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Subject:  Re: How airline pilot unions operate Date:  11/13/2012  10:22 PM
Author:  SeattlePioneer Number:  46216 of 73675

<< Actually, wouldn't a "democratic" union would tend to vote
greater benefits to the majority of the membership - such
that if there were many newer members the union would tend to
emphasize causes that would support the younger members - opposite
if the membership were composed of mainly veteran members. >>

Nice theory but you obviously have little or no practical experience with unions.

Long seniority employees are typically elected to union bargaining committees and such, and long seniority employees tend to have more power in setting union priorities.

People can always think of reasons why they should get more money or privileges.

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