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The Millwrights Indicator
24 minutes | Feb 18, 2021
Brining Back the Brotherhood
On this show I talk to Business Representative Jon Mix for local union 2158. We explain the importance of the unity and brotherhood that comes along with a union lifestyle. The ability to voice your opinion and make decisions on your future is a giant advantage of union life. So join us for the discussion and get a great look through the eyes of a union memeber!
27 minutes | Mar 2, 2020
Mechatronics coming to 2158
You heard it here first! The ground level view of 2158 expanding in to the robotics world! We take a look at the mechatronics field. I talk with Pete R. and John M. about the future of 2158 and what it might look like. This episode examins the world of robots, thier needs, and where our millwrights fit in with them! Local Union 2158 will be adding mechatronics to the syllabus, and we show you how large the scope is and where you can get training... ( Its here!)
28 minutes | Dec 12, 2019
North Central States Business Representative and Communications interview
On todays episode I talk with Shaun C. and Richard K. about the roles of a business Representative and a communications expert. Topics like market share, member communications, work availabilities and millwright job sites. We get a close look at how the North Central States Regional Council of Carpenters handle things like out of work millwrights, and the importance of skilled trades.
28 minutes | May 21, 2019
Getting trades back in the high schools
On today's show I speak with Austin C. and Seth W. about the importance of talking about the trades in high school. Too many schols place all the importance on 4 year colleges or the military. These are all great options, but if the student is not interested in the universities or selective service, the trades is a great place to check out! We talk about what it is like to get an education after high school, only to be left with debt and headaches, and how the union Millwrights made both of those easier to handle. This episode is one that should be shared as much as possible with anyone under 18 that is starting to wonder what options life has for us after graduation.
23 minutes | May 7, 2019
From the Military to the Millwrights
Today I talk with two prior service members and one that is currently in the National Guard. Blade Y. (USMC/National Guard) Jeff C. (USMC) and Beau B. (U.S. Navy) give some insight to the Millwrights from a service members view. We discuss the transition from life in military to life as a union Millwright. There are several advantages to making the move and we try highlight a few of them. We draw similarities to the work and way off life.
32 minutes | Apr 23, 2019
Encouragement to start a new career.
Today I talk to kendal, Josh and william about what its like to leave a job that is paying you 40 hours a week for a career that has layoffs as a normal part of life. We discuss the quality of life, perks of travel, and a few good rerasons to make the life style change, to being union millwright. I talk about what the pre trial apprentice progam does for you and the fact that it is a no obligation program that allows you try a new career with out totaling leaving your job right away. We here at 2158 we know it is a big decision to leave a job that pays every week for a career that will pay long after you have retired. This is one of the largest problems that people looking to become a millwright face, and 2158 gave them what they wanted, a way to "test drive" their new career!! Just another problem that local union 2158 has solved!
25 minutes | Apr 9, 2019
Journeyman words of wisdom, for a pre apprentice
Today I sit down with Chris H. a journeyman from local union 2158, and Nate C. one of our pre apprentices that has been busy in the field. We talk about the day to day work and job site of a pre apprentice and discuss what the future holds for Nate and other pre apprentices in his shoes.
19 minutes | Mar 26, 2019
Satisfying the end user with Local Union 2158 millwrights
Today I speak with Rick R. and Kieth H. about being able to deliver quality work, in a professional and safe mannor using our local millwrights. We talk about some of the training advancements and leadership classes that our memebrs undergo.
22 minutes | Mar 12, 2019
From robots and spaceships to automobile plants and nuclear facilities, a look at some diversity in the trade.
I spoke with Brian F. and Greg M. about some of the exciting areas you may find a millwright working in. We talk robots, retrofits, and technology on this episode to help explain the diversity in our trade.
19 minutes | Feb 25, 2019
What its like to travel as a union Millwright
Today we sit down with Evan L. and discuss the pros and cons of travel and what to do when you have worked your last day on the job. We also talk with him about some of his opportunities to see the country, because he traveled as a union Millwright.
26 minutes | Feb 25, 2019
The road to becoming a journeyman and more.
In this episode we talk with Mike M. and Randy G. about what it was like to go through the apprenticeship and what it is like to move all the way up to superintendent for the companies that they work for.
26 minutes | Feb 25, 2019
Orientations and the 4 year apprentice program
What you can expect at an orientation and the information you should bring with you in order to begin your career! We also take at look at the classes you will be taking during your apprenticeship.
21 minutes | Feb 20, 2019
Pre apprentice interview
In this episode we talk to Dan B. our recruiter here at 2158, and we talk with James V. about what its like to come to an orientation day.
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