Because there's no such thing as ceiling tiles. Duh.
You are mostly right. In many areas they are in the same local but do not work together. Some members are cross trained in different trades with in their local. But I have never met a guy that works both tile and brick jobs.I see what you're saying NJ, but I can't believe a union, or any commercial mason, would be laying laying tile one day & brick the next. At least not around here. I do see some similarites between the two trades, though.
Hello CJ my name is Mike. You found a union tradesman that is happy with his union. I am not going to say that unions, including mine are not with out their faults. I do not know of any large organization/business that does not have faults. But I have worked both sides and can say that I would not go back unless I had to. As far as less than half knowing what they are doing. In my experience the quality and knowledge has been better on the union side on average. I have worked with great guys either way and knuckleheads either way. I also believe that when it comes to brick and block work commercial and residential work are two different animals. In my area most commerical work is union and residential is not. I have seen many non union guys struggle trying to make the switch. Which I think one of the reasons is the fact that non union companies use corner poles and the guys are not good with their levels.:laughing::laughing:
Agree, fuk the unions. I have yet to find a union tradesman that's happy with the union....and I can say with... my 30 years in the field. That less than half of them know WTF they are doing.
Oh, just my honest opinion. :thumbsup:
I have seen many non union guys struggle trying to make the switch. Which I think one of the reasons is the fact that non union companies use corner poles and the guys are not good with their levels.