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    unionproud Posts: 1, Reputation: 1
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    Jan 23, 2012, 10:49 AM
    Shop Stewards Conflicts
    We have a union member running for the Head Chairperson position at our Local Unit and is directly related to the management for the Company that we will be negotiating a contract with- How can it not be a Conflict and be in the best interest on the behalf of the bargaining unit? Open for ideas on how to handle this situation and opinions
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    Jan 23, 2012, 11:04 AM
    Personally as a Union member myself. I also can't see how it can't be, or at least wouldn't have the possibility of becoming one.

    Despite the best of intentions... its a situation that is unlikely to be able to avoid issues... or at least the suspicion of them.
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    Jan 23, 2012, 11:48 AM
    So oppose him in the run for office or support who else is running for office and use this to ask for others not to support him.
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    Jan 23, 2012, 12:07 PM
    And make sure this is known to all the rank and file when you or someone else runs for that (assuming it's a large enough site you actually have an election and its not an informal show of hands)... I'm sure it would influence the election, and you aren't even stretching the truth.

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