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Posted by Bad idea on 7/31/2020, 10:54 am, in reply to "Strike?
Wrong time to strike. Public education is hanging on by a thread and parents are frustrated, tired, and scared. The absolute worst thing for teachers right now would be to strike. You think you have the public on your side but you would very quickly find, in my opinion, that you have more enemies than friends. With the number of people currently without a paycheck, (or having worked the entire pandemic in the essential fields not at home), I think flaunting your paycheck with extra demands in front of them would backfire. Do you really think the grocery store worker or gas station attendant really have any sympathy for teachers not wanting to go back to the classroom? Do you really think the unemployed have any sympathy? How about those doctors and nurses that were laid off because they shut down elective procedures? Or the airline workers about to get laid off because travel is still down? Think bigger picture. Strike is a bad idea.