When there’s a teaching strike on, whether it affects me or not, I tend to tweet a link to this post “Scabs” from a strike day in April 2008. It argues that union members are morally obliged to go on strike when there union votes to go on strike.
Unions negotiate for their members. If they are perceived as weak then they have a weaker negotiating position. Union members who ignore their own unions are undermining their own unions. They certainly have forfeited the right to complain about their own working conditions. If you tell the bosses you won’t fight you deserve what you get.
I possibly could have also reblogged it today, but I think that perhaps this would have suggested that I still feel exactly the same way now as I did then. However, this is not quite the case. While I have the same opinions…
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