BART union employees went on strike for 5 days. At the end of the strike, there is no new contract and no progress. Both parties are as far apart as they were before the strike. Bay Area commuters were irked due to long lines, extended commutes, and lost productivity. The only reason the strike was ended is because the BART union were feeling the heat and losing support from the public. Back to the drawing board. Back to square one. What was accomplished from the last five days? Absolutely nothing. Instead both parties agreed to continue negotiations and extend the current contract for a month. They could have done this and averted a strike. Meanwhile, who pays for the millions of dollars in lost productivity? If you are going to strike, at least show some backbone without losing any of your bargaining power. That’s a fail in my book.
Archives for July 2013
Just two days away from the Fourth of July. Some of you may be watching fireworks with a camera on hand. National Geographic has some photography tips on how to photograph fireworks.
Set your camera to manual mode. Use ISO of 100, f/11, and 1/2 second. If it’s too dim or too bright, you can vary the shutter speed but keeping the aperture the same.
And lastly, don’t forget to post your best photo online.