Was laid off December 5th. Am a union plumbing apprentice. If I wait for the union to get something for me my bills will not get paid and my credit cards bills will grow. If I go non union I know they will not pay what I'm accustomed to...it will be a lot like starting over again and I am tired of doing that. As a matter of fact if a pay reduction is what is in store; I do not see many good reasons to stay in this trade. What are your thoughts?