I made a deal today on one of the toughest collective bargaining negotiations I have ever done. It was satisfying because everyone smiled and shook hands at the end; both management and union bargained hard, not for ego or bluster, but for the good of their side of the table. Everyone was aggressive but reasonable. Personally, I have never seen workers so personally involved and engaged in negotiations, which made it work. It went down to the wire, but it felt good. Not many days like that in this business.

But I need more parking.