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Ahhh, but which union leaders are we talking about?

I can tell you the CGT guys in my town may be aware of the low participation rate, but they were not aware that this discounted the scale of the historic progress they made last month.

I suppose 28% is a low score for such an election but then, that would make any American mayor or major party Presidential nominee illegitimate as well...

The Hun is always either at your throat or at your feet. Winston Churchill

by r------ on Fri Jan 16th, 2009 at 05:14:45 AM EST
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which union leaders are we talking about?

That includes CGT leaders at national level I talked to (at regional level, too).

Its is not surprising that the unions that gained in these elections use this "success" for PR, and I don't blame them for that. But that says nothing about the significance of these results in terms of legitimacy, especially given the strong bias in favour of public sector and big companies.

"Dieu se rit des hommes qui se plaignent des conséquences alors qu'ils en chérissent les causes" Jacques-Bénigne Bossuet

by Melanchthon on Fri Jan 16th, 2009 at 05:28:10 AM EST
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And I should use this as an opportunity to point out to all that, given your unique position, you really do have something more than any of the rest of us in terms of insight into what this means both in terms of future indsutrial relations and in terms of what the leadership are thinking.

I hear bloviators (rank and file) at the bar down the street from my place, and I do recognize the difference.

The Hun is always either at your throat or at your feet. Winston Churchill

by r------ on Fri Jan 16th, 2009 at 05:51:40 AM EST
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