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All thumbs for contract resolution

I could have left work early today, but I wanted to stay until the vote was counted for the ratification of our contract. Not that I was physically needed to do so, but it was a way for me to … Continue reading

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Wrestling toward resolution

Collective bargaining can be like swimming in a sea of coded words, speaking English as a foreign language, being bilingual in English and English. Negotiating a contract with administrators is like trying to break hieroglyphic code, to unravel linguistic secrets, … Continue reading

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Complex promises and calculated intention

Another 4 hours of negotiating last night. (I am on our union’s negotiating team for our next teachers’ contract.) Let’s see… It has been eight, maybe ten 4 hour meetings already. And still many more to go. It’s a slow … Continue reading

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Debs ate his bribe

Today were our Pullman Strike debates. Jane Addams, Eugene Debs, Governor Altgeld, Attorney General Olney, General Miles and the Federal Troops, George Pullman, the General Managers Association (GMA), Reverend Carwardine, and Pullman workers were at the table negotiating, something that … Continue reading

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