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(Washington Post)   Labor union protesting outside of a car dealership makes the critical error of underestimating a car dealer's lack of shame and eagerness for publicity   (washingtonpost.com) divider line 149
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2014-03-17 01:12:23 PM  

Latinwolf: Gulper Eel: I'm waiting for the union that brings the ten-foot-tall inflatable rat to its protests to be greeted by a chamber-of-commerce group with a fifty-foot-tall inflatable cat.

Isn't that like a NYC only thing or do they use similar rats elsewhere?


Philly does.

Or they just burn the site down. Either/or.
 
2014-03-17 01:13:19 PM  
*snert*
 
2014-03-17 01:14:14 PM  

Latinwolf: Gulper Eel: I'm waiting for the union that brings the ten-foot-tall inflatable rat to its protests to be greeted by a chamber-of-commerce group with a fifty-foot-tall inflatable cat.

Isn't that like a NYC only thing or do they use similar rats elsewhere?


Philadelphia.
And they also have a big-ass "fat-cat" too.  Looks kinda like the top-hat Monopoly guy only with diamond rings on his paws.

Unions are, generally speaking, a good thing.
Union bosses OTOH, are usually self-serving (failed) politicians and lawyers that manipulate its members into voting for whomever the biggest payoffs (not necessarily cash - civil contracts, political favors, etc.) come from.  Can't much speak to organized crime and the like, but don't much see how labor unions would be any more immune to it than any other organization that handles large amounts of cash.  Seeing as keeping corruption out of politics is nigh impossible, don't see how unions would be expected to maintain a higher standard.
 
2014-03-17 01:14:36 PM  

rkiller1: jso2897: Bashing unions is all the rage these days - and the low-minded, shiat-tier coward mentality always goes along with the crowd - it's a way for the weak, scared, and insecure to feel strong for a few fleeting seconds.

It took you a few fleeting seconds to type that, didn't it?  Now do you feel strong?


So, in your maturity, you are telling me that you're rubber, and I'm glue?
My, you're a clever one.
Think of your own put-downs, lame-o.
 
2014-03-17 01:16:42 PM  
Worked in a union box plant for a dozen years.  In the union for the first year.  During that time any grievance I ever had was with the union officials.  Moved to management for the rest of the time.  It was amazing how much self-entitlement union slugs express.  Most of them would have been content to sit in the break room for their entire shift and still expect a paycheck.  Tried to warn them when they brought in new upper management to 'clean up' the plant.  Talk to the rank and file I said.  Tell them it's imperative to work harder and raise production numbers.  I quit in August.  Plant closed the following January.  Union president told me he didn't care if the plant closed as long as the union didn't have to make any concessions to 'them'.  Said union president now works at a convenience store.  Seems as miserable as he always was.  Fark unions and the miserable asshats that still think they are a positive thing.
 
2014-03-17 01:16:58 PM  

jso2897: You may note than the punks have only snot and ad hominem arguments - all these soft-assed farkers live off what unions have won for them, and then spit on them. How quickly the soft, spoiled middle class forget where they came from.


And the same people running those unions treat its membership like a pyramid scheme, and promote sloth, protect intoxicated workers, and live like Bernie Madhoff.  Not to mention the corruption, racketeering, sabotage, etc. etc.
 
2014-03-17 01:17:56 PM  

IrishBlunder: Latinwolf: Gulper Eel: I'm waiting for the union that brings the ten-foot-tall inflatable rat to its protests to be greeted by a chamber-of-commerce group with a fifty-foot-tall inflatable cat.

Isn't that like a NYC only thing or do they use similar rats elsewhere?

Philadelphia.
And they also have a big-ass "fat-cat" too.  Looks kinda like the top-hat Monopoly guy only with diamond rings on his paws.

Unions are, generally speaking, a good thing.
Union bosses OTOH, are usually self-serving (failed) politicians and lawyers that manipulate its members into voting for whomever the biggest payoffs (not necessarily cash - civil contracts, political favors, etc.) come from.  Can't much speak to organized crime and the like, but don't much see how labor unions would be any more immune to it than any other organization that handles large amounts of cash.  Seeing as keeping corruption out of politics is nigh impossible, don't see how unions would be expected to maintain a higher standard.


