There isn't going to be a strike. The Union doesn't have any backing on this one. So, the Union will cave in on all the issues. All the cp09 training did was to educate the managers on the wireline side of the house at a write off. And they got to sightsee while they were in training. meanwhile, the Union members are fed BS from the locals, who keep them in the dark. Each day another rumor comes about and has them all in a tailspin. It's funny. No strike.
No it doesn't. 30k of them already backed out and decided to put off their negotiations till summer. More will bail once the strike starts and pockets get hit. You will be begging by summer if your leaders don't change their approach.