

    I know a guy that worked for both Boland Trane and Baltimore Trane. His opinion is that they were ran completely different, yet they were both Union.

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    Boland Trane

    If Boland Trane (Washington DC) would happen to be acquired by Trane, do you think they would it become part of either the Maryland/Pennsylvania District or Virginia (VA and VW) District? Or split...
  34. Ingersoll Rand is spinning off Trane and selling...

    Ingersoll Rand is spinning off Trane and selling the majority of its non-HVACR industrial business to Gardner Denver. It was announced in late May early June. The Bullock Trane in Spokane and Knipp...
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    WHY DOES THE EXTRA LINE SPACING APPEAR? Sent...

    WHY DOES THE EXTRA LINE SPACING APPEAR?

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    Small Group 2018-2019 results Wages Union 80%...

    Small Group 2018-2019 results

    Wages
    Union 80% Approve
    Non-union 90% Do Not Approve
    This is On-The-Check only. Membership Dues, Working Dues, etc. were not factored. "Competitive Pay"...
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    Yes, the general public's perception of the "bad...

    Yes, the general public's perception of the "bad word". Sports Unions, Unions in the private sector, Unions which represent workers that many would question as skilled, etc. and Labor disputes have a...
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    I counted 39 Service Shops on your Local's...

    I counted 39 Service Shops on your Local's roster. That's about 3 times as many as this Local's. Are you guys north of 600 Service Techs?

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  39. There's only 5 or 6 Union Shops in Tucson, all...

    There's only 5 or 6 Union Shops in Tucson, all HVAC.
    I was the last Jm for a National Sig that ended up exiting the market.

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    If you are implying that a non-union company...

    If you are implying that a non-union company would not do these things, hence the new found wealth reference.
    There is at least a couple of Shops moldeling themselves (in this area) in this manner....
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    So again, if a Light Commercial HVAC non-union...

    So again, if a Light Commercial HVAC non-union contractor pays their guys $38.25/Hr in AZ (equal to PW wages), pays for the guys' insurances (not their familys' insurances), and pays up to a 6...
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    Compressed Air and Industrial Vacuum Systems...

    Compressed Air and Industrial Vacuum Systems (CAIVS).
    I mean the guys may know the brands on the Industrial compressors and vacuum pump sides quite well, but a lot of them don't even know the...
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    Compressed Air Systems Dryers

    Are any of you working on Compressed Air Systems Dryers? I know some CAIVS Techs that are working on refrigerated Compressed Air Systems Dryers and they sure should NOT be.

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    My fault for going on the tangent. I personally...

    My fault for going on the tangent. I personally have had a rocky road with my Union experience which goes back almost 20 years.
    Don't worry, I am one that speaks to as many non-union HVAC Techs...
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    I can't leave until it's all said and done. 14...

    I can't leave until it's all said and done. 14 credits missing thru 2 embezzlements at two Locals which went into trusteeship (one of them bankrupted).
    Thanks.

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    Answer-Man, I was speaking in the context as in...

    Answer-Man, I was speaking in the context as in Recruitment to bring in new members to work for both the existing or new contractors, that is what I mean by Recruitment.
    Organizing is to bring in...
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    LOL. Both overlays contacted me about working for...

    LOL. Both overlays contacted me about working for them.
    If you aren't completely on board w/ everything valdelocc says, then you can't be his friend.

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    Okay, so what does it mean to "really concentrate...

    Okay, so what does it mean to "really concentrate on Service". This Local is now part of an Organizing overlay, I'm not certain if the words District or Council apply. The neighboring Local (my Home...
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    Correction: PW went up to $38.25/Hr, an extra...

    Correction: PW went up to $38.25/Hr, an extra $.35 than originally planned.

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    Call it what you want. Drinking kool-aid? You...

    Call it what you want. Drinking kool-aid? You defend the entire Union - usually in other trades. Most people in power don't even know that HVAC and Refrigeration are 2 different things. I really...
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