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Old 11-27-2012, 07:38 PM   #1
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God forbid I were to be laid off, but if I was how would I transfer/ could I transfer to local 130. I work in a RR local now.
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If 130 is a Building Trades local [construction]...I do not see it as simple transfer from a RR local.

Only the folks at 130 will have the true answer.
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almost every local You can be accepted as a book 1. However you must get a job as Book 2 and typically work 1000 hours unbroken. This is often looked down up and called "Smashing your ticket". People move however and I see no problem with it.

I have heard stories about Local 3 laying people off when they get 990 hours just so a Book 2 cant smash their ticket to book 1.
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almost every local You can be accepted as a book 1. However you must get a job as Book 2 and typically work 1000 hours unbroken. This is often looked down up and called "Smashing your ticket". People move however and I see no problem with it.

I have heard stories about Local 3 laying people off when they get 990 hours just so a Book 2 cant smash their ticket to book 1.
1. Untrue, the switch to "Book 1" is completely dependent upon the individual local where you are working. There is no "hourly amount" which will get you into a Book 1 unless that Local expressly permits it. And that is NOT an easy task. You are Book 2 because that is not your home local.

2. I don' see how you can switch from a RR Division to a construction (Building Trades) Division.

3. Also...I don't know where the heck you could have possibly heard that Local 3 lays people off with 990 hours of work? There IS no Book 2 in NYC because we have not permitted travelers to work withing the 5 Boroughs of NYC since the 1980's. Even then, it is expressly forbidden in Local Union # 3's bylaws to permit ANY traveling Journeyperson to become instated into the A Division without going through our Apprenticeship.

So unless you're talking to someone who has about the same number of years in as I do...26+...they certainly did not hear that nonsense about 990 hours while working IN Local 3. Every traveler that came to work here prior to the 80's knew ahead of time that they were not going to become a member of LU3. Just as when I worked around the country it was never expected that I would become a member of those locals.
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