It was a day of relief and accomplishment. We were out for 20 days but only on line for 16 due to the Thanksgiving Holiday Break. Neither side was super happy with the contract that came out of that process. But on the union side, at least, we thought we had shown our resolve and would not be pushed to direct action again.
There was thus disappointment last time when negotiations lasted for three years. But we have strong rights in the current contract. And they are clearly financially viable if the admin has been able to add 60 million to reserves while obligated to them!
Happy last day of classes today all and onward to grading and the resolution of the current negotiations.