In terms of the union, how did you feel? Did you feel that the union leadership was always, always had, was asking more of you, in terms of personal sacrifice, than was reasonable to expect, that is in terms of staying in there and fighting.
Ah, actually it wasn't the union leadership that asked us to stay and fight. The union leadership, ah, said that they would support us if we made that choice. Ah, the decision to stay and fight was made by the teachers shortly after May 9th by all of the teachers in the district. Ah, they came to a meeting, about 350 of them, ah, and asked us to, to make a stand, not to allow ourselves to be removed. Ah, I, I think it was the correct step to take at that time and the union supported us in it, but it was, but it was the teachers who decided that.