I worked 30 years under CWA. We NEVER got more than the company offered. Many of us felt the union and company were in bed together. Both the local and national pulled dirty tricks to take advantage of members. Beirne took union funds and used them to promote his own personal beliefs. Shortly before I retired I requested that part of my dues that went to political activity be refunded which is the law. They didn't respond. I should have sued but was close to retirement and never followed up. WEish I had now.