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Labor Union Business Agents

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To succeed as a union business agent, you need to have both relevant job skills and leadership qualities. Agents should have previous work experience in the trade, industry, or profession in which they represent in order to fully understand and appreciate the problems and concerns of the workers. Most business agents begin as industrial or craft workers, join a union, become involved in its affairs, and progressively move up through the ranks.

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