History Main / WeirdTradeUnion

23rd Jan '17 10:56:27 PM Geoduck
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* An arc in a strip which ran in the U.S. military's newspaper, ''Stars and Stripes'', in the early 1980s, involved a modern-day Confederate officer who at one point showed his membership card for the Association of Bona-Fide Southern [[BreakingTheFourthWall Cartoon Characters]]. "Y'all will pleeze notice that's signed by [[WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes Foghorn Leghorn]] hisse'f!" To which an audience member exclaims, "Wow! Co-signed by Deputy Dawg!"

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* An arc in a strip which ran in the U.S. military's newspaper, ''Stars and Stripes'', in the early 1980s, involved a modern-day Confederate officer who at one point showed his membership card for the Association of Bona-Fide Southern [[BreakingTheFourthWall Cartoon Characters]]. "Y'all will pleeze notice that's signed by [[WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes Foghorn Leghorn]] WesternAnimation/FoghornLeghorn hisse'f!" To which an audience member exclaims, "Wow! Co-signed by Deputy Dawg!"
12th Jan '17 9:10:25 PM Fireblood
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* ''Literature/AtlasShrugged'' involves business owners and entrpreneurs going on strike when laws become too restrictive for them, causing society to collapse. The owners simply walk away from their businesses. Skilled workers, some for similar motives and some in sympathy with their former bosses, refuse to accept promotions or greater responsibility

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* ''Literature/AtlasShrugged'' involves business owners and entrpreneurs entrepreneurs going on strike when laws become too restrictive for them, causing society to collapse. The owners simply walk away from their businesses. Skilled workers, some for similar motives and some in sympathy with their former bosses, refuse to accept promotions or greater responsibility


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* ''Literature/VillainsByNecessity'': Assassins and thieves organized themselves into guilds in most cities. Sam (assassin) and Arcie (thief) had both been members of their respective guilds, with the latter a guildmaster.
31st Dec '16 12:46:22 PM nombretomado
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* Most ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' settings have at least a few guilds here and there, for assassins, thieves, mages, and whatnot. The {{Eberron}} setting is notable in that it has dragonmarked (think birthmarks that look like cool tattoos) houses that function as guilds for providing certain goods or services--banking, healing, mercenaries, smiths, travel... Depending on the individual involved, they might overlook "scabs" (i.e. adventurers)--but they are very wary of people manifesting "aberrant" dragonmarks--ones that don't conform in power or appearance to the twelve known ones...possibly because there used to be ''thirteen''...

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* Most ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' settings have at least a few guilds here and there, for assassins, thieves, mages, and whatnot. The {{Eberron}} TabletopGame/{{Eberron}} setting is notable in that it has dragonmarked (think birthmarks that look like cool tattoos) houses that function as guilds for providing certain goods or services--banking, healing, mercenaries, smiths, travel... Depending on the individual involved, they might overlook "scabs" (i.e. adventurers)--but they are very wary of people manifesting "aberrant" dragonmarks--ones that don't conform in power or appearance to the twelve known ones...possibly because there used to be ''thirteen''...
14th Dec '16 1:22:46 PM ErichoTOME
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* Founded in 1914, we have the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Society_for_the_Prevention_of_Calling_Sleeping_Car_Porters_%22George%22 Society for the Prevention of Calling Sleeping Car Porters "George".]]
1st Nov '16 3:40:46 PM eroock
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-->--''WesternAnimation/{{Shrek 2}}''

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-->--''WesternAnimation/{{Shrek -->-- ''WesternAnimation/{{Shrek 2}}''
14th Oct '16 6:04:18 PM Derkhan
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* ''Literature/MalazanBookOfTheFallen'':
** The Kingdom of Letheras has the peculiarly named [[WeirdTradeUnion Rat Catcher's Guild]] which purposes to do just that, catch rats and other vermin. In truth, they act as the unofficial [[MurderInc assassins guild]], the guild of thieves [[note]]although some independently minded thieves refuse to join[[/note]], a refugee smuggling ring ''and'' are conveniently contracted by the crown to investigate disappearances.
** The Darujhistan-based Trygalle Trade Guild, with offices on several continents, is a collection of would-be adventurers that sign on as shareholders and put their lives on the line to deliver whatever the client wants delivered, which usually involves crossing other dimensions full of things that want to eat and/or skin you alive.
7th Sep '16 5:44:36 PM dmcreif
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** After a co-op meeting, Stringer catches Shamrock writing down the minutes of the meeting:

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** After a co-op meeting, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hGo5bxWy21g Stringer catches Shamrock writing down the minutes of the meeting:meeting]]:
12th Aug '16 2:37:27 PM dmcreif
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-->'''Bell:''' You ain't got the floor. [[SophisticatedAsHell Chair don't recognise yo' ass.]]
** After a co-op meeting
--->'''Bell:''' Nigga, is you takin' notes on a criminal fuckin' conspiracy?

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-->'''Bell:''' -->'''Stromger:''' You ain't got the floor. [[SophisticatedAsHell Chair don't recognise yo' ass.]]
** After a co-op meeting
--->'''Bell:'''
meeting, Stringer catches Shamrock writing down the minutes of the meeting:
--->'''Stringer:'''
Nigga, is you takin' notes on a criminal fuckin' conspiracy?
5th Aug '16 7:54:11 PM Shishkahuben
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* There is a [[DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment lobby for lobbyists]].

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* There is a [[DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment [[ShapedLikeItself lobby for lobbyists]].



* There exist unions of rather esoteric membership which you wouldn't think should be in the same organization. For example, we have the Communications, Energy, and Paperworkers (As in pulp mill employees and printing press operators) union of Canada. What exactly would those groups of employees have in common?
** It will soon get more esoteric given that the CEP recently voted to merge with the Canadian Autoworkers union, which itself is an example, despite what the name would suggest.

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* There exist unions of rather esoteric membership which you wouldn't think should be in the same organization. For example, we have the Communications, Energy, and Paperworkers (As in pulp mill employees and printing press operators) union of Canada. What exactly would those groups of employees have in common?
** It will soon get more esoteric given that the CEP recently voted to merge with
common? In 2013, it [[TheAssimilator merged with]] the Canadian Autoworkers Auto Workers union, which itself is an example, despite what at least having the decency to adopt a more ambiguous name would suggest.- Unifor.
5th Aug '16 9:12:48 AM gemmabeta2
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** The IWW Incarcerated Workers Organization Committee is seeking to unionize prisoners. It has lead several strikes, mostly in the US south.

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** The IWW Incarcerated Workers Organization Committee is seeking to unionize prisoners. It has lead several strikes, mostly in the US south.south (to be fair, prisoners in the US do a surprising amount of hard labor, generally for pittance pays of around a dollar or two per hour, and failure to enroll in the work program may get a prisoner thrown into solitary confinement as punishment).
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