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(What if) any strike would get bad media coverage because the media is neoliberal?

That I took as a given. The questions for "SMS polls" (which aren't really polls as we know) have a rather clear bias -- say, "should management remain steadfast?" is a more moderate one...

What if GDL fails?

My fear is:

  1. other managements will get bolder in wage conflicts;
  2. the media will declare the end of the relevance of trade unions;
  3. a majority of public opinion will follow suit.

It's not damage that can't be undone, but it would hurt.

If on the other hand GDL wins a better contract, I'll be happy for the above not happening, what's more trade unions may even gain respect, however: not much follows for other trade unions. Locomotive drivers hold critical jobs, other professions stopping work can't cause such widespread effect.

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.

by DoDo on Tue Oct 16th, 2007 at 04:33:18 PM EST
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