Charc and I have been having a discussion about the union via private message. The short version is Charc has heard a lot of negative talk about the union in the Philly area. I, on the other hand, have heard positive feedback in the Seattle area. I'm guessing that the quality and responsiveness of union leadership at the local level makes a huge difference how the union as a whole is perceived in your area. I'm curious what the feelings about IATSE are in your area?