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How many unions do you figure it would take to set up a wall for an auto show premiere? A 25' high by 40' wide single wall. Nothing tricky in terms of rigging or special effects.

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My guess would be 50. 10 doing the work, 15 taking a break, 5 negotiating for higheer benefits, 10 safety inspectors, 10 officers just hanging out!

Cataline
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How many unions do you figure it would take to set up a wall for an auto show premiere? A 25' high by 40' wide single wall. Nothing tricky in terms of rigging or special effects.

Hmmmm.... let's see. Electricians, Carpenters, Stevedors, UAW, Plumbers, one or two others just for fun... my answer is 7. Of course, that is presuming their are no former Union of Soviet Socialist Republic members involved which might make 8...

John
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13 union workers??
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well,jvancil, you're the closest so far with 7.

(Remember, it's the total number of different unions, not the number of union workers, that I'm looking for. Sorry if I may have phrased the question wrong.)
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Hello Steve,

Its a good gag, but I still prefer:

"How many viola players does it take to change a lightbulb?

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None! They can't get up that high

(Celebrating my hat!)

Regards

Jeff
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Hey Jeff!


And The Winner is.......................................................

.........jvancil....guessing 7 different unions!

The actual total is 6.

Teamsters- 10 men to unload the truck and bring it into the hall.
Riggers- 2 to hang the chain motors.
Stagehands-2 to assemble the truss and attach it to the motors.
Carpenters-8 to assemble a pre-built wall. Plus 1 Steward.
Electricians-6 to wire the lights and chain motors. 1 to run the motors.
Decorators-6 to attach the wall to the truss, plus staple on soft-goods.

Add into that 9 various supervisors from the rental cos.and you've got 45 people working on one wall. Good guess on labor at 50,Cataline!
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And some say that F wonders what's going on? F's leaders know or have a much better idea as to what's going on. It's the union leaders that don't: Many unions will eventually price themselves right out of business.

I used to believe that having no unions would be a bad thing. Not any longer. There is such a phenomenon as pricing an entity (or entities) out of business. It's happened before and with this kind of bull, it'll surely happen again. Just might be all the better for many of us!

The actual total is 6 [unions].

Teamsters- 10 men to unload the truck and bring it into the hall.
Riggers- 2 to hang the chain motors.
Stagehands-2 to assemble the truss and attach it to the motors.
Carpenters-8 to assemble a pre-built wall. Plus 1 Steward.
Electricians-6 to wire the lights and chain motors. 1 to run the motors.
Decorators-6 to attach the wall to the truss, plus staple on soft-goods.

Add into that 9 various supervisors from the rental cos.and you've got 45 people working on one wall. Good guess on labor at 50, Cataline!

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"Many unions will eventually price themselves right out of business."

I like the sound of that. Give'em a few years, they will.
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<<"Many unions will eventually price themselves right out of business."

I like the sound of that. Give'em a few years, they will. >>

hopefully they don't take the US automakers with'em as well.
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