Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Good News

Strike's over.

Review to come? Don't think so.

12 comments:

Palmer said...

Congrats! hopefully you didn't end up with a bad striker's foot like I did. Also hopefully that whatever you were picketing for was worth the time and money put into it.

Matt said...

Does that mean you don't know what you got out of the strike?
Did you know why you were striking?

"What do we want!!"
"WE DON'T KNOW!!!"
"When do we want it!!!"
"RELATIVELY SOON!!!"

Anonymous said...

Hooray! Hope it was worth it. Jack

James said...

We knew what we wanted and we got it. Sadly, it took 14 days for the employer to stop playing games and be serious about negotiations.

Matt said...

Sounds devious, do they have to pay you for those 14 days?
Can they could use the money from the 14 days of salaries of everyone to assist in paying for what you were striking for?

James said...

to clarify: striking employees are not paid.

so you are correct, the employer will use the salary savings from those 14 days to pay for what was agreed upon in the new agreement.

one thing I will say: this was never about money or salary increases.

Palmer said...

That's interesting. So what would you say were the top 3 things the strike WAS about if it wasn't about salary increases?

I'm glad to hear that you got it though. Congrats!

Palmer said...

As a follow-up, if one of the top 3 items of the strike was to get a lifesize LEGO Darth Vader statue in the office, I am officially applying for a job there.

James said...

1. Respect.
2. Union representation in disciplinary meetings
3. Workloads.

Some of my coworkers might have different views, but I think number 1 covers it.

Palmer said...

Well I'm glad you got some r-e-s-p-e-c-t. That's hard to come by and I'm glad they're giving it to you now.

Anonymous said...

And what makes you think you have received their RESPECT? They have your money!
Do you not realize that one has to earn respect and not simply be awarded it through a strike?
Did your previous contract not have a clause that allowed for union representation during disciplinary hearings? What do you pay union dues for?

James said...

to anonymous:

Wow. That's a lot of questions for someone with not brave enough to leave their own name.

Good luck with your employment at Rogers Video.