Burt and I work for the same agency. He is with one union (AFSCME) and I am with another (OEA). As of Friday the 30th, his union went out on strike. Our agency is making this an ugly battle in which no one will emerge without deep scars.
Financially we have planned for a rainy day but with the economy and the coming holidays, our umbrella can only take so much before it turns itself completely inside out from the strain.
I’m not sure how companies/agencies can expect their workforce to take such a large health care hit. Burt loses money each and every year.
So I’m sorry I’m not in the mind frame to entertain. If you are reading this and thinking “What about their Mexico trip when they were 18?”, you’ll have to wait another day until life returns to, well, whatever it was before.