There's a lot of [in my opinion] very valid discussion going on here about the place of the union in today's music scene. I'm curious...who here is in the union,for how long, where is your local, what types of jobs do you play, how much is scale, how much is dues, how much work do you get, do you double, are you happy with it? Contrary to some folks opinion, I am not trolling or looking for a certain answer. I am honestly seeking info. My knowledge of the current musician's union situation is zero and I am trying to make myself a more informed person...nothing more, nothing less...absolutely no hidden agenda. I won't make any comments but I may ask other questions as they arise. Hey...help a guy learn something here. Thank you VERY MUCH !