A lot of us carpenters out here in california are all wondering is it this bad all over I can see it is thats to bad i am a third generation carpenter we;ve been building in my family for close to a 100 years my grandpa told me storys about the big D as kids we all thought he was telling paul byunion tales. I guess not all i can is this is bullshit if i build something for somebody and i screw up i have to fix it no problem pop always said you maid that mess you clean it up how come those ***holes in washinton dont have to clean their mess something is bad wrong i;m just an old carpenter but even i can see this
The union will jack you around big time. It is all who you known on getting in. I know it for a fact.
I am a Union Journeyman Ironworker and have never seen it this bad. I hear stories and have seen documentary on when unions were strong and our American industry was booming, it's kinda funny how one spouse could work, the other could if they chose to. You could have a new car, nice home, and even send your kids to college without going into huge debt. This is for the uninformed out there: average union dues is 30 bucks a month; average wage for a jouneyman is 30 bucks an hour; you are guarenteed a secure wage; we have very good insurance; we have the right to a safe workplace; WE HAVE A VOICE ! Last but not least have any of you smart ones out there heard of the term "prevailing wage". If you haven't noticed union or non-union, the unions are the ones who have helped to raise everyones standard of living, if it wasn't for what unions fight for there would have never been a middle class! One more thing we have is the right to vote our union delegates out! When is the last time you voted your CEO out of office because you didn't like what they were doing? UNION=UNITED=DEMOCRACY
If anyone is in the Houston, TX area then they should check out MisterSparky-Houston.com I used their electrical services and their electrician was great. Their customer service team was very helpful and showed me their iPhone app so I could keep in touch with them easier. Maybe they have some jobs!! Good luck electricians and Thank you MisterSparky! Houston Heights Electrician
Whom ever did this study is oblivious to reality,I am an ASE Master Auto Tech W/ 100K in tools that can't get a jobchanging oil.I am over qualified and a management threat since I also have 7 1/2years as a Service manager / Store Manager with corporate Firestone/Goodyear. My resume' goes into the trash when the younger then me and worksfor less kid taking the app feels job threatened after seeing he willlose his promotion to manager because the old guy smokes hiscredentials. Of-course the kid fits the new coperate profile since he will worklonger hours for 1/3 of the money he should be paid, because he ishungry and likes the title of manager. With little handle on what is really required of a manager, or howthe business really works, you get poor quality craftsmen, and shoddyrepairs from the lesser experienced parts changers and the customergets ripped off. another example of corporate greed and cost cutting measures toincrease profits. Sadly the American consumer gets less then they pay for, and anindustry gets the reputation it deserves.
The stats come from The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), an Osama ran institution. Of course they are going to make the grass greener than it really is. As usual most of america will buy into this crap and re-elected that and the rest of the idiocy in Washington. Just like the unemployment rate is still at 10% you believe that I have some bridge stock to sell you. This is the same dept. who reports the unemployment figures. They go by new claims, what about the hundreds og thousands that have used up their benefits, they are off every statistic. If AOL would stop puttng this bullshit up maybe their stock would be better. Hey AOL how about sending out reporters to get the truth. Like how many people are unempoyed in this country, How to help people keep their homes. Etc. Give us the truth we can use.
