So my life didn't end up being turned upside-down, and it's back to day-to-day work here at the union. We settled just a few minutes past the midnight deadline, and walked away from the bargaining table with everything we asked for.
During the lead-up to the strike, New York publications examined the roles that doormen play in the city (somewhat unfairly, I should add, since this contract covered many many more positions than doormen in wealthy buildings).
I thought this op-ed in the Times today was a good summary of the unique place that doormen have in this city. Our president continually called our workers "part of the fabric of this city," and I think this letter nicely sums up why.

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AuthorChris Hamby
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