I do not want to lead another strike. I do not want to have a knock-down, drag-out fight with you every time we come to the bargaining table.
We're a democratic organization and people have disagreements, and people vote and people move forward.
This is a very expensive community to live in, and it's a real struggle for many families.
Our students, under the old policy, probably took advantage of that a little bit and believed they could be absent for any reason.