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If I'm a union carpenter am i able to get my contractors license and do work on the side without it affecting my pension?

Lawyer's Assistant: Have you discussed this with a manager or HR? Or with a lawyer?

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Lawyer's Assistant: Are you an "at will" employee? Do you belong to a union?

Yes i am. i am currently with the union full time and would like to obtain my license to do legit side work.

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Apparently, it is common practice for union carpenters to work on side jobs. Here is what one union person said:

"Around here union guys are always doing "side jobs". I don't know a single union guy who doesn't do them. These are always cash jobs(can't let unemployment know about it, right?), uninsured jobs, they usually ask for money up front from the homeowner(can't risk my own money, right?). If they go on strike, what do they do? Picket line? no way-side jobs get them through.” http://forums.finehomebuilding.com/comment/14940

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