Plenty more on this to come, but I think it’s a great opportunity for our union. While some people may be stuck in the old way of thinking (i.e. strikemongers vs. corporate sellouts), this is a chance to get the best of both worlds: thoughtful, pragmatic, but very unafraid leadership that puts logic and results ahead of ideology.
It’s also a chance to finally achieve the holy grail of negotiations…the one that always seems to evade us…an honest, balanced, strategic and effective negotiations partnership with another creative union.
Anyway, like I said…more to come.
For now, I’ll just put up Howard Gould’s terrific speech from last October.