Read Jimmy's post-Expo 86 bio! He started this takeover before the book was published; it just took him longer than originally estimated. As for UFAWU's power, ask youself what happened to the other unions, associations and brotherhoods since 1986? Who's left in the industry? Pattison has been very methodical. It ain't right, but apparently the provincial and federal governments (all parties included in this grouping, by the way) haven'y objected, and still don't see a need to object! Neither did ANY of the unions!
A sad time continues unchecked, indeed!