well, i write this wondering what will happen today. we heard yesterday on the line that there would be a proposal from the hospital. am wondering what it will be and if this strike is nearing an end. it is hard to wait, and though i dont want to wait... wait is what i/we must do!!!
i met the new organizers that came in to help, yesterday as i sat on the line with my coworkers.i cant tell you how nice it was to talk with them all. i have come quite close with my "linemates" from "uptop", where i do most of my picketing. there is dave, with the dry sense of humor,qick wit,and plans to help us get our contract. there is tom, who is my bud and blogmate... he is blogging, walking the line and working a couple of part time jobs to make ends meet.
there is my friend marie, with whom i work and who i got to know much better since the strike.there is scott who, most mornings can be heard chantking in a low, annoying voice (modulated just for annoying security...if you want to call them that) "mabu, mabu you cant hide, we can see your brand new tie. there is steve, jerimiah, emma, and last but not least brenda... the tall lanky,spunky gal that i used to work with and have had so much fun with. she has also been quite involved in community outreach...re:our strike when she is not studying anatomy for nursing school.
anyway, i wonder what will happen and if this will all end soon. despite the difficulties, the strike has been a positive experience in my life. in the words of tom....