I was wondering, what is the union's policy towards interns? I know that they don't allow a job to be done that a union member can do to be done by a non-union member. But, what if the person whose job it is says that the intern can do it? Is that alright with the union?
You can work Union gigs without joining a Union. It's called over hire. You get on a list and when they need people they call you. I have yet to join a Union because I dont need to at this point in time, but have worked jobs. If your 18, contact your local Union and asked to be put on as an over hire.