Union Democracy Review
February/March 2002
no. 140

Published by the Association for Union Democracy

Construction Shorts

In the Laborers Union:

The Laborers Union helds its international convention in September. It is convenient to report this event as a short because not much seems to have happened. The convention was supposed to be followed by a membership referendum of top officers, but that will not be required because no one was nominated to run against the incumbent administration. As far as we know, no one even tried to get nominated.

What we suggested earlier as a possibility did happen or not happen.. LIUNA was the scene of the most efficiently and scrupulously planned election that never was conducted. The election supervisors can report one great success for the elaborate rules: No illegal campaign money was raised; it was unnecessary.


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