Odds of Hanging On
Totally depends on how well you do – and “well” is defined as what kind of negotiator you were on behalf of your constituents. That is, there will be a perception after each new union contract about how well you assessed the power your workers had (i.e. for $11 million, could management have just replaced everyone with machines?). Your performance will also be evaluated on a basis of what kind of concessions you fought for… in the form of pay raises, pension add-ons and other benefits, like that 32 hour work week the workers were demanding.