Big ol' excavator operated by skilled laborer at Amherst Middle School tennis courts project this morning
The strike is over and with that 100 or so skilled laborers from the International Union of Operating Engineers Local Union 98 are back on the job.
And while Union 98 may not have gotten everything they asked for, they did manage to get a raise in pay over the next three years and the formation of a study group to keep entry level job positions that act as a feeder system for the higher paid, more skilled, positions.
As my favorite Journo professor once said on the floor of Amherst Town Meeting. "A good compromise is one that makes neither side perfectly happy."