According to the Occupational Outlook Handbook, "More than one-fourth of welders belong to unions." There are a variety of benefits available to union members. Benefits depend on the union's collective bargaining agreements. Unions fight for increased wages, better healthcare, safer working conditions, and retirement benefits.
Journalist Frank Koller tells the unique, if sometimes unbelievable, story of welding equipment manufacturer Lincoln Electric in his book Spark: How Old-Fashioned Values Drive a Twenty-First Century Corporation. Public Affairs Books have provided a copy for review on Weld My World, as well as five
There aren’t very many companies that can boast never laying off a single employee for financial reasons since the end of the Second World War. And then again, there aren’t very many companies that can boast making a profit for all but two of those
Who would take the time to become a Certified Welder without the promise of a job? Every welder who enrolls in a class for basic welding training or additional certification wants to know if there’s a good chance of finding a job. Is that a realistic expectation