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# CR1000 - Grayson - Labor leader

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As an experienced labor organizer and the former head of one of the nationâ€™s most powerful labor unions, Grayson is an excellent choice to chair the new council on business-labor relations.
Which of the following, if true, would most strengthen the conclusion above?

(A) The new council must have the support of the nationâ€™s labor leaders if it is to succeed.
(B) During his years as a labor leader, Grayson established a record of good relations with business leaders.
(C) The chair of the new council must be a person who can communicate directly with the leaders of the nationâ€™s largest labor unions.
(D) Most of the other members of the new council will be representatives of business management interests.
(E) An understanding of the needs and problems of labor is the only qualification necessary for the job of chairing the new council.
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14 Mar 2007, 20:46
axl_oz wrote:

As an experienced labor organizer and the former head of one of the nationâ€™s most powerful labor unions, Grayson is an excellent choice to chair the new council on business-labor relations.
Which of the following, if true, would most strengthen the conclusion above?

(A) The new council must have the support of the nationâ€™s labor leaders if it is to succeed.

Not sure whether G has the support.

(B) During his years as a labor leader, Grayson established a record of good relations with business leaders.

Slightly irrelevant.

(C) The chair of the new council must be a person who can communicate directly with the leaders of the nationâ€™s largest labor unions.

Any body can do this. Not just G.

(D) Most of the other members of the new council will be representatives of business management interests.

Who knows even G can be a representative of BM interests.

(E) An understanding of the needs and problems of labor is the only qualification necessary for the job of chairing the new council.

How abt E?

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14 Mar 2007, 20:53
im with E, clearly states that knowing only labor makes you qualified to be chair , since he had lots of labor experience, it would make him a great choice as well
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14 Mar 2007, 20:53
My question was why isn't B a good choice that could strengthen the argument?
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14 Mar 2007, 23:43
Which of the following, if true, would most strengthen the conclusion above?
option E says:
An understanding of the needs and problems of labor is the only qualification necessary for the job of chairing the new council.

As Grayson is "excellent labor organizer and the former head of one of the nationâ€™s most powerful labor unions", he'll be best choice for new job.
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15 Mar 2007, 09:01
the stem is making an assumption that states just because he was an experienced labor organizer and the former head of one of the nationâ€™s most powerful labor unions that qualifies him to be an excellent chair on business relations

we need to find a choice that bridges that gap what if there were other resonsobilities of being an excellent chair on business relations, what if you needed to have owned a business, or if the requirement was for you to speak another language but E stating that his experience would be enough to make him an excellent chair is why it's E
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21 Mar 2007, 13:17
the problem i see with (E) is that it's saying the only qualification necessary. can it be assumed that just because Grayson was a labor organizer and labor union head, that he truly understood the needs and problems of labor?? i would say not necessarily. there may be other dimensions to the understanding of the need/problems of labor and Grayson seems to only have one view (the laborers view). moreover, nowhere in the passage is such an understanding explicitly stated.

looking at the passage, what stands out to me is the business-labor relations. Grayson could have been a leader who had a one-sided position being extremely pro-laborer and anti-business. Thus he would not be a good fit for this council that is trying to promote relations between the two. (B) states that Grayson in fact did have a good record of relations with business.
Thus I'd go with (B).
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23 Mar 2007, 04:24
E is the best choice among others, On Gmat we have to choose the best among the other possible choices.. it also the OA.
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23 Mar 2007, 04:32
I also had a problem with this question, but E is the best choice, becase if this is the only requirement, the man is without doubt the best candidate. Although it is not realistic to assume that this can be the only prerequisite, if it were, the board should look no further.
23 Mar 2007, 04:32
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