From everything I've read it sounds more like the union is greedy. I mean, who would turn down a 5.6% raise in an economy like this? Also they were to get a bonus, a lot of people don't get bonuses in crappy times. I also read that they've went on strike 8 of the last 9 years. That's sounds more like greed to me than anything. If the company is so bad that you have to strike almost every year, just leave. Otherwise, shut up and take what they give you. Sheesh! OK, off my soap box now.