So...they've been banging their heads against the wall trying to negotiate all this time, but heaven forbid a (relatively) neutral 3rd party come in to verify the facts and supervise the negotiations? A strike is better? This is absurd. If they think the state will side with the district, well, that's what you get with the bizarro world of government employee unions, which shouldn't exist. Even FDR, who adored unions, said so.Do I think teachers should be paid appropriately to be able to live in the community where they teach? Yes. Do I think that lack of transparency of the numbers and refusal to let a third party help work this out, while preparing for the public spectacles of a strike and student demonstrations make the union's position suspect? Definitely.
The storage lockers were a “pilot,” the kind of small test that city government frequently uses to test a new or controversial idea. The city offered up the lockers for individuals to use for months-long stretches. At the time, city officials warned that “misuse of the lockers, vandalism, or other unanticipated results,” could force them to cancel the project.

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