Hundreds line up for shot at union job in Queens

May 20, 2013 3:54:04 AM PDT
The chance to apply for a union job has hundreds of people lining up in the streets in Queens through the rain and dreary conditions.

Electricians Local 3 will hand out 750 applications Monday morning for elevator service and repair apprenticeships.

Some hopefuls have been camping out in Long Island City since Wednesday.

There are openings for just 10 percent of those who apply.

But the job seekers say the wait is worth it.

And these are not easy jobs. Applicants must be capable of lifting up to 50 pounds and working from heights of up to 1,000 feet.