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Old 02-01-2016, 10:52 PM   #1
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So I'm a Journeyman electrician from Local 134 and my wife and I are considering moving out to Denver for her job. I'm trying to figure out how to go about moving to a different local and what potential problems we might run into. I was also wondering if anyone knew what the wage is currently in Denver? Any help would be great!
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Old 02-16-2016, 07:44 AM   #2
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If Denver is anything like Kansas City, you'll be treated like crap. You'll be the last one hired and the first one layed off. They will assume you are just there taking a job from a local guy. You will be a second class citizen until you work 2000 hours in the local. At that point you can "jam your ticket" and the entire local will talk about how much of a piece of trash you are. If you're lucky, you won't have to hire an attorney to sign book one, even though you've satisfied the requirements that the IBEW layed out in their own bylaws. I worked with a guy that went through all of that. Moved here from California. I was amazed at how poorly this guy was treated by both the hall and the "BROTHERHOOD". You should consider self employment and not be dependent on the local or their abusive foreman and contractors.
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Call the BA, ask to put your ticket in. You may have to go in front of the E-board. You may have to work a certain # of hours off book 2. You might be able to sign book "1A". Getting book 1 rights might take time.
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Are you trying to move to Denver because pot is legal there? LoL j/k
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