I would like to think on large "friends" we can vent about any of our concerns. Glad to see you have so much support. I don't think I would want to be part of a union. Our road patrol division went union about a year and a half or two ago and they've had more problems than not. They're trying to offer it to communications, but right now I'm very happy in my position and work environment. I hope all goes well for you - - all of you having to negotiate your work contracts !
I hear you, Dee. I've had four jobs relocated away from me in the last eight years. Hard to get anything going, you know? There is an African proverb that says, "When the elephants fight, the grass gets trampled." As in, when the union and company can't get it together, you and others get hurt. Keep your head up and see what you can learn in the meantime, the roller coaster will go back up soon.