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Elsa
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https://nypost.com/2021/10/14/10000-john-deere-uaw-workers-go-on-strike/

Workers on strike. Sounds like Saturn square Uranus to me.  

I think we're going to see a lot more of this.

What do you think?

Also, how do you feel about crossing a picket line?

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Crossing a picket line—that’s a matter of whether you support the people picketing or their employer. Whose values do you support? 

On the nursing forum I visit, they’ve talked about this. Nurses who cross a picket line are generally viewed with disgust, because in their desire to maintain job security and make money they are undermining the attempts of their fellow nurses to demand better working conditions, staffing levels and pay by admins. It’s also considered a lack of integrity.

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Re: picket lines, I am from AZ, which is a right-to-work state. Picket lines were foreign to me until I found myself in Las Vegas with some people from Michigan during a Dealer's strike. They were picketing in front of the casino. My friends said, hell no! They would never cross a picket line. But this was many years ago. I don't know if people in this day and age have feelings like that. It's one of the things I'd like to discern. Because everyone is always "canceling" people right before they purchase from them again.

Looking back... Reagan fired the ATC when they went on strike. The grocery workers went on strike in Denver once. I did not cross their line.  You know the employees, because you shop there and I just wouldn't do it.

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@elsa My dad remembers Reagan firing the ATC and brings it up now and again with disdain. He was raised by a union steel mill worker and was in a union himself.

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I come from a family blue collar workers and am now represented by a union. I wouldn't cross a picket line. 

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The Nabisco strike was settled.  Now we have Frito Lay, Kelloog, and John Deere on strike.  And yes, I do believe it is going to get worse.  All this added to labor shortage, geez louise, we are so short on truck drivers right now,  and that is a big part of the problem at the LA and Long Beach ports  --  The containers are just stacking up.  Nobody available to move product once it come out of the container.  Apparently WalMart, Target and Home Depot have agreed to use their resources to get these goods rolling across the country.   I think UAW is starting to get their members more informed of what could go wrong and how the union could help to head-off a strike.  

As for Reagan firing the air traffic controllers in '81, one of those air traffic controllers was my husband.  There has been a law suit over the last forty years about the legality of the way Reagan released all these federal employees.  After forty years, and of course many of these guys have already passed away, settlement talks are coming about.  

While it has taken years and years for wages to be adjusted, I think there is still room for the retail workers union to expand.

I am beginning to think that some of the increase in wages is a way employers can reason with their employees not to strike or start a blue-flu.  Bank of America announced their basic starting wage will become $22 per hour.

Crossing a picket line?  For me, just on a personal level, that would be a hard call.  I just don't know.  

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Aren’t those who cross picket lines (to go to work) called a “scab”? What about those who cross the line in order to shop at a store with a picket line? Would that be considered dishonoring the people fighting for better working conditions, wages or to not be forced to get the V?

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