These articles are always a JOKE! Except the joke is on us. Numbers taken from overly small samples and outdated references. $45K a year Electrician jobs! As has been stated above that is a rough average IF you can even find a job! 10% Unemployment??? Almost every tradesman I know is out of work, and they have been for over a year! Home Foreclosures are everywhere.That 10% unemployment, that's just the ones they know about. What about the ones that were no longer eligible for unemployment? They fall through the cracks and are not counted. I am 61 years old and I have NEVER seen the economy this bad. The media promotes the lies and distortions given to them by our government and by the political parties that drive it. It is always sunny and wonderful when you have a 6 figure+ job at a news desk at CNN or CNBC! Look around people. Whole industries are folding up that have been American staples for decades. Jobs by the tens of thousands are being sent to China for the benefit of a very few at the top of those companies. Even shareholders are being dupped and given pennies on every dollar as these corporate theives steal millions. Look around. Everywhere you look Latino's are working and taking union and nonunion jobs! All you hear is how Mexicans only take jobs Americans won't do. That is a huge load of crap, fed to us by the robber barons and bosses.Illegal Immigrants keep the wages low. They help management bust the unions, and look the other way and hire more Illegal workers. The company managers and business owners that openly hire Illegal Immigrants should all be procecuted and sent to prison!They are destroying this country! STOP HIRING ILLEGALS and DEMAND your congressman do something about Illegal immigrants NOW!! HIRE AMERICANS FIRST !!
WHEN THE ECONOMY GOES BAD PEOPLE WANT TO EXCAPE. SO WHERE DO THEY GO? THEY GO TO THE MOVIES OR RENT A VIDEO. NOW YOU CAN EVEN BUY A MOVIE FROM YOUR T.V. MY BROTHERS GET A $1.00 RAISE EVERY AUG. SO IF YOU WANT TO WORK AND CAN READ A TAPE MEASURE. GO TO THE STUDIOS AND TRY AND GET A JOB BUILDING SETS. YOU WILL BE VERY HAPPY WHEN YOU SEE YOUR FIRST CHECK.BY THE WAY, NOBODY CAN TAKE ANYTHING AWAY FROM RETIRES. WHEN YOU WORKED FOR 30 YEARS IN ONE BIZ. YOU KEEP GETTING WHAT IS DUE YOU. PLUS FULL MEDICAL FROM MY HEAD TO MY TOES.
YES I MIGHT BE SMUG. PEOPLE WILL BE WATCHING T.V AND GOING TO THE MOVIES UNTIL THE END OF TIME. OUR FUNDS ARE SO LARGE IN MY LOCAL. IT HAD TO BE BROKEN UP IN HALF. WE GET OUR FUNDS FROM PEOPLE THAT GO TO THE MOVIES AND REENT MOVIES. PLUS AS YOU SEE NOW MANY MOVIES GO TO RENTAL STORES. SO EVERYTIME SOMEONE RENTS, WE GET A PIECE OF THAT FOR OUR MEMBERS OF LOCAL # 44. WHEN YOU WATCH THE CREDITS TO A MOVIE 99% OF THEM ARE DONE BY UNION MEMBERS. WHEN I RETIRED WE WERE UP TO $33.00 AN HOUR. AFTER 8 HOURS WE GOT TIME AND A HALF. AFTER 10 HOURS WE GOT DOUBLE TIME. DO THE MATH BRO EVERYONE IN CALIF. WANTS IN THE MOVIE BIZ. NOW YOU KNOW WHY THEY WANT IN.
How about all you $50 an hour braggers learn to spell. I think you actually learn that in second grade.
I'm sorry Dirk, but your grammar fails. It would be better grammar to use "$50 per hour" instead of "$50 an hour". And your second sentence "I think you actually learn that in second grade." fails because it is strictly present tense, whereas many of your accused, myself included, studied our lessons in reading and writing many years ago, so you should be using past tense. Your sentence is presumptive with your implication that spelling education is limited to the second grade only. Students study spelling, and reading and writing, in nearly every year of Oregon public school education, for example, and at ever progressive levels. So take a refresher course to bring your grammar up to the second grade level, if that's the level of education that you feel will suffice, and then re-write your sentences so that you might set a proper example for those of us that you accuse and condemn. As soon as you get your grammar up to passing, then you and I can discuss the notion of many top educators that people with high mechanical aptitudes tend to have difficutly with reading and writing, and those with exceptional aptitude in reading and writing often find that they don't have enough mechanical aptitude to accomplish a mechanical task as simple as changing a doorknob. Have a nice day.