Paul Howes has never worked in any of the industries in which the union he heads represents. He is a political hack who uses his position to only benefit the Labor Party.
Finally, he copped a slap-down from a party elder yesterday when former Defence Minister Senator John Faulkner attacked
''Why don't you put a sock in it for once?'' asked Senator John Faulkner to the cheers of conference delegates.
''I want to say to you, for a long time before you were even born, Paul, I fought Greens and Liberals and Nationals inside and outside the Parliament. I've even, Paul, fought more Greens and Liberals and Nationals than you've done media interviews''
Unions used to represent workers, and fight for their interests. Now, they only work for the interests of left-wing politics. This cocky, well-paid union thug is getting to big for his boots.
UPDATE: See video here