|Solidarity is the glue that holds the union together. It is both an asset and a liability. It’s a liability because it depends on musicians closing ranks and working together as a whole, which doesn’t always occur, and it rarely happens in a union that pits its members against each other, or helps management do it. Or when the members collaborate with management to help the companies get what they want. Organizing solidarity is a daunting task, but when it works, it works well.
Ray Hair, August, 2012