I do not understand the reason for their strike, and I do not care
to. What I do understand is that if I were dissatisfied with an
employer, I would leave. In fact, this is what I and most of these
strikers did when choosing a place to live in: we moved to Canada.
I have never felt
comfortable about asking anyone twice about something that does not
belong to me. If I do not get what I want as a part of a negotiated
deal, I have the right to move on, nothing more. If I do not have a
better choice, I consider it my ethical duty not to blackmail. Most
importantly, however rightful my stance, I would not forcefully
involve anyone in my fight.
My next door neighbor fumes and frets every morning as all our
guest-parking is occupied by the strikers with impunity. When all
legitimate parking is occupied they park their cars behind ours.
They use the limited-time street-parking all day – the parking
warden ignores it. Early in the morning they set up a barbeque to
improvise cooking within our private area, unconcerned about their
and other's safety.
The restaurant frets
about the loss of business, as no customers now come for lack of
parking space. Moreover, they are expected to supply water and cater
to other minor needs of the strikers – all unpaid. The area around
is now littered with beer cans, and food bags.