Per wiki, the definition of a wildcat strike:
A wildcat strike action, often referred to as a wildcat strike, is a strike action taken by workers without the authorization of their trade union officials. This is sometimes termed unofficial industrial action.
Lets start calling the teachers’ “sickout” what it really is. A wildcat strike. Madison schools will be closed for the third day in a row. Milwaukee schools are now closed. In what may be an interesting indicator, many of the more rural school districts are open today, where they were closed yesterday. I have a feeling that those in the outlying areas who aren’t as beholden to the teachers’ unions as the folks in and around Madison have made it pretty clear that they are not happy.
I have heard that there will be counter protests today and/or Saturday. I may be down there Saturday afternoon after work.
There are rumors that there may be class action lawsuits brewing against the teachers’ unions on behalf of the parents. I hope some of the school districts have the stones to hold the teachers’ feet over the fire for breaking their contract due to the wildcat strike.
I certainly will help with any and all recall efforts and to bring back our missing legislators. Thinking about it on the way in to work this morning, I have essentially been disenfranchised, as my legislator is sitting in my hometown of Rockford as I write this, instead of representing me at the capitol. Whether I voted for him or not does not matter. His office has heard from me once already electronically. I will be mailing them a hardcopy letter today. His office staff will get to see my smiling face in the not so distant future. I will have to rehearse my lines and try to control my anger when I go there.