Day 80 – The strike is still ongoing, 80 days and not a glimmer of negotiations. Why can’t Helen see that the union members are not going anywhere and the longer it takes the more pressure will be put on her to negotiate with them. She can’t bury her head in the sand and hope for the striking members to just go away, it is not going to happen. They have been here for 80 days and are still standing strong.
Maybe we should all take a lesson from our children, I attended a show today at my sons school. It was a good example of how people should be able to get along, you can watch the video below of my son and his dance partner. You might ask what does this have to do with the strike? If you have been following this blog you know that my son is an 1199 supporter, he has been on the strike line, at the rally’s and even helped serve the breakfast to the striking members. Now here is the part that we should all follow, his dance partner is the daughter of one of the administrators of the nursing home. Now I know she has nothing to do with the strike, but I do think that we should all take a look at how our children are able to be respectful of one another and get along no matter what side of the fence they stand on. If only Helen could be the same way and put her grudges aside and come to the bargaining table to negotiate a fair contract so these workers can return to work.
There was no other news to report today from the line, it rained the entire day without much of a break. It is always hard to be on the strike line when the weather is so horrible. Tomorrow is supposed to be a much better day weather wise.
Till tomorrow, STAND STRONG!