Reuters is