posted on Apr, 24 2012 @ 08:41 AM
It's not all that unusual. I've worked for a company that represented both labor and management for IBEW. My job was to work directly with
management to make sure they were using union contractors on their jobs and to address whatever concerns they had along the way to keep them using
union labor. I also was the first point of contact with management that didn't use union contractors and keep reassuring them of the quality of the
workforce and how they actually would be saving money by using union workers.
Basically if it were 45 years ago, I'd be the guy with the shotgun in the trunk and reminding management of how important it was to hire union
contractors, and if they didn't, my guess is they would be sized up for cement shoes and swimming with the fishes.
So, it's not all that uncommon, society has just been moving away from this practice and trying to be more political about it.