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  •  I accept your point about (8+ / 0-)

    he lack of positive depictions of unions in film. However, I have a quibble. Cop shows on TV tend to be very pro-union insofar as the main characters are union members. They are represented by their union reps when they invariably run afoul the bureaucracy.

    A recent episode of Chicago Fire (cops,firefighters same characters, different uniforms.) one of the main characters ran for President of the firefighters union union.

    Now these modern cop shows will usually depict other unions as corrupt, although there is frequently some incorruptible young crusader who is struggling to return control of the union to the members. Sadly the crusaders have a high mortality rate, although the bad union bosses always get arrested and the union members do regain control of the union.

    Here's my take on it - the revolution will not be blogged, it has to be slogged. - Deoliver47

    by OIL GUY on Thu Mar 20, 2014 at 02:40:02 PM PDT

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