I am looking for information on becoming a union journeyman in new jersey. I have been in the field non union for some time now, with several years schooling behind me also. I am considering going union and need to know how it works. Must i wait for a test date, or can i call my local hall. Any info on this topic would be great. thanks
Loc: Riverside, CA
Stickman, This thread will probably be close because this subject usually blows up. Feel free to contact me via e-mail. My advise......call the hall. They are the only ones that can help you and they will be glad to see you.
Loc: North Chicago, IL
In northern IL, the only thing an Electrician / EC license gets you with the IBEW is the ability to skip the first part of the apprenticeship selection process.
I think the only "fast" way in is if you're at a shop that goes union while you're working there.
A few years ago (during a construction boom) I heard a rumor that they were "fast tracking" indie EC's and wire monkeys into journeyman status with the local, but I never found anybody who could really confirm it.
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