transit strike - day 2
The transit strike sucks. I'm still here at Starbucks... and now my opinion has
changed on the whole situation... thanks to the insights of a mr. todd
Before yesterday I was thinking that the TWU workers were victims being held
down by THE MAN. For whatever reason i'm into sticking it to THE MAN, whenever
possible. I think because in my own middle-class white boy way I know what its
like to be crapped on by someone who is controlling you... and i do see the MTA
as being THE quientessential MAN -- to complicate things more.
All that aside, when THE MAN is trying to negoitate & treat you as the adult you
are but you just bitch at it & give him the finger just because you can, it
shows why he is THE MAN & you're the underling working for him (well maybe not
exactly... but it does show some face value class atleast).
The MTA workers make as much as I do, on average... which admittedly is not
alot, but isn't aweful. They're quips are reasonable (wanting more salary,
protection of their benefits, etc)... BUT stopping NYC to get it is a crappy
approach to me.
I've been watching Bloomberg on TV as he addresses the city. He is obviously
pissed, but keeps his cool & tells it how he sees it... the reason why he's THE