Listening to irate commuters on t.v. and reading Homeschooling in New York City's post makes me wonder, what is really fair?
The MTA supposedly has millions of dollars in surplus, yet MTA workers have been without a contract for over two years. Is it fair to allow those workers to go without a decent contract?
MTA workers make more money than many New Yorkers with bona fide Bachelor's degrees from bona fide universities, though. Is it fair that they make so much money without having attained higher education?
Yet MTA workers sometimes get killed in the subways in which they work. Could I ever work in a subway tunnel? Erm, no.
Some people say a fully-automated subway system looms in the near-future. Would that be fair to the real passengers who need real workers to look out for them when they get caught in subway doors?
The strike is breaking down our City's economy. Is that fair to the businesses and mom-and-pop shops that make New York City so great?
I don't have the answers to these questions.
But I do suggest that we should all go French. Yes, French. Or French-Canadian. Yes, if you must strike, just strike for a few hours. Say, from 7 a.m. until 2 p.m., no strike. Mkay? That will sufficiently ruin a commuter's day, and we will get your message loud and clear.
We will not be able to go dining or clubbing at night, but we'll be able to get to work during the day, and businesses won't shut down.
We might even do some holiday shopping during our lunch breaks.
But there will be enough bottlenecks on the road, you union folk will really have caused some chaos. Good, no?
Mr. Toussaint, you more than anyone should know about how to strike, French-style. LaMai begs you to go French.
It's just a thought.