I did not.
Said person then sent me the tweet…
With that said let me just say that the reason we are POSSIBLY going to be striking is not because we do not like our job. We may be striking because we have a contract that has not been settled. We are striking because the “higher ups” are looking to cut jobs which means I could possibly LOOSE my job. They are talking about taking away our medical benefits. REALLY?!?! Most of us work outside in the elements and we get sick from time to time from being in the extreme heat in the summer and the extreme cold in the winter. We get hurt on the job. I personally have gotten hurt on the job and was outta work for 6 months because of it. If I don’t have medical benefits I would have be screwed. They are also talking about MAJOR pay cuts. This is only the tip of the ice burg. These are only some issues that the “higher ups” need to figure out and find the best resolution that is gonna benefit EVERYONE. Our union reps are working diligently with said “higher ups” to come up with a way of making everyone happy. Also please don’t get me wrong I know I am very lucky to have my job. I do not take that for granted AT ALL!
With all that said just take a minute and think about the impact that this strike could have on me and my coworkers. That is not all though, let me just tell you that this strike would also have the possibility of impacting ALL OF YOU as well. What? How is that? Well, since I work in the shipping industry everything that comes in and out of the country comes through the ports and since our master contract includes all the ports from Maine to Texas if we strike we all strike!
If we strike EVERY PORT FROM MAINE TO TEXAS STRIKES.
So please if you have a issue with people striking just think of the impact that this specific strike could have on me, my coworkers and all of America for that matter.
Do you guys see get the severity of that?
This is MAJOR!