You're right - but that isn't the point. there are bad unions, and sometimes unions suck. but not nearlty as much as this country would suck for working people without them. People get caught up in fashionable attitudes that they don't really think about the implications of. None of the assholes you see in here bashing unions would have shiat if they had never existed.
 
2014-03-17 01:18:25 PM  

Orgasmatron138: Sure you have to take the bad with the good, but do you honestly think that life would be better if the unions hadn't existed?


There are many deplorable institutions which arguably raised the long-term prospects of the society in which they operated. While the ends occasionally do justify the means, typically the associated group would have preferred to have had some choice in the matter.
 
2014-03-17 01:18:36 PM  
That was pretty funny. Glad to see everyone can have a laugh at that (besides jso2897, who seems to be suffering from acute butthurt)
 
2014-03-17 01:19:18 PM  

jso2897: You may note than the punks have only snot and ad hominem arguments - all these soft-assed farkers live off what unions have won for them, and then spit on them. How quickly the soft, spoiled middle class forget where they came from.


Nicely done.  You'll get a lot of bites.
 
2014-03-17 01:19:32 PM  

IrishBlunder: Seeing as keeping corruption out of politics is nigh impossible, don't see how unions would be expected to maintain a higher standard.


If you kept corruption out of politics, unions would disappear overnight.
 
2014-03-17 01:19:58 PM  

jso2897: rkiller1: jso2897: Bashing unions is all the rage these days - and the low-minded, shiat-tier coward mentality always goes along with the crowd - it's a way for the weak, scared, and insecure to feel strong for a few fleeting seconds.

It took you a few fleeting seconds to type that, didn't it?  Now do you feel strong?

So, in your maturity, you are telling me that you're rubber, and I'm glue?
My, you're a clever one.
Think of your own put-downs, lame-o.


You're a funny guy. You amooze me.
 
2014-03-17 01:20:12 PM  

Dr Jack Badofsky: jso2897: You may note than the punks have only snot and ad hominem arguments - all these soft-assed farkers live off what unions have won for them, and then spit on them. How quickly the soft, spoiled middle class forget where they came from.

And the same people running those unions treat its membership like a pyramid scheme, and promote sloth, protect intoxicated workers, and live like Bernie Madhoff.  Not to mention the corruption, racketeering, sabotage, etc. etc.


That can happen. Businesses are also often run by shiatty crooks - does that make business a bad thing? Shall we abolish all institutions somebody can find a bad example of? Because you name the institution, and I can find you an example thereof that is a good argument for abolishment.
People need to think before they speak.
 
2014-03-17 01:21:02 PM  
found a flyer with the union's beef spelled out on it
thisistwitchy.files.wordpress.com

so yeah... they hired a non-union carpenter and the union got all pissy that they weren't getting their cut.
 
2014-03-17 01:21:06 PM  

rkiller1: jso2897: rkiller1: jso2897: Bashing unions is all the rage these days - and the low-minded, shiat-tier coward mentality always goes along with the crowd - it's a way for the weak, scared, and insecure to feel strong for a few fleeting seconds.

It took you a few fleeting seconds to type that, didn't it?  Now do you feel strong?

So, in your maturity, you are telling me that you're rubber, and I'm glue?
My, you're a clever one.
Think of your own put-downs, lame-o.

You're a funny guy. You amooze me.


You're not talking to me because I amuse you.
 
2014-03-17 01:22:23 PM  
It seems to me that unions served a useful purpose way back in the 20th Century, when work weeks were 6 days long, work days were 12 hours long with no overtime and the working conditions were horrible (has anyone read  The Jungle?).  Now, it seems like they are just a self-serving entity that forces workers into their ranks and has run many a decent company into the ground.  Anyone remember Eastern Airlines?  That was brought down by a bunch of aircraft cleaners working for the Machinists Union.
 
2014-03-17 01:25:13 PM  

jso2897: AngryDragon: jso2897: Bashing unions is all the rage these days - and the low-minded, shiat-tier coward mentality always goes along with the crowd - it's a way for the weak, scared, and insecure to feel strong for a few fleeting seconds

MyRandomName: Labor unions are allowed in all 50 states. You should be more surprised by your own ignorance

I see the union members are all finally getting out of bed.  Or is St. Patty's day some sort of union holiday?  You go work the line after you get three sheets to the wind?

Just curious.

