being on strike sucks! :-P
My district went on strike at 6 am Monday. I've spent two days walking in circles in the rain. I have two signs - one says "I miss my students." The other I made today because people keep insisting this is all about money (it's not, it's mostly about having the time to do what we need to do to be effective teachers and not being able to be disciplined due to anonymous complaints) says "It's all about the Benjamins...and the Brittanys, Brians and Beths."
I hate being on strike. It's boring, it's not at all mentally challenging, and every day I'm losing valuable instructional time with my students. But I also know it's important to stand up for what we need to do our jobs properly and our board just wasn't taking us seriously.
We have another day of walking in the rain tomorrow, but it's only a half day. The board and union leadership are meeting again tomorrow and we've all been asked to come to the meeting at noon to support our leadership. Hopefully we leave there with an agreement tomorrow.