As of this morning (Tuesday, the 20th), the MTA has staged an ilegal strike, shutting down all buses and trains in the Metropolitan New York area, virtually paralyzing the biggest city in the country, and costing New York an estimated $400 million dollars a day.
Just wondering what everyone thought about this.
Now, my political affiliations are probably known to everyone who posts here, but with each second the city remains moribound, my union sympathies waver more and more. Another couple of days of this bullshit, and I might be in favor of a Reagan-style mass firing.
Besides the fact that it's Christmas, besides the fact that by Friday over $1.2 BILLION expected to be deposited into the coffers of stores, restaurants, and businesses ill disappear forever, AND besides the fact that it's really freaking cold outside to be waiting in line or walking...the MTA, for all its talk about trying to help the working class members of its union, are truly hurting the working class. The people who are most affected by this strike make up the working class of NY: hotel workers, waiters, teachers (who worked without a contract for almost two years WITHOUT going on strike.)
So, again: what does everyone think?