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I am not striking on May 1. I am not in the position to do so for several reasons I will not go into because I am not going to defend myself here.
I am somewhat successful at the moment in MT, but I know the rug can be pulled out from under me at any time without notice. I could lose my income, my benefits, PTO, etc. This has happened to me before. I have been where some of you are.
It is not just the MT industry, but many places, if you can even find a good paying job. I do not know whether striking will do much good. Everyone stops spending one day nationally, and they spend double the next. Seems like a wash to me, but I hope it has some impact.
I also do not believe 1 day in the MT industry is going to make a huge impact. This will have to be an ongoing process. MTs have been dropping from the profession left and right for a couple years now, and will probably continue to do so for the next couple of years. Maybe this will increase the wages and stop the poor treatment of MTs who have actually been cheated by these companies, who can legally get away with their tactics.
Whatever happens, good luck. I am pulling for you.