The Civil Worker's Union[edit | edit source]
Introduction to the CWU:[edit | edit source]
The Civil Worker's Union (CWU) is a labor organization created and fostered by the Universal Union following their occupation of Earth after the Seven Hour War. The Union provides a type of role-playing unlike some of the other factions, offering the role of distributing, purchasing, and selling goods to other citizens. There is a plethora of routes to take with a character who is employed by the CWU, many ranges from taking a strict loyalist route, smuggling goods to anti-citizens, or somewhere in between.
Workers of the CWU are split into different tasks by their Combine overseers, and depending on the server's jurisdiction, could have roles in engineering, maintenance, hard labor, sales, or even medical practice. While there is no set of rules specifically meant for this faction, there is a generalized common template to set up the Civil Worker's Union on your own server. Often ranked just as, if not similar in importance to factions like the Citizen and Metropolitan-Police Forces, the Civil Worker's Union can represent a core group of a server's player base.
Divisions of the Civil Worker's Union:[edit | edit source]
Medical:[edit | edit source]
Often abbreviated as Civil Medical Union, these members of the CWU are specialized in practicing medicine, general first aid, and limited surgical tasks. They are a HELIX Division of the civilian population in an urban or residential area designated by the Combine, and in times of dire emergency conscripted personnel of the Universal Union.
The most common backgrounds of individuals in the Medical field of the CWU are pre-war surgeons, doctors, nurses, and aides. Citizens wish to start a loyalist story join the Metropolitan Police Force could also start their character here. They are found usually, CWU Headquarters, for general care and emergencies. Medical personnel is dressed in a normal CWU uniform, a red cross as identification.
Industrial :[edit | edit source]
Members of the CWU who are well versed and experienced in manufacturing, or other blue-collar labor are usually recruited into the Industrial division of the Civil Worker's Union, sometimes called the Civil Industrial Union, or Civil Manufacturing Union. in an as specialists for a certain good or material, or junior overseer and assistant during a public work cycle. They are also known for working in electrical, plumbing, maintenance, and other similar tasks around the city.
These are the grunt laborers of the Civil Worker's Union and are comprised of people who worked in similar trades before the Seven Hour War and sometimes children. They are versed very little (if at all) in Combine technology and advanced systems. They wear either the standard uniform or a darker, sometimes flame-retardant industrial suit.
Commercial[edit | edit source]
Perhaps the most common and generalized section of the Civil Worker's Union, members who belong to the business and sales division are seen running their own shops, and distributing goods to the population of a Combine City. This sub-faction is perhaps the most autonomous, as many servers allow workers to create their own restaurants, clothing stores, or general goods shops. The personnel in business represent an integral part of a Combine City's "economy", by the direct trade and distribution of all goods.
This to siphon food, and even limited contraband to resistance movements away from the prying eyes of the Universal Union. More however, the division is used as a stepping stone for hopeful Loyalists who wish to gain a good standing in the eyes of their They wear a standard Civil Worker's Union uniform, and typically other clothing goods purchased from or sold from own their own shop.
Anticivil C.W.U[edit | edit source]
Like citizens, Civil Workers can support and sometimes even join the resistance. They may do this by selling goods to the rebels, cooking for them, usually against their own will with an armed Spas-12 pointed at their head, or taking up arms.
Rebellious members of the Civil Worker's Union are those who take advantage of their power to help Resistance Sects instead of "loyal" citizens. Rebellious CWU is found in every division of the Civil Worker's Union but is mostly seen in the Business division, as the Business often-times control shipments of raw materials that can be made into dangerous materials.
As previously stated, the rebellious Civil Worker's Union members are found in every division of the Union and are uniformed accordingly, depending on which division they reside in.
Commercial workers may also raise a surcharge on Civil Protection and the Combine, reasons for this are many. It may be that a CP demanded they sell some of their products for free to him and then killed both their staff members after being rejected, it may be that they support the resistance, it may be that they only want to gain extra cash, they may just think that the combine get extra cash so they should be able to pay extra.