Never belonged to one in my life - but I know what they did for working people, and have enough self-respect to appreciate it. Unlike the go-along-with-the-crowd loudmouths.
But then, you knew that when you posted.


I have a great deal of respect for collective bargaining and the advantages it brings.  I am also aware that in the last half of the 20th century there were some epic examples of corruption and misuse in union organizations all over the US which doesn't reduce their positive role..

I just figured that since you started slinging insults I would respond in kind though.
 
2014-03-17 01:26:10 PM  

The_Original_Roxtar: found a flyer with the union's beef spelled out on it
[thisistwitchy.files.wordpress.com image 850x1100]

so yeah... they hired a non-union carpenter and the union got all pissy that they weren't getting their cut.


The dealership should have a bonfire with the flyers.  Print a bunch up and get a couple grilles and cook hot dogs and hamburgers for customers.  It'll be fun...
 
2014-03-17 01:28:08 PM  
Licensed bonded and insured works for me.

Union just means trouble.
 
2014-03-17 01:28:39 PM  
I was expecting something else in the link and I laughed so hard when it caught me by surprise. Good find.
 
2014-03-17 01:28:56 PM  
... and one win was had this day.
 
2014-03-17 01:31:21 PM  
"That's not my job."
 
2014-03-17 01:32:03 PM  
Unions... haha.
 
2014-03-17 01:33:10 PM  

Orgasmatron138: That Guy Jeff: ifky: mbillips: What labor union covers workers at car dealerships? Is there a mechanic's union? Maybe the cleaning company is unionized?

Looks like the building in the back is being built or remodeled. I'm guessing they used a non union contractor to do the work.

What an incredible travesty, someone actually hiring whoever they want to do perform work instead of going through a specific organization, like they live in a free country or something.

(there's a reason everyone hates unions now)

Sure you have to take the bad with the good, but do you honestly think that life would be better if the unions hadn't existed?


Like how slavery gave us the money to beat the British?
Judge current institutions by their current value.

Or as the Bard wrote, Present mirth hath present laughter.
 
2014-03-17 01:33:42 PM  

The_Original_Roxtar: found a flyer with the union's beef spelled out on it
[thisistwitchy.files.wordpress.com image 850x1100]

so yeah... they hired a non-union carpenter and the union got all pissy that they weren't getting their cut.


So, they're really pissed that it's a non union carpenter, but they can't come out and say that since it would sound bad they're protesting because somebody else has a job. So instead they say their core beef is that the non-union contractor doesn't pay 100% of the health costs of the workers.

To which most Americans just shrug. If you're not paying premiums, copays, or deductibles then it means there's salary you aren't getting to cover all that. And since sweetheart "Cadillac" plans like that are now penalized by taxation under the ACA, they may not want to remind everybody that the fed.gov was handing out exemptions for such things as sops in return for their support.

Having to pay premiums/deductibles/copays isn't necessarily a bad thing so long as you get paid enough to cover them when they're necessary. I'm willing to bet that the union workers had to take a hit to wages to cover those plans... that's what some other unions have been so pissed about in contract negotiations. They ended up losing the plans AND the wages.
 
2014-03-17 01:33:56 PM  

jso2897: You may note than the punks have only snot and ad hominem arguments - all these soft-assed farkers live off what unions have won for them, and then spit on them. How quickly the soft, spoiled middle class forget where they came from.


yeah.. fark democracy sucks!
 
2014-03-17 01:35:39 PM  

The_Original_Roxtar: found a flyer with the union's beef spelled out on it
[thisistwitchy.files.wordpress.com image 850x1100]

so yeah... they hired a non-union carpenter and the union got all pissy that they weren't getting their cut.


They hired the lowest bidder.  The union got all but hurt.  In my experience with construction work, the union bids are almost always the highest.
 
2014-03-17 01:35:45 PM  

jso2897: You may note than the punks have only snot and ad hominem arguments - all these soft-assed farkers live off what unions have won for them, and then spit on them. How quickly the soft, spoiled middle class forget where they came from.


I agree. Resorting to ad hominem right off the bat really speaks to how shiatty a person someone is.

jso2897: Bashing unions is all the rage these days - and the low-minded, shiat-tier coward mentality always goes along with the crowd - it's a way for the weak, scared, and insecure to feel strong for a few fleeting seconds.


A perfect example.
 
2014-03-17 01:36:25 PM  
The UAW in Detroit unionized all of the car dealership employees and in a unique union approach to productivity mandated that no car dealer could be open on weekends.  Every so often a car dealership would try and dispute that and the union would drop by and bust 20 or so windshields.  If the dealer didn't take the hint then they'd Molotov cocktail the whole lot.  It was kind of convenient for the dealer because any time they were going under they'd have big ad campaigns saying how they were opening on weekends, sell all the cars they could and the rest the UAW and their insurance company took care of.
 
2014-03-17 01:38:28 PM  

rkiller1: mongbiohazard: currently nearly unchecked power of business

There are several local, state and federal agencies publishing thousands of pages of regulations that disagree with you.


Regulations that powerful business interests and large campaign financiers have been watering down for decades. If there is no one to oppose them those regulations, through the long successful efforts to buy the laws they want, just end up serving to protect entrenched businesses against new entrants to the markets and from any effective oversight of the regulators.

See, the Elk River chemical spill, the North Carolina coal ash contamination and the 2008 capital market meltdown just to name a few recent examples of how business without another force to check their power gets the best lack of effective regulation that money can buy.
 
2014-03-17 01:38:32 PM  

Fark In The Duck: It seems to me that unions served a useful purpose way back in the 20th Century, when work weeks were 6 days long, work days were 12 hours long with no overtime and the working conditions were horrible (has anyone read  The Jungle?).  Now, it seems like they are just a self-serving entity that forces workers into their ranks and has run many a decent company into the ground.  Anyone remember Eastern Airlines?  That was brought down by a bunch of aircraft cleaners working for the Machinists Union.


Or a Canadian example, when we had two national airlines... Canadian Airlines was unionized and drowning, Air Canada was non-union and viable. Then the government forced a merger (for some reason or another) Air Canada ended up having to deal with the union and almost sunk itself as well.

Or any other example of union shops that closed up and moved down to Mexico because the union wouldn't negotiate compromises.

Only experiences I've had with unions directly is temp jobs in the past as a non union employee. And remember having to wait almost 3 hours until I could get the right person to bring me out some items I needed to work with... Oh and I had to work outside, couldn't be inside the plant.

Then there's a cousin of mine who was working a union security gig for a bit. Kept getting transferred to a new local before officially becoming a member. So paid dues for over a year to various locals of the same union but never got the benefits.

Oh and the teachers union in Ontario basically screwing over any would be new teachers, because subs get picked by seniority and retired teachers then get any sub work they want, while collecting pension. Meanwhile, without getting sub work you basically can't become a full teacher. So people get stuck in limbo for years and years without ever being full time because those who retire don't actually clear up spots.
 
2014-03-17 01:38:52 PM  

akula: To which most Americans just shrug. If you're not paying premiums, copays, or deductibles then it means there's salary you aren't getting to cover all that. And since sweetheart "Cadillac" plans like that are now penalized by taxation under the ACA, they may not want to remind everybody that the fed.gov was handing out exemptions for such things as sops in return for their support.

Having to pay premiums/deductibles/copays isn't necessarily a bad thing so long as you get paid enough to cover them when they're necessary. I'm willing to bet that the union workers had to take a hit to wages to cover those plans... that's what some other unions have been so pissed about in contract negotiations. They ended up losing the plans AND the wages


Oops!

Guaranteed when the next election comes though, the very people who took money out of their pockets will win the primaries and the elections because "Congress sucks except for MY Rep"
 
2014-03-17 01:39:39 PM  
Unions had their place. They need to go the way of the dodo for the time being.

When there is a need for them again, people will organize. But the organization as it stands now is utterly corrupt.
 
2014-03-17 01:39:41 PM  

ifky: mbillips: What labor union covers workers at car dealerships? Is there a mechanic's union? Maybe the cleaning company is unionized?

Looks like the building in the back is being built or remodeled. I'm guessing they used a non union contractor to do the work.


Boo farking hoo.
 
2014-03-17 01:40:38 PM  

jso2897: You may note than the punks have only snot and ad hominem arguments - all these soft-assed farkers live off what unions have won for them, and then spit on them. How quickly the soft, spoiled middle class forget where they came from.


Kind of sounds like you're describing the modern Union member.
 
2014-03-17 01:46:45 PM  

Gulper Eel: I'm waiting for the union that brings the ten-foot-tall inflatable rat to its protests to be greeted by a chamber-of-commerce group with a fifty-foot-tall inflatable cat.


There's gotta be a niche business idea in there. I can smell it.
 
2014-03-17 01:46:45 PM  

AgentPothead: Unions aren't ever the problem. The problem, and this is pretty much a 100% of the time given, is people. People have ruined every single thing they've ever touched. And yet you keep reproducing like bacteria.



I couldn't agree more. Any time you get a big, powerful organization that gets old and comfortable it's going to attract corruption and mismanagement from within.

Unions are good. Big business is good. But either one, left to their own devices with enough power and wealth, can rot from within eventually and become counterproductive. It's best to keep them at each other, checking one another.

I'd also sort of like to see some kind of sunset clause built in for unions... Change our laws to make it incredibly easy - maybe even mandatory in many industries - to have a union formed, but that after X amount of years the union must fold and a new union be established that none of the old officers would be able to participate in the management of. That would hopefully clear out the dead wood, and keep them focused on their core missions.

I imagine that the argument against that would be that the new union leaders with no experience wouldn't be as effective at first, but I don't really see that as an issue in the long run (nor as big a concern in the information age). The benefit might just outweigh the cost.
 
2014-03-17 01:50:48 PM  

mongbiohazard: AgentPothead: Unions aren't ever the problem. The problem, and this is pretty much a 100% of the time given, is people. People have ruined every single thing they've ever touched. And yet you keep reproducing like bacteria.


I couldn't agree more. Any time you get a big, powerful organization that gets old and comfortable it's going to attract corruption and mismanagement from within.

Unions are good. Big business is good. But either one, left to their own devices with enough power and wealth, can rot from within eventually and become counterproductive. It's best to keep them at each other, checking one another.

I'd also sort of like to see some kind of sunset clause built in for unions... Change our laws to make it incredibly easy - maybe even mandatory in many industries - to have a union formed, but that after X amount of years the union must fold and a new union be established that none of the old officers would be able to participate in the management of. That would hopefully clear out the dead wood, and keep them focused on their core missions.

I imagine that the argument against that would be that the new union leaders with no experience wouldn't be as effective at first, but I don't really see that as an issue in the long run (nor as big a concern in the information age). The benefit might just outweigh the cost.


You mean....term limits?  It seems that our Congress does not feel that is the proper thing to do.  If our government thinks it is a bad idea, then surely it must be.   ;-)
 
2014-03-17 01:51:01 PM  

That Guy Jeff: ifky: mbillips: What labor union covers workers at car dealerships? Is there a mechanic's union? Maybe the cleaning company is unionized?

Looks like the building in the back is being built or remodeled. I'm guessing they used a non union contractor to do the work.

What an incredible travesty, someone actually hiring whoever they want to do perform work instead of going through a specific organization, like they live in a free country or something.

(there's a reason everyone hates unions now)


I agree with you. They pulled the same thing down at a new Ready Care Center they built down the road from my parents. I never saw them at a small project like that. Normally the go to major projects at the local power plants or one of the big office buildings downtown.
 
2014-03-17 01:51:13 PM  

balki1867: SecretAgentWoman: I clicked, prepared to feel disgusted by the dealership's actions, then I LOL'd.

This.


That.
 
2014-03-17 01:53:52 PM  

jso2897: Bashing unions is all the rage these days - and the low-minded, shiat-tier coward mentality always goes along with the crowd - it's a way for the weak, scared, and insecure to feel strong for a few fleeting seconds.


Never underestimate the collective strength of the weak and or stupid. They might have a union card or a voter registration card. Or both.
 
2014-03-17 01:54:13 PM  

jso2897: Bashing unions is all the rage these days - and the low-minded, shiat-tier coward mentality always goes along with the crowd - it's a way for the weak, scared, and insecure to feel strong for a few fleeting seconds.


Don't strain so hard. You are overloading on the bait.
 
2014-03-17 01:55:05 PM  
I think calling drywall hangers "carpenter craftsmen" is a bit of a stretch.  I watched some guys redo my living room, then when it came time to redo my kitchen, I bought the tools and did it myself - including replacing parts of the ceiling, doing all of the taping, mudding and texture.  This included filling in a doorway, placing recessed lights where none had existed, and a bunch of other finish work.  I'm now redoing my basement by myself as well.  As long as contractors are following IBC to the letter, it shouldn't matter whether a company or an individual uses union or non-union labor.  Maybe in the case with plumbers and electricians - but it doesn't take a ton of skill to do the rest of the things involved with building - especially interior work.

/video nerd with no education involving carpentry
//oh, and non-union video nerd at that
 
2014-03-17 01:56:56 PM  

OscarTamerz: The UAW in Detroit unionized all of the car dealership employees and in a unique union approach to productivity mandated that no car dealer could be open on weekends.  Every so often a car dealership would try and dispute that and the union would drop by and bust 20 or so windshields.  If the dealer didn't take the hint then they'd Molotov cocktail the whole lot.  It was kind of convenient for the dealer because any time they were going under they'd have big ad campaigns saying how they were opening on weekends, sell all the cars they could and the rest the UAW and their insurance company took care of.


Backwards. The dealerships colluded with each other to stay closed on the weekends. One reason they did this is to persuade their employees to not unionize. They basically offered it as a benefit to keep the employees happy.

From an article  when the FTC filed an antitrust complaint against the Detroit dealerships in 1985:


http://articles.latimes.com/1985-01-20/business/fi-10631_1_car-deale rs

Both McInerney and Hayes also claim that most of the pressure on dealers to remain closed on Saturdays comes from their employees, who see such closings as something of a fringe benefit. One local salesman, David Michels of Highland Park, Mich., recently wrote to the Detroit News to say that he had moved from San Diego to the Detroit area "because, as an automobile salesman, this is the only place in America where I may have a normal life and enjoy some of life's pleasures that the average working person takes for granted."

McInerney says dealers have restricted their hours in order to keep their employees from joining unions, and he complains that the FTC's action has sparked an organizing drive among local sales people by the Teamsters union, which scheduled a meeting with angry sales people last week.
 
2014-03-17 01:57:23 PM  

FilmBELOH20: I think calling drywall hangers "carpenter craftsmen" is a bit of a stretch.  I watched some guys redo my living room, then when it came time to redo my kitchen, I bought the tools and did it myself - including replacing parts of the ceiling, doing all of the taping, mudding and texture.  This included filling in a doorway, placing recessed lights where none had existed, and a bunch of other finish work.  I'm now redoing my basement by myself as well.  As long as contractors are following IBC to the letter, it shouldn't matter whether a company or an individual uses union or non-union labor.  Maybe in the case with plumbers and electricians - but it doesn't take a ton of skill to do the rest of the things involved with building - especially interior work.

/video nerd with no education involving carpentry
//oh, and non-union video nerd at that


Scab.
 
2014-03-17 01:57:43 PM  

jso2897: You may note than the punks have only snot and ad hominem arguments - all these soft-assed farkers live off what unions have won for them, and then spit on them. How quickly the soft, spoiled middle class forget where they came from.


5/10. Nice troll on the Obama "you didn't make this" spin.
 
2014-03-17 01:58:16 PM  

That Guy Jeff: Hadn't existed? No, they served a good role. Past tense. Currently they are a mockery of their former selves, and things like "mandatory union membership" are travesty. Just another layer of bureaucratic parasites, like a home owner's association for your job.


The pay is a pittance, the benefits are bullschitt, the hours are outrageous and the air is full of asbestos?  Suck  it, peasant, or go work somewhere else.

...Oh waitafugginminute, there's a union here?  THIS IS AN OUTRAGE!
 
2014-03-17 02:03:27 PM  
I'm no fan of labor unions as currently constructed, given their hatred of free choice and secret ballots, so this amuses me.
 
2014-03-17 02:04:16 PM  
The Ironworker's Union in Philadelphia recently had almost all of its officers indicted.
 
2014-03-17 02:04:31 PM  
t

BGates: The labor union is mad because a small portion of the remodel (drywall) was done by non-union guys.  Dealership came back and said they hired the lowest bidder for that portion of the job.  Piss on the union for complaining about it.  Really funny part is they hired temps to picket the place.


Were the paid picketers recieving union bebefits? Should the paid protesters form a union, and that union then protests other unions that dont give them proper benefits when they protest for them?
 
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