Local 600: To join or not to join?
I've been debating joining the union for quite some time now, but I've been waiting it out until absolutely necessary. I've only missed out on a job once or twice that I know of, but I was really hoping to get grandfathered in at some point to avoid paying the massive initiation fee.
Are you a member of the union? Do you feel it was worth joining? Why/why not? Did you pay the initiation or did you get grandfathered in? What do you think are the best benefits to joining or not?