ive been struggling with this question for the last year... should i join the local here and become a union guy or stay freelance and keep all mu money. i am self employed but i know there is some security in unionising and i wonder what you guys think?:blink:
I was born and raised in a union home, my first job was union, most of my work life has been through the union.
I like it, good pay, good pension, good benefits. I think I saw you have a family, well after you put in some hours you have medical. Want to get good proper training? Basically free for you through your union.
There are quite a few cons, for example where I am its a lot of BS with the larger companies. I had guys asking for me on there jobs, but because two guys didn't like me (because they don't like apprentices) I was laid off (much to the dismay of the company supervisor).
If you show up early everyday, work overtime when asked (sometimes without OT being paid), keep your head down and do a good job you'll be fine.
Feel free to all me any questions. I'll be happy to answere