Are you a union contractor and why does it matter? - Ravinia Plumbing
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Are you a union contractor and why does it matter?

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  • Date: August 5, 2016

Yes.  Most people don’t understand the difference between a single employer union (think teachers, police, municipal workers, factories workers etc.) and multi-employer unions (plumbers, pipe fitters, sheet metal, carpenters, electricians, and other skilled craft trades).  A multi-employer union is really like the human resources department of a large company.  Our unions manage healthcare and retirement benefits, but more importantly, they run the apprenticeship programs that train our workforce. The only way to learn a skilled craft is via on the job training supported with classroom training.  Our technicians receive more than 1200 hours of classroom training and have to spend four to five years in the field to log enough training hours to qualify to take the state plumbing license exam.  The end result?  Over the last five years, on average 22% of non-union apprentices pass the plumbing license exam compared to 97% of union apprentices that pass the test.  What does all this mean to you?  A higher quality, better trained technician working in your house or business.

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