On Nov. 21, 10 years ago, members of the Pacific Northwest Newspaper Guild went out on strike against management of The Seattle Times and Seattle Post-Intelligencer. This post isn't here to argue about the reasons or the outcome of the strike. It's just here as a reminder of what we all went through together.
I'm proud that when faced with a choice between standing up for our co-workers or turning our backs out of fear, most of us made the right decision. Something like that changes how you see the world and your fellow humans.
10 years ago, most of us were pretty full of anger at those who chose the other way. I don't know about you, but now I just pity feel sad for the lessons and the community they missed.
Some people don't think it was worth it, but money can't buy the feeling you get when you look around and understand that we're all in this thing together, and the understanding that "solidarity" isn't just a distant concept for other people.
Happy anniversary, everyone.
Guild administrative officer