Couldn't help but wonder, with all these left wingers who hate capitalism so much, how would these union folks be treated in far left, socialist/communist nations in other parts of the world? Nations where evil, greedy capitalism doesn't exist? Lets discuss: Cuba- What if all the teachers in Havanna walked out and called in sick for a week to protest their work environment? Would the far left Cuban government be so kind? China- What if all the teachers in Beijing walked out, refused to work, and demanded "rights" be given to them? Me thinks the Chinese wouldn't be discussing anything with them 10 days later. The far left government would have them back to teacher chip stick techniques in no time. North Korea- Do we even need to ask what would happen if all Pyonyang's teachers walked out and refused to work? Venezuela- How wouild Danny Glover and Sean Penn's beloved buddy Hugo Chavez handle it if all his teachers walked out and demanded rights? Not good. Soviet Union- This far left nation had a very strict policy on not showing up to work. Guess what it was??? Vietnam- I just have a weird feeling that a Vietnamese teachers strike wouldn't end pretty. Just a guess. Of course, some left wing socialist/communist places wouldn't be so violent. They'd just keep raising taxes on everyone to keep paying for unions. And the money will always be there. Just ask Greece. Or Spain. Or France. Or England. Their fiscal situation is so much more stable thanks to unions cuckoo: sarcasm). So, yeah, I know capitalism is the evil, greedy, selfish, evil, corrupt, racist plot to make Bush, Cheney, Halliburtion, Blackwater, Murdoch, Beck, FoxNews, and of course me, very very very rich. But I can't help but wonder how past heroes of the left....like Stalin, Lenin, Che, Pol Pot...and current ones like Castro, Chavez, Kim Jong Il, would treat a teacher walkout??? Probably SO MUCH BETTER than us evil capitalists do!!