The Strike of 2006: Day 8 (before the meeting)

I’m not sure, but I think this might be the longest strike in EMU history at this point. I might have to check with some of the old hands later on today.

Anyway, I don’t have much to post right now, mainly because I haven’t been on campus yet and also because I want to see what happens at this union meeting this afternoon. I thought I’d mention two things though:

  • I thought the Eastern Echo had a pretty good article out today, at least in the online format, simply titled “The strike continues.” Granted, it probably takes the faculty side of things almost exclusively, but it does point out something that I don’t see being reported in things like the Ann Arbor News: classes really aren’t meeting, and this really could become a problem for upper-classmen, undergrads on the verge of graduation, and graduate students if this goes on too much longer.
  • I think everyone needs to kind of take a chill-pill here, at least for a bit. I don’t have any really inside info, but my hope is that there are people on both sides of the table who are working behind the scenes to get this mess settled. So, you know, let’s us in the middle give them the encouragement to do that. I guess we’ll find out at some point today if any of that is actually going on.

In the meantime, enjoy this picture of giant sunflowers I took while on a walk through the Washtenaw County Farm Park:

Pretty flowers

Sorry about the kind of crappy quality; it was my camera phone.

Okay, everybody breathe in…. now breathe out…. in…. out…. etc…..

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3 Responses to The Strike of 2006: Day 8 (before the meeting)

  1. billhd says:

    Aaaaaaachhooooo!

  2. Dave says:

    I think we should take up a collection and send this book to the management (errr, “administration”) team:

    http://www.amazon.com/Negotiating-Dummies-Michael-C-Donaldson/dp/15688486768-1/qid=1157756197/ref=pd_bbs_1/103-1902870-7431824?ie=UTF8&s=books

  3. aginghippie says:

    Hey Steve!

    I walked by those same sunflowers! Only I thought they were miniatures…..

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