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It's one thing when unions butt heads with corporations, but when there's war between unions, that's another thing.

Philly is a great union town. However, it's situations like these that really give them a black eye and diminish their reputation.

Below the fluffy orange smoke cloud...

Carpenters promise another protest at Convention Center

A few years ago Philly built a Convention Center. Something that was sorely needed in a perfect location - center city. From the start unions have been at war with each other over "territory." It's like gang wars without the guns.

I love unions, but they really need to get their act together and work in unison to strengthen their reputation. These power struggles just tarnish everything that unions were meant to do.

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  •  Tip Jar (2+ / 0-)
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    Killer, Hannibal

    It’s the Supreme Court, stupid! Followed by: It's always the Supreme Court! Progressives will win only when we convince a majority that they, too, are Progressive.

    by auapplemac on Fri Jul 25, 2014 at 07:30:03 AM PDT

  •  Turf disagreements (3+ / 0-)
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    ManhattanMan, 6412093, Hannibal

    are nothing new in convention centers. There are compelling reasons for many of these. In San Diego, we have had these disagreements for many years. We eventually worked them out for the most part. Now, IATSE, Decorators and Electricians actually protect each others' turf and keep an eye out for unauthorized labor.
    I have no doubt that Philly will work out it's issues as well. I say that having experienced the jurisdictional battles there first hand many years ago.

    "I dreamed I saw Joe Hill last night..."

    by Killer on Fri Jul 25, 2014 at 08:03:31 AM PDT

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