Goddam! You got hemmorhoids or what, pardner? You sure been an ornory creature as of late!
In this case, why do you automatically write off rap sessions? There very well could be McD's and other fast food stores that use 'em to good effect, despite what's in that link you provided. Anything can be misused or abused as we all know, but the way the Corp itself may operate is not necessarily representative of how the franchise operator does. I've met a few restaurant owners in my lifetime, including a longtime DQ owner named Mildred who my sister and her husband once worked for before they married. She's a nice lady.
To close, McD Worker, Shaun, and Julie are right. Not all stores need an association, and in the ones that do have problems, employees should try to resolve their differences with management before joining one.
Turn down the heat and take it easy.