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Does the local electrical union discriminate on non-American cars?

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Answer #1 | 19/12 2013 18:04
It sure is the case at the Pipefitters Union #562 main office. Even though most domestic vehicles have at least 50% imprted parts, these union people are really weird about it. I stopped riding my Triumph to work. I won't own a Harley, so I drive a Chrysler in. IMHO, the Jetta is a great car.
Answer #2 | 19/12 2013 21:25
The general issue here is that you are dealing with folks of a older generation, and they are pretty tight on this issue. Of a hundred average union folks, I'd take a guess that only ten own non-US vehicles. It may be the case that they own two cars, and always drive the US car into work. Course, you could be logical. Most parts on US-made cars....are from Canada or Mexico....so they aren't pure American. The Jetta, I believe, is made in Mexico. From a maintenance stand-point, the Jetta would be a five-star choice. Is there anything from the big-three that matches? No. My only suggestion is to look around at foreign car manufacturing within the US and see if there is any Toyota, Nissan, or BMW that you might appreciate. Otherwise, at least for the first couple of years while a new union member.....you play their games until you've established yourself.
Answer #3 | 20/12 2013 09:57
Here's an idea. Don't join the union

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