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  1. Thoughts on CUSW Union?

    Canadian Electrical Forum
    Hey all, I've been in the trade for 2 years now (3rd year apprentice), got some highrise/resi/commercial exp. and completed a pre apprenticeship at humber college (got exempted from 2 levels of trade school). I feel like it's time for me to change employers and move on. I heard from a family...
  2. For Sparkys out there who left company to join IBEW (Union)

    General Electrical Discussion
    Long story short, I am still working for my first electrical company that has hired me close to a year ago and they are great people and respectfully structured. Pays on time, company events, Christmas party and bonus, schooling paid, etc. But they do not give a raise every 6 months but rather...
  3. CW for Local 68

    Electrician Apprentice Forum
    Hi, I just applied to the local 68 in Denver. I have 6 months as an apprentice at a non union job. It seemed like they don't have any work till after the holidays which is fine. I'm not sure how to ask this but here goes. The guy I was talking to said to drop in and say hello if I was driving by...
  4. IBEW Aptitude Test ADVICE

    Union Topics
    Hello everyone, I will be taking the aptitude test later this month at the local 400 hall in NJ and I am seeking some advice. The booklet NEAT sent me, says you will be tested on Algebra and reading, I have been studying problems that are just like the sample test questions they give you and...
  5. Going Union, need help on tools

    Union Topics
    Hello everyone, I bought the rolling bottom piece Milwaukee packout. Currently I am non union and it is awesome for that because I have lots of power/hand tools. But I will be going union very soon (tilt up heavy commercial work)and wonder. Do you guys think it will still be good to haul my hand...
  6. Arizona Union

    Union Topics
    Looking to take the leap into the Union :) looking forward to it but am not sure what is involved in the test for journeyman. Can anyone help me out on what to expect? I have never been a part of a union but all of my co-workers are very happy with it. I am a journeyman transplant from from...
  7. MSHA Electrician - Multiple Locations

    Looking To Hire
    Hey guys, I have 3 positions available for MSHA Certified Electricians in WY, MT, CO. If you aren't MSHA certified but are interested in getting in for a full time position in the mining industry, we can assist in the certification. Industrial electrical experience is a must. Pay is...
  8. Accepted into Local 3 Apprenticeship

    Electrician Apprentice Forum
    I was accepted into the Local 3 Apprenticeship program 2 years ago while I was pursuing a Bachelor's in Electrical Engineering. They said to finish out the degree so when I join I start at a 4th year wage. I’ve since finished and have been applying to entry level EE jobs but haven’t gotten...
  9. Local 456 Interview

    Union Topics
    I received my apprenticeship interview date for local 456 (NJ). I am nervous for the interview next Tuesday and would just like some advise to really do good and secure a job with the union. I am 19 and wish to make this my career. Please tell me what type of questions to look out for and what...
  10. IBEW Work - Will I have trouble?

    General Electrical Discussion
    Question for all the IBEW members on here. I've only ever worked non-union, and I'm curious about joining, however some coworkers have told me that many of my attributes might make me poorly suited for it. Here's my basic work philosophy, so let me know how things would play out. - I think...
  11. Introduction

    Electrician Apprentice Forum
    Hey everyone, I joined this forum because it looks like a great way to ask questions when my future journeyman isn't with me. Ha! I also have a few questions about the union apprentice program I'm going into! I got put on the waiting list out of 100 people who had the interview, I was number...
  12. Where to look to become a 309A? (Ontario; ICI; Construction & Maintenance)

    Electrician Apprentice Forum
    I've been intent for a long time now on becoming an electrician in the Industrial/Commercial/Institutional (ICI) sector. In Ontario, that particular license is the 309A -- Construction & Maintenance. I applied to Toronto's JAC intake in 2015 but wasn't successful. I moved to Hamilton recently...
  13. Any union hopefuls in Hamilton Ontario?

    Electrician Apprentice Forum
    Anyone here on the ready to work list for the ECAH? I called them last week and was mortified to find out that there had not been a call for applications since Aug-Oct 2014... they won't disclose how many names are left on the list to me, a lowly outsider. I figured maybe there'd be someone here...
  14. ABC SoCal vs. SDETT IBEW Local 569

    General Electrical Discussion
    I am testing for both ABC SoCal and SDETT at the beginning of next month. I applied for the Low Voltage Apprenticeship at ABC SoCal and the Inside Wireman Apprenticeship at SDETT. Originally, I went into ABC SoCal for their Electrical Apprenticeship program, but HR said there is a 1-3 year wait...
  15. Advice?

    General Electrical Discussion
    Hi i am a 21 yr old female and I am interested in applying for an apprenticeship at my local union I dont have any experice in the trade but am ethusiastic about learning any helpful advice, tips or expericences would be greatly appreciated
  16. Entering the Office Side

    Union Topics
    Hello all, I have been reading this forum for years, however this will be my first post... And it is a question: Have any of you who work for larger shops, ever had any interest in applying for a position in the office, like made the field to office/management "switch"? Is that even an option...
  17. Travelling

    Union Topics
    Any tips on travelling? I'm a union member, but my city doesn't have consistent OT calls or industrial shutdown/turnarounds-- unless I wanted to work RAT! :eek: Actually considered it because the nearest OT industrial calls exist 1.5 hours drive away in another local with lower scale and no...
  18. Union Rules...

    Union Topics
    Hey Guys, I am soon to be an apprentice for my local Union. I am super excited about the opportunity but still learning about all the Union guidelines. I understand the nature of the construction industry and the possibility of no work between contracts. However, during the times of no Union...
  19. Pseg and port authority experience

    New Member Introductions
    Hi I'm Manny. I'm a union journeyman for the IBEW and I have 10 years of experience union and non union. I also have my NJ state license. Not really trying to have a big business. I rather stay employed with benefits and do a few side jobs here and there especially with today's economy. I would...
  20. I need advice!

    Union Topics
    I am currently in a construction foundations program and will be done in two weeks. It's one of the job coaches responsibility to find me a placement for a month. I am interested in electrical of course, even if we haven't touched anything in electrical in the program, so she is trying to see if...
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