>>>I have a walked a picket line and have been proud to do it.
I'm am always amazed at that in which some folks take pride.
>>>Not everyone can have a graduate degree and charge $500.00 an hour for a consultation.
I just love this silver spoon mentality that implies that success or failure is not the result of ones own choices.
My son just recently returned from Iraq and now he is working hard and putting himself through college. While he will take Dad's advice, he will take nothing else and is determined to make it on his own.
The word pride doesn't begin to describe what a father feels for having such a son.
If he were walking around carrying a sign outside a casino, pride would not be the word I would choose to describe the activity.
>>>They need to be compensated fairly.
First, the main strike issue in AC isn't about compensation as I understand it. Second, what is fair? Is fair driving down to the Ford plant and counting all the Toyotas in the lot? Is fair punishing the shareholders of the company because the overpaid union workers buy Japanese TVs, DVDs, etc? Is fair spending your union wage on an overseas gambling site while complaining about outsourcing?
Hmmmm... IMO, fair is a pretty obscure term when it comes to the union membership. Union members are long overdue for a lesson in what is fair but it's coming.