While we understand the rules of unions and why strikes work for union members, we weren't quite sure where we, a daily commuter, fit in to the picture. With parking so pricey and work so far away, what's the immediate strike-resistant solution to get from home to work?
Well, we personally managed to skip town for all of the strike (and enjoyed using Chicago's wonderful L system), but friends of ours who dealt with the strike responded in three ultra-green and very positive ways:
• working from home
Each ways saves money, a plus in this economic crunch, and keeps pollution at a minimum. Some cities even have car share programs. Have you ever had to deal with a public transit strike? How did you get from A to B while simultaneously making a dent in your Earth-saving tactics?
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