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Response to bigtree (Reply #5)

Sun Jan 22, 2012, 12:57 PM

21. solidarity!

We're about 18 months ahead of you, i.e. 18 months in bargaining without a contract. Now we're in the statutory mediation process required in California. I'm an officer in our faculty union and we've already held successful one day strikes on two campuses just to rattle our sabers a bit. But I think we'll go to the wire. Management has hired attack dog anti-labor contractors to run the negotiations on their side, the sort of folks whose website brags about "successful" negotiations in instances where labor took big concessions or otherwise lost ground-- they get paid regardless and so have no personal stake in the outcome. They've chosen the path of slow, obfuscate, and do nothing while the statutory process runs out, planning to simply impose their "last, best" offer-- which was their first, worst, too-- at the end when all efforts have failed. It's a cynical strategy. We'll be forced to either take it or strike.

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