Help a Striker

A neighbor of mine is a striking local 6,500 member. I saw him outside the other day and I asked him how things are going. He confided in me that being forced by Vale to strike was taking a toll on him financially and he was starting to worry about his ability to put food on the table if it went on much longer. The conversation bothered me for a few days and I decided I needed to help him. Later that day, I gave him money for groceries and told him to pay it forward once the strike is over.

My question for you all is what are you going to do to support our strikers? They are fighting for the greater good of the community. If you haven’t done anything yet, do so. We’re all in this together as Sudburians.

Although I was never a union member, I had a long career and the life experiences to know who is one the right side of this fight.



11 Responses

  1. Anonymous says:

    Same story worded differently keeps popping up, i think op is person in need of handout from living beyond means.

  2. Anonymous says:

    can you hear it? the worlds smallest violin is playing for them right now

  3. Anonymous says:

    I fail to feel empathy for those who CHOOSE to live beyond their means.

  4. Anonymous says:

    With the money they make in one year someone else could live 3-4 years on the same income. If they are in need so bad they could maybe accept the next offer and go back to work. It’s all fine and dandy to be “fighting for the future” but fact is the wages lost so far could have been saved and then come retirement they could afford private insurance, but that would require saving money for the future.

  5. Anonymous says:

    It’s generous of the OP to do that but I hope they don’t expect everyone else to give monetary support with what’s going on in the world right now. I don’t feel a ton of sympathy for strikers right now when there are so many people who have lost their jobs or have had their hours cut. I’m just wondering why the strikers should take precedent.

  6. Brock says:

    Your neighbour is fairly compensated for the job he does. He chose to walk off the job. The gamble he took is clearly starting to take its toll on him. He does not he a handout. He needs a financial advisor to help him spend and save his money the right way.

  7. Anonymous says:

    “being forced by Vale to strike” What a stupid statement.

  8. Anonymous says:

    Froogles give aways at

  9. Anonymous says:

    Bullshit story. 6 figure a year fatcats don’t need handouts

  10. Anonymous says:

    Good deeds like this shouldn’t be limited to striking union members. There are lots of good people in Sudbury who are in need of food on a regular basis. Everyone who is able should be helping their fellow human beings at all times