Originally Posted by vailpass
Does it make any difference to you that the employer is bankrupt, and notified the employees that this would be the result if they chose to strike?
Have you ever been involved in high stakes negotiations? False threats are made all the time. So are real ones. The people on the other side make the best decision they can based on the facts that they have, and sometimes the result is worse than what they had hoped, or what they think is a bluff gets called.
Don't get me wrong, I'm not crying for these workers. They took the risk and it looks like they lost. I'm just saying I don't understand why anyone would actually be happy about it.
Sometimes there is simply no more money to give, no matter the demands or consequences.
Our country as a whole needs to realize that before they all learn the hard way like these people did.
I represent companies (though not in labor situations), and I have made those same arguments. Believe me, I know. I absolutely know.
Our country needs to realize what? This isn't some super-secret. Meanwhile, some companies take advantage of their workers all the time. And some workers take advantage of their companies. It's the push-pull of the world. People get hurt all the time by it. People who own companies get hurt sometimes too. That's capitalism.