College Support Staff went on strike today...unfortunately I am one of them. Had to pay the mouse off a couple weeks ago so i am going in October still, but not too excited right now. For everyone who says how bad the unions are we haven't been on strike in 32 years as we never ask for much, never hold managements feet to the fire at bargaining. This time they want to bring in a two tier wage structure which is terrible for new employees, and they want the ability to lay us off if the faculty go out. The problem with that is if we have a two tier wage structure, they will bring us back at the lower wage. Faculty hold a much tougher line than us, 3 strikes in 10 years and likely another next year. Not really the place to discuss this I am sure, but just wondering how anyone else would feel in my shoes. The shine is off the Trip right now knowing that if we are still out in October I will be calling the real estate company to sell my house just before heading to Disney. Again Don't want to get into a pro or anti unions debate as I think some unions can be ridiculous in their demands, and sometimes management is ridiculous with the concessions they ask for. PLus we are all tax payers, myself included. I wouldnt want a 10% increase in salary only to watch my taxes go up to pay for it.