There are far too many strikes these days -- teachers, airlines, orchestras. This is nuts. Even a small child can understand the words, "We can't afford it."
Why can't adults?
People today can't even understand the phrase, "We've got to tighten our belts." We, "The USA", are in debt to other countries. That's unthinkable. It's a disgrace!
It's greedy to ask for what we don't have.