Sunday, April 25, 2010

Moving forward...

Well, the strike is over, and we're all trying to return to "normal" as quickly as we can. We can start to put the past couple of months behind us, and look forward to the future. What that looks like is hard to say. We're having a bumpy start.

In a perfect world, this whole situation could become a learning experience for both sides (of the table.) Something we'd all like to prevent from happening again.

Wouldn't it be something, if we could set an example to our Community, by all pulling together and make the NDCU's 60th year a positive memory... for everyone? With open, HONEST communications and respect? Happy staff, Members and Management? All working together to make our Credit Union a model, of how to take a bad situation, and turn it into something much better than it ever was? A lovely rainbow, after the storm.

Yah, I'm dreaming. There's a lot of work to do, and I sure don't have any easy answers.

I had hopes of this blog evolving into something more positive than just a reminder of where we ended up, (as a part of the history at the NDCU,). But there's many that would rather pretend it never happened. Is that the solution? Just sweep it under the rug, only to have the same problems creep up again?

I'm hoping there will be many positive posts to come, showing that changes have happened and that we are all moving forward.
Perhaps we should acknowledge the strike and keep it as a reminder of where we were, and where we hope not to end up again? Hmmm, only time will tell.


  1. Still nothing has changed inside the building and we sit waiting for the contract to be signed to get our pay raise from two years ago. some still wishing to be on that picket line especially when we still have the same miscommunication as always...Here is waiting for strike number two next contract end......still a positive reflection coming from banding together as employees working for the same cause, that is what we have to remember...sigh still frustrated even after all this

  2. Keep saying what you gotta say sister's and brothers!