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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Recall that the 13th month pay was initially meant for the benefit of rank-and-file employees to help them tide over the expenses of the holiday season.
ACT strongly urged the Congress to "ensure that a meaningful salary increase for teachers and all rank-and-file employees be enacted and implemented" by January 2020.
However, the law states that only rank-and-file employees are entitled to the pay.
Mello describes the ways in which the general climate of anticommunist McCarthyism pervading the United States in the post-war era created challenges for dockworkers fighting for greater control over their working lives, not least by provoking employers' use of investigative agencies and loyalty programs aimed at disarming rank-and-file activists.
We need many more rank-and-file leaders, and I think leaders develop when members are given responsibility for the organization and power within it.
If there's one common characteristic among the technocrats and strategists of the "new" AFL-CIO, it's a general lack of respect for union democracy and rank-and-file activism.
of working conditions among the rank-and-file of a profession who
In fact, the General President and Secretary-treasurer will be required to stand for election before the rank-and-file membership later this year.
And it raises a host of touchy issues within organized labor, like whether rank-and-file members should have a direct vote in electing their national leaders.
Throughout labor's history, "rank-and-file" or "reform" movements have existed in many unions.
In the eyes of these executives, rank-and-file employees are not doing as well as either upper or midlevel management in the quality improvement effort.
HB 8784 seeking to increase from 85 percent to 90 percent the share of rank-and-file and supervisory employees in the total service charges being collected by hotels, restaurants and similar establishments.