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Business agents

Compare the differences with the different available unions. Which is the better choice?
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Postby goatdancer » Thu Dec 22, 2005 10:04 pm

How were the business agents elected? How many were there?



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Postby lonetag » Mon Dec 26, 2005 1:46 am

In the IBEW:

There is a Business Manager (effectively the action head of the union) that was elected by the full membership in a secret mail in ballot. There was also the units (local equivalents as it was one local together for the province) with a set of executive. And there was the Provinical Exectuive (the polictical and legislative heads of the union) that was elected by the full membership of the union in a mail in secret ballot. This method is much more democratic, makes it much easier to get rid of the top guy (as was done once), and prevents the insiders from controlling the agenda and certainly also prevents cronnyism. No sending the same old tired delegates to elect their same old buddies all the time. The top guys have to face a secret ballot of the full membership which is how it should be.

The IBEW is known world wide for being one of the most democratic major unions around.




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