The union isn't telling him not to take jobs. If this guy isn't working, when there are at least 7 or 8 productions going on state-wide, it might be because of other reasons. You get jobs in this industry by word-of-mouth generally, and personal recommendations outweigh resumes.
ANd we do need more crew people trained to sustain the business. The average age of a lot of the crew that started in the DEG days is probably 45-50 and will either retire or leave the business within 10-15 years.
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