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    I'm new to welding and i have a question:
    Is their any kind of united welders union, something to that effect as of the electrical workers brotherhood??
    I hope someone knows what i'm talkin' about, i'm kinda bad w/ words and stuff. Just curious thats all. I don't mean to sound stupid.~~LaTeR~~
    "My nose runs and my feet smell, you think it would be the other way around" ----Ralph Bean (welding teacher)

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    welders union

    I don't know of a specific union for welders in this area (alabama) there are welders in the electricians union and the iron workers union and in the boilermakers... it's more of a craft that all unions need..

    closest thing you'll probably find is Ironworkers local I would think

    welcome aboard...

    I'll warn you ... someone mentioned we're loosely knit... some of us have unraveled more than others...

    don't worry about asking 'stupid' questions... there aren't any ! in fact I don't think you can ask something that hasn't been asked before... that's how you learn... and if you want to compete... I can probably ask a dumber question than you

    everyone here is here to help any one who needs it...

    john
    My "project truck" has turned into 'garage art' !!!

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    • #3
      Yes there are welders unions....I belong to The International Union of Operating Engineers, now and before that, I was in the United Welders of America. I work in a closed shop where yo have to belong to a union. Some unions work different in that you work out a hall. Unions mainly insure that the worker has job security, and benefits. I think it is the chief reason why I have been working for the same company for 37 years.

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      • #4
        Hey thanks for answering my question Rocky!
        When my welding classes are over and i'm a certified welder, can i join the United Welders of America?.. I hope so, that would be cool. ~~LaTeR~~
        "My nose runs and my feet smell, you think it would be the other way around" ----Ralph Bean (welding teacher)

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        • #5
          Originally posted by welderpunk
          Hey thanks for answering my question Rocky!
          When my welding classes are over and i'm a certified welder, can i join the United Welders of America?.. I hope so, that would be cool. ~~LaTeR~~
          It would not have any real value to you unless you work in a company where the weldors are represented by that union. Maybe it would be cool, but that is about it... Rocky D alluded to the fact that even if your company is unionized you may not be represented by a Weldors' union. Where I work for example, the mechanics are represented by the Carpenter's Union.
          Bill C
          "The more I learn about welding the more I find there is to learn..."

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          • #6
            How it works is like this...you get hired by the company...then...you join the union. Worry about gettiing hired first....no ...worry about getting certified first...then getting hired.
            Lots a practice will do it for you.

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            • #7
              oh, ok. Hey thanks for clearing that up for me.
              I know it won't be a problem finding a job, we have so many R.V. and other munufacturing companies everywhere.
              If you can't find a job as a weldor in Elkhart Indiana....you need to open your eyes. Thanks guys~~
              "My nose runs and my feet smell, you think it would be the other way around" ----Ralph Bean (welding teacher)

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