Just catching up on some podcasts that I missed while away on vacation. One news story from the 8/1 show was about a news conference held by one of the WDW workers union in advance of negations for a new contract with WDW. The thrust of the unions news conference was that their members are way underpaid and most don't earn a "living wage". Some will dispute this, claiming that most CM's are part time and that this isn't what they depend on for a living. Maybe so. Others may question just what a "living wage" is. I guess I don't know. It made me wonder though, did the union fail in its duty to represent its members under the current contract? How did they let their members get to this point? Union negotiations are between two parties and the resulting contract is signed by both labor and management. The union agreed to the current wage levels during the last set of negotiations. Should they have held out for more? Will they fail this time?