Two Strikes Too Many

Posted on July 16, 2010. Filed under: Uncategorized |

My last two posts have been about me being on strike. Mom on Strike. Well, this self-imposed protest is now done. Two strikes in one house is two too many.

Yesterday, my husband’s union voted on the proposed three-year contract with the chemical company where he works. For the first time in 30 years, the union voted against the contract.

Well, before the Union voted to strike, the company locked them out. Locked the gates. Locked out. You can’t come in, grab your lunch. Done.

So, there’s a picket line at the front gate, protesting the lockout and the proposed contract. And nobody knows when renegotiations will take place. Nobody’s getting a paycheck, either.

I’m the main breadwinner for the indeterminate future, and it’s going to be a tight pinch. We’re all going to have to pitch in, which means that I have to do everything I can in my job as a ghostwriter, copywriter, and editor, as well as in my role as a mom and wife, to hold us together until this passes. So, my self-imposed strike has come to an abrupt end to make room for my husband’s involuntary one. The news that their dad isn’t working did more to shape the girls up than anytime I took off, anyway.

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Thanks everyone, and I’ll keep you updated on the strike situation that’s invaded our house!

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Lots of hugs to you patti, wishing a speedy resolution for you and your family.

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