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Synonyms for rank

Synonyms for rank

positioning of one individual vis-à-vis others

a division of persons or things by quality, rank, or grade

a group of people or things arranged in a row

growing profusely

smelling of mildew or decay

conspicuously bad or offensive

Synonyms for rank

a row or line of people (especially soldiers or police) standing abreast of one another

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the ordinary members of an organization (such as the enlisted soldiers of an army)

position in a social hierarchy

the body of members of an organization or group

take or have a position relative to others

take precedence or surpass others in rank

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very fertile

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very offensive in smell or taste

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conspicuously and outrageously bad or reprehensible

complete and without restriction or qualification

growing profusely

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They say unions needs to become more feisty, less bureaucratic - and ruled by the rank and file. For them, it's a matter of putting "the movement" back in the labor movement, of recharging unions from the ground up.
Going hand in hand with this response were the rank and file's answers to questions about how to increase their performance.
"We propose," Staughton Lynd argues on behalf of his contributors, "that the CIO from the beginning [Lynd's emphasis] intended a top-down, so-called responsible unionism that would prevent strikes and control the rank and file." CIO unions, he argues, were "governmental monopolies" that "practiced top-down decisionmaking," "sought to regulate shop floor activity from above," and "ardently sought to discourage" radical political alternatives.(10) A good deal of the recent scholarship has considered such charges and convicted the CIO on lesser counts in these areas.(11) But no recent work of history has delivered a harsher verdict on the CIO than Lynd advances here.
Its relatively small size, union membership never reaching more than 3,000, and the fortuitous presence throughout these years of a union president, Agustin Tosco, of great prestige, adamantine integrity, and deep democratic convictions, also fostered the participatory union democracy and established a leadership highly sensitive to the changing moods of the rank and file.(11)
Blee offers the names of eight Indiana Klan leaders and 118 of the rank and file. We do not know how representative socially or economically these leaders are of the leadership group or even what leadership ranks they held.