Normally, a union threatens a strike to get its way, the thinking being that the deprivation of valued labor forces employers back to the bargaining table so that they can quickly get employees back to the job of making them money.
But how does that model work if you’re part of a union of the unemployed? What, do you threaten to find a job? And doesn’t that hurt the UOUP (Union Of Unemployed Persons) more than it hurts anyone else; after all, once you’re employed by someone else, presumably you’re no longer eligible for UOUP membership.
Seriously, can someone explain how this is supposed to work in terms that doesn’t make it sound like it’s a story from the Onion?