Today I was informed that I will be receiving a 10% raise. This comes as a result of moving up the pay scale during my electrical apprenticeship. If anybody is interested in becoming an electrician or enjoys electrical work I strongly recommend you look into your local I.B.E.W. union hall. The IBEW (international brotherhood of electrical workers), is one of the last true unions to exist in this country. Through a true apprenticeship program in which apprentices are taught the trade through both classroom and one the job training, the IBEW helps thousands of families, and produces some of the finest electricians in the world. Through balanced negotiations with it's contractors the IBEW assures for it's members higher wages, better benefits, and safer working conditions far exceeding any comparable program. I work very hard at my job, dedicate myself to my studies, and have been richly rewarded for my time and energy.
It's amazing to me to hear people in this county cry about "good" jobs going overseas never to return, yet the same individuals will jump on the anti union bandwagon. I don't understand it, people say we need good jobs , yet vilify the few remaining organizations that fight for these jobs. Go figure?