<P>Sound advice. He has done this. The rank and file seem to be in his
corner, at least from person-to-person contact. But the hierarchy refuse
to allow him to speak "at all." He attended the AFL-CIO convention and
they wouldn't even let him or Carol Miller on the floor. Her father is
a former teamster. He has refrained from criticizing the leadership, but
how long is he supposed to bend over and take it?
<P>Tom Lehman wrote:
<BLOCKQUOTE TYPE=CITE> Dear Chuck,
<P>Please, tell Bobby he's not going to get union support by attacking
the unions. Bob's been around long enough to know that; all
that accomplishes is to piss people off who otherwise might help you.
<P>Also, tell Bob<B> not to hog the microphone</B> at any events he might
invite himself to speak at---keep it short, sweet, and to the point.
<BLOCKQUOTE TYPE=CITE>Doyle Saylor wrote:
<BR>> deserves in,
<P>Doug deserves to be in if only because I can still receive my copy of
<BR>LBO. Actually, Doug's number crunching has gone a long way out here,
<BR>we'll probably carve a Santo of him when we win the state house! :-)
<P>> Don't bemoan the typists, organize the unorganized.
<P>Fortunately or unfortunately, I have worked at several jobs (construction,
<BR>farmhand) and found writing to be the best paying and most amenable.
<BR>that for self-righteous hypocrisy! :-) And I even belong to the writer's
<P>> You done any
<BR>> organizing lately?
<P>Trying to organize the writers here right now. But the AFL-CIO is mighty
<BR>cliquish, you know. They're even backing Phil "the goof" Maloof, the
<BR>king, for Congress. He runs non-union businesses, is a millionaire
<BR>tie his shoes and spit gum at the same time. That's what must make
<BR>for the union. If you know anyone in the hierarchy, perhaps you can
<BR>know (like they don't already) that Maloof's opponent, Bob Anderson,
<BR>been organizing since the 60s. After he was laid off, he set up soup
<BR>kitchens for other laid off families. I guess the bigwhigs at the union
<BR>think a yeller dog is better voted fer than a real union man. It must
<BR>those same guys who gave Newt "make em" Gingrich $60K.