Once upon a time the labor movement was a noble thing. They stuck to workers rights and avoided partisan politics beyond the work place. Unfortunately commies infiltrated the movement and reduced it to a joke.
My local does an excellent job fighting for the rights of our members. In many cases MGT does not follow its own rules and procedures. I am considered a hard core activist by management. Whenever a union was available at work I joined right away with one exception. My family did not want me being the shop steward in the garment business. I won that election almost unanimously as I voted against myself due to potential conflicts of interest. My job was turned into management formally and that was the first step into management one of many.