The Pilot's Guild is a professional
union representing professional ship crews based in the
Prodigal Void. It sponsors
the maintenance and establishment of trade and relatively safe exploratory and scientific missions.
It is a for-profit organization and involves itself in local politics with its
own self-interests in mind. It is particularly active in promoting "The
Business" of space travel and trade. It collects dues from ships crews and
corporations and uses an extensive database system to arrange contracts for
each to work with the other. Members of the Pilot's Guild are expected to only
fly for Guild corporations and Guild corporations are expected to only hire
Guild pilots, though this is difficult to enforce.
It is a functional and practical union and will use its money and influence to
promote those who can help it and to financially and politically harm those
who threaten its well-being. It holds a decent amount of sway with its pilots
and corporations, both of whom it works closely with, and it is frequently
involved in leveraging local politics.
In addition, the Pilot's Guild runs a chain of hostels, hotels, and refueling and supply stations at significant ports
which are available to members either for free or at significantly low prices.
Non-members can pay to use the facilities.
The Pilot's Guild works under an up-flowing
electoral system. Members join a particular chapter and vote for a Local Board
of Representatives for that chapter. The Local Boards of Representatives meet
yearly to elect both Regional Boards of Representatives and the master Union
Board of Representatives. The Boards consist of a President, Secretary,
Financial Officer, and Trade Representative. Each position has a structured
set of duties and a budget to hire a staff to accomplish the mandate of their
position. They can apply through the board to adjust their budget for the