Well the support staff from the Moline School District is back to work. Our strike lasted 5 days. It was difficult and stressful. One of my children didn't handle the change from Mom the School Nurse to Momma Norma Rae very well. I put in some very long days!
We received the salary compensation we wanted, but not the insurance. We felt we had to negotiate so we are fairly happy with our new contract. For the first time we are given an annual salary increase according to the education you have. It is definitely a perk!
We are a fairly new union (7 years) so we are learning more and more as we go along. Thanks for the good wishes. Also good luck to those of you out there negotiating new contracts soon!