Last Thursday IDEAL Tools hosted the National Championship, Elite Tradesman contest at the JATC. Over 25 apprentices from 1st year to 5th year competed for the fasts time. The apprentices uses IDEAL tools to cut, strip, terminate and test conductors to a switch.
Florida has the best solar resource east of the Mississippi but yet the Sunshine State lags far behind other “less sunny” states. It’s not the lack of sunshine. One of the biggest barriers to meaningful solar development areburdensome taxes which drive up the cost of solar power here.
1. Union guys are laid off all the time!
Well unfortunately layoffs are a possibility in the construction industry. But this issue has been used as a scare tactic with great success by non-union employers to intimidate workers about the IBEW.
The truth is that IBEW electricians are laid off no more often than any other workers in our industry.