Bobbyok wrote:SteelbackGuy wrote:Voting in favor of a strike is a simple bargaining tactic. You can vote yes, but still not actually want to go out.
I am aware of that - my point is that the union encourages it's use as a tactic in order to say publicly "our members want a strike" when, in your own words, they don't.
That is absolutely 100% correct and I am not sure what else you want me to say. It seems very simplistic to me, but perhaps I am missing something. I voted in favor of the strike, even though I didn't want one. Usually a strike requires a second vote, so in this case, I felt comfortable voting yes the first time. Second time around, well I am not sure how I would have voted. Thankfully it didn't come down to that.