Since our leaders insist on using the possibility of a strike to try and sway the vote, I thought it might be a good to send a message to let them know we're ready, and aren't afraid. I voted yes for the strike authorization because I believe in the strength of the Union of workers, and feel we need to have every tool at our disposal to make sure we get the best contract possible. I am personally quite prepared to weather a strike almost indefinitely, but I understand that many fellow members may not be as prepared. It is up to the strong to help the weak, so together we are all stronger. I pledge to sign any strike fund checks I receive back over to the local for the purpose of helping other members who need the extra help. I encourage anyone and everyone to do what they can now to prepare, just in case, so we can send the leadership and the company a message that we will stand together, united in strength. Feel free to share your ideas on how we can stay strong and united.