Do you know why they hire above AMC, which I don't believe but I'll play your silly game troll. Because AMC set the standard with the union.
Think about it. Do you think AMC would pay what they are paying now without a union? Who do you think was the first company to actually pay vacation, ovetime, workover, guarantee raises etc. AMC, and they didn't do it because they liked us.
Now, every other company had to match it pretty close. But that's all they do is match it. They could come in a couple thousand over what AMC pays, sure. And for some, that's enought to uproot their life and move across the county for a couple thousand more.
But, if these companies were as good as they tell you they are, they would paying way much more, right? So there would be no doubt how great they are to work for. 10 or 15k more, right? But they don't. They just match what AMC does every contract rotation. Think about it.
I've been in the industry over 25 years, all of it with AMC. I've seen it before the union and after. It's been better after the union.