I am a branch rep for the UCU, and I am often told that the Union does nothing ect ect, it can be quite disheartening. My standard reply is "You are the Union" but maybe I (like John Gray) should just quote an American lawyer circa 1925
"With all their faults, trade unions have done more for humanity than any other organization of men that ever existed. They have done more for decency, for honesty, for education, for the betterment of the race, for the developing of character in man, than any other association of men." Clarence Darrow
If that's too old school for you then check this out; its an Australian board meeting on the same topic: What have the Unions ever done for us? (Really good vid but mind the language at the end!)
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