I think, if I were a business owner, I'd have a zero tolerance policy for strikes. I'd write it into the employment contracts that walk-out strike equals "I quit." I mean, look at what happens when employees go on strike: Hostess, a national name brand in goodies, is going under. As in, totally gone. That's 18,000 more jobs gone because of a few who demanded more than what the company could afford to give them.
Now, Wal-Mart is having issues with strikers. There have been plans announced that there will be a walk-out strike on Black Friday--perhaps the biggest shopping day of the year.
Enough of this shit, people. Stop whining. You have a fucking job with a fucking paycheck. You're luckier than almost 20% of the nation. Suck it up and get to work so that your company can stay afloat, and you can keep your fucking job.
I understand that unions were necessary, at one point--that working conditions used to be a hell of a lot more dangerous, and work hours unreasonable (16 hour days and six or seven day weeks is unreasonable. 12 hour days four days a week is not.). That time has passed.
The giant uber-unions (UAW, NEA, et.al.) really need to follow suit.
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