Rank-and-File


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Rank-and-File

The members of an organization as opposed to its leaders. The term is especially common when some individual members disagree with leadership. For example, the rank-and-file members of a union may oppose some policies proposed by organizers and representatives.
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Both the votes from lawmakers and rank-and-file votes will be counted that day, with the prefectural chapters counting the votes from rank-and-file members and converting them to the chapters' votes for the candidates.
That lasted until the Rampart scandal broke, revealing how rank-and-file, anti-gang officers routinely violated the basic rights of what were mostly gang members and hoodlums.
Other contributions are distinguished by an effort to re-examine labor defeats from a rank-and-file perspective and to suggest "that history could have been different," as Lynd puts it.
different from those of rank-and-file practitioners and, as a consequence,
These plans will not be aggregated with plans maintained by the employer, and the rank-and-file employees of the employer will not be the subject of nondiscrimination testing for the self-employed plan maintained by the director.
Since November, our attention has been directed to the redeployment of enthusiastic rank-and-file union members into shop-organizing efforts.
The plans, a profit-sharing and a money purchase pension plan, covered the doctors and six rank-and-file employees.