Sunday, August 07, 2011


Mark, as a manager, is not a union member. Therefore, he and his colleagues will be putting in 12-hour days and six-day work weeks for the duration of the strike.

The last time they had a strike was 2000; Mark wasn't in management then, so he was a part of the strike. That one only lasted a few days. We'll see what happens this time around.


Donna said...

Ugh, that stinks. Been there, done that, although not for a strike. Hope it ends soon.

Donna said...

One thing that might limit the length of the strike is that the employees' benefits are only paid through the end of this month. So if there's not an agreement by the end of August, the people who are on strike are going to start getting hot under the collar.

I'm not against unions, as long as they are asking for sane and rational things. I'm not even against this strike, as long as there's no stupidity like vandalism and whatnot involved. Mark's going to show up extra-early tomorrow, even by comparison to his expected earlier-than-usual start time, because he doesn't want to deal with picketers blocking the entrance to the building.