TTC Strike Stinks of Extortion

Public transit strikes are common in Toronto, so common in fact that even people such as myself, who don’t rely on the TTC for daily commute are starting to get pissed off. I can hardly imagine the outrage of people who will be unable to get to work/school on time because negotiations may not go well. This outrage however, will very soon grow into frustration, then fear, and then the realization that in the end, they are helpless and that the TTC will get what they want.

Extortion: the crime of obtaining money or some other thing of value by the abuse of one’s office or authority.

They know, they are not stupid. They are quick to strike (pun intended) because they know that they can single-handedly bring an entire city to a crawl, and by not working for one day wreak havoc in many people’s routines. What the fuck? Seriously? Just like that? “We need more pine-scented bus fresheners. Should we go to Shoppers? Naw. Let’s strike.”


I want to see it from your points of view, but like most other people, I don’t respond well to threats. Fuck you, TTC! I’m walking to school, for 25 minutes, and then for 25 minutes back. I always have, and always will whenever possible. I encourage many to do the same.


2 Responses to “TTC Strike Stinks of Extortion”

  1. 1 Em April 21, 2008 at 3:40 pm

    this is a really good topic. and also a very touchy one. when i used to go to brook, i could have walked. took a while but i could still do it. however, i moved to yonge and eglinton. so its not as simple to get to school anymore from finch and bayview. i do hate the ttc, but it is a crucial part in me getting to school.

  2. 2 Jim April 26, 2008 at 4:56 pm

    Extorsion, legalized blackmail, what ever you want to call it. You would think we had a free enteprise economy in Canada but its more like a two class society, one group works in competive economy the other non competive inefficient self serving selfish organization. We have enough regulation for the protection of the labour force and therefore the need for unions is totally unnecesary.

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