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Uncontrolable Laughter as "The Five" Discuss The Loss of Twinkies

SpiritInterface Wrote: Nov 17, 2012 2:12 AM
Those 18,500 union employees are the ones that voted to go on strike and reject the offers from Hostess. It was those same 18,500 union employees that ignored the warnings from Hostess that if they didn't end the strike the company would totally closed. So it is not just the "Union", those employees could have voted to end the strike but they didn't so they are just as responsible as the union.
evie10 Wrote: Nov 17, 2012 4:17 PM
I was in an AFL-CIO affiliated union - trust me when I say the rank and file has little say in the actions of the organization either.
Thasic Wrote: Nov 17, 2012 5:59 AM
I'm in a private union, and most of the time, a very small percentage of the rank and file membership are the ones 'voting' for a large contract to be accepted. Most of the folks usually have no idea what's actually being voted on, let alone get invited to attend the vote and other proceedings. The union big wigs have a core group of flunkys and hangers-on that vote by proxy for the rest of the membership and know how they 'should' vote based on series of word of mouth phone calls or emails to these people. Don't blame the regular employees, they are just useful idiots.