Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 07 May 2016
You're right about some of the union local chairmen out there. Some
of them would sell your soul in a heart beat if they thought it would
benefit them. Luckily not local chairman are like this. When you find
a worthless local chairman, don't hesitate to out them and their
actions not only with your fellow members, but on this site.
I remember reading several years ago when Avon had a problem with its
UTU local chairman. The LC applied for a train master's position.
When he got it, didn't go over well with the members.
When the guy that replaced him started applying for company positions,
not only did one of his fellow local chairmen give all of this guy's
members a heads up, they turned around and let everyone on this site
know what a piece of crap their local chairman was.
Needless to say, when CSX management found out that everyone knew what
was up, and what a piece of crap this local chairman was, he not only
lost his local chairman's job, he never became a train master.
With everything said. You can bitch about your local chairman all day
long, but unless you're willing to step up and take his job, or support
someone who is......suck it up buttercup. Being a local chairman, if
done right can be a thankless job. One not everyone wants, or is cut
out to do.
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