Wednesday, April 14, 2010


There may be a strike of the security and custodial staffs that serve our building - The Building Service Employees Union to be exact. I'm not sure we have ever been so directly affected by a potential strike before. Here are some of the things that will happen if the strike takes place.

1. All recycling must be stored in our apartment for the duration of the strike.
2. Emergency repairs only.
3. UPS and other deliveries will occur only if those delivering the packages are willing to cross the picket line.
4. Compactors and garbage areas will be closed. We'll be responsible for disposing of our own garbage.
5. Use of the laundry area must be kept to a minimum.
6. Security will be handled by volunteer residents. Monitoring of the front door will be handled by volunteers in 2-hour shifts.

The upshot is please don't send us anything in the next few weeks and don't expect to be able to get in touch with me. I'll be too busy lugging our clothes to the laundromat, searching for a place to dispose of our garbage, and dutifully taking my 2-hour shift at the front door.

No comments:

Post a Comment