Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Blog Review

Found this two line summary of Vancouver On Strike on eaves.ca Public Policy, Open Source and Politics.

I wish I was this concise.
The two line summary so far is: it’s been a ballad of incompetence (the mayor) vs. miscalculation (the unions). The result is a race for irrelevance.
I heartily concur.

2 comments:

Walter Schultz said...

Picket Boy,

Your blog is quite interesting. I'm not sure if you have started a blog before, but your content is very good.

I have a question?

If CUPE put the Richmond agreement before it's Vancouver members, a 17.5% wage increase, over 5 years, greater long term benefits and no cuts to any existing benefits ,would the membership vote in favour?

Picket Boy said...

I've never done a blog before. That would explain the different writing styles I've used as this strike has progressed.

As for your question:

"If CUPE put the Richmond agreement before it's Vancouver members, a 17.5% wage increase, over 5 years,
greater long term benefits and no cuts to any existing benefits,would the membership vote in favour?"

I believe there would be a 55-60% approval of such an agreement.

The stumbling block is the unwillingness of both negotiating teams to drop their pet issues and simply let the members vote.