On Tuesday night we aired a program (above) discussing the fight over the government's controversial Bill 115. We also had a lively Twitter chat on the topic.
During the chat, and in previous chats we've had on the subject, this sentiment has been expressed by several teachers:
— Lisa Hawkins (@HawkinsLisa) December 12, 2012
— Jan Moyer (@moyermama) December 12, 2012
Do you buy the "this is all about collective bargaining rights" line? Or, do you think it's a dodge that's being used because it sounds more noble than cutting extracurricular activities because of lost sick days?
Given that public sentiment does have a role to play in determining the outcome of this fight, I'd like to get a better sense of what people think.
Please chime in with your thoughts as to whether you believe the teachers are sincere when they say they are fighting for everyone's rights to collectively bargain and not their own compensation package.