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#36767 - 04/13/04 10:39 PM Becoming union in new jersey  
Stickman  Offline
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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


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#36768 - 04/13/04 11:08 PM Re: Becoming union in new jersey  
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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. [Linked Image]

PS. I don't know where in NJ you are but this should help. http://www.onlinetrampguide.com/

[This message has been edited by Nick (edited 04-13-2004).]


#36769 - 04/13/04 11:19 PM Re: Becoming union in new jersey  
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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.


#36770 - 04/13/04 11:19 PM Re: Becoming union in new jersey  
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Stickman,

Welcome to ECN.

As Nick says, we try to avoid issues that could easily ignite and come between even the best of friends.

I encourage anyone that would like to offer information to send Stickman an email.
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