That isn’t entirely fair, of course. Yes, that game ended under the Knicks’ basket with the ball in Smith’s hands, accidentally, because first John Starks and then Patrick Ewing tried, too early in the shot clock, to force shots before passing off Starks to Ewing, then Ewing to Smith. The Knicks were down 95 94 with just under 10 seconds to go..
The long and protracted negotiations between Ontario teachers unions and Doug Ford government were viewed with considerable interest nationwide. The province announced a tentative agreement with the last of the four teachers unions, the Ontario Secondary School Teachers Federation (OSSTF), on April 20.The battle reminded everyone of the havoc unions can create, as well as of the importance of public support, particularly for public sector unions, as both parties loudly promoted their respective positions.The unions also sent a message to the Ford government that they aren to be messed with and if their wishes are defied, disruption and chaos will follow which will cost it public support.This was indeed the case with the unions rotating strikes.The OSSTF was the first teachers union to start the one day rotating walkouts in early December and the last to negotiate a tentative agreement.Similarly, The Elementary Teachers Federation of Ontario first vice president Karen Campbell warned the province Education Minister Stephen Lecce via its news conferences that he an opportunity now to avoid further disruptions if a deal was struck before a specified date. She went on to confirm that if talks are unsuccessful, the union would resume strike action.Negotiating in the media, rather than at the collective bargaining table, has provided unions with enormous power, and employers, including governments, often have little control over the narrative when it is a matter of public interest.Another recent example is the United Nurses of Alberta, which filed a bad faith bargaining complaint against Alberta Health Services (AHS) relating to negotiations for a new provincial collective agreement for most of Alberta registered nurses and registered psychiatric nurses.Along with claiming that AHS failed to disclose its bargaining directives with the union, the complaint references that the AHS was improperly bargaining through the media instead of privately at the bargaining table.The constant media attention given to labour negotiations have even led gig economy workers to seek the same protections.
My experience of using the new server is that so far, if anything it seems to be a faster and smoother experience than on the old servers. I’m not sure if use of the default Vector skin rather than CZ’s own Pinkwich version has anything to do with this, or whether it’s because we are now on MediaWiki 1.24, or some other reason. But all good so far.