I applaud the teachers and other public workers who strike. I think we all should. Breaks, time off, vacations, sick days were all negotiated into the work experience by people who took a stand.
If employers actually provided things for employees that were reasonable requests, then maybe unions and strikes would not be necessary. But, until that day of overall cum-by-yah actually comes, then we can expect disruptions ever so often.
Profit may be the bottom line in a capitalist-based society. But, huge, unfettered profits and grift should not be the norm, nor accepted in any form. I think we, as people and ordinary workers, have to learn more about business so that if we get tired of working for someone else, then another form of earning should be in place. Co-ops are a great place to start exploring! Read about and let’s start a conversation.