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Old 06-03-2008, 10:46 AM
 
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I have heard mixed things about the union out there. I am planning on moving to Las Vegas in October with my wife an two children. I am currently in the union in Rochester New York but I moved to Albany for more work. I have heard all the union work is on the strip and I heard from a Non union Electrician that non union makes more money than union.Union scale in Albany is 24.45 an hour in Las vegas it is closer to 33.00 an hour. I have been working steady for 4 yrs now I need a change of pace. Also your average single family home in albany is 250,000 I am looking at home in Las Vegas for around 200,000 that are newer and in decent areas what is the catch. Somebody please elaborate on these topics.
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Old 06-03-2008, 03:33 PM
 
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I have heard mixed things about the union out there. I am planning on moving to Las Vegas in October with my wife an two children. I am currently in the union in Rochester New York but I moved to Albany for more work. I have heard all the union work is on the strip and I heard from a Non union Electrician that non union makes more money than union.Union scale in Albany is 24.45 an hour in Las vegas it is closer to 33.00 an hour. I have been working steady for 4 yrs now I need a change of pace. Also your average single family home in albany is 250,000 I am looking at home in Las Vegas for around 200,000 that are newer and in decent areas what is the catch. Somebody please elaborate on these topics.
Union scale for electricians in Vegas is now $39.21 as of the 1st. Plus about $8.50 between the local pension and annuity, $5.50 health plus the Nebf and International pensions. Your friend is full of, well you know.
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Old 07-08-2008, 06:40 PM
 
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If you feel like sitting on the out of work list for three months, by all means move out here. The journeyman list is pushing 2000. The hype about the work in Vegas is overrated. Yes there is a lot of work out here, but there are more than enough people to fill the jobs.
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Old 07-09-2008, 04:43 AM
 
Location: South Strip, NV --> Philly (Fall 2009)
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and most of the work is under 10 an hour...
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Old 07-09-2008, 10:54 AM
 
Location: Kingman AZ
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don't know about the wage for sure BUT my stepson is a Union Carpenter [currently working on tghe Encore project]. he said at dinner the other day that there are currently 1600 people on the "out of work list" at the carpenters Union....

If you want a union job you pretty much have to find your own.
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Old 09-12-2008, 01:51 PM
 
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Do not move to vegas...... No work 1700 on out of work list and they dislike travelers and people from out of town.. My husband and our 3 children ( and dog) moved here after visiting in March..... we have been here since july 17 and no work yet... in union 12 years in Indiana.... Hits the hall and the strip daily with no avail... now we are facing losing our home....... He found work in New Orleans, so he is going there for 3 weeks....
Just friendly advice...
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Old 09-12-2008, 03:56 PM
 
Location: Home!
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Do not move to vegas...... No work 1700 on out of work list and they dislike travelers and people from out of town.. My husband and our 3 children ( and dog) moved here after visiting in March..... we have been here since july 17 and no work yet... in union 12 years in Indiana.... Hits the hall and the strip daily with no avail... now we are facing losing our home....... He found work in New Orleans, so he is going there for 3 weeks....
Just friendly advice...

Why would you move the kids and the dog when he didn't have a job for sure? I know everyone's situation is different, but just curious as I just moved here from MI. My husband is a union painter-I know that I would never have moved the whole family and stuff here, much less buy a house (we are renting)if he did not already have a "for-sure" job. The whole move thing was a major hassle and I only moved one kid and a dog!
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Old 09-12-2008, 05:59 PM
 
Location: Here and there, you decide.
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well said kimba.... tried to give you a rep but gotta spread the love....
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Old 11-09-2008, 12:03 AM
 
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Just so you all know I have made the move and found a job right away through the union kinda got lucky I guess. I have been here for over a month and no complaints. Work for me shouldnt slow down for a while I will keep my fingers crossed . As for people not liking out of towners I have been treated with nothing but respect from all my co-workers...I know work is slow here right now but you can lose your job anywhere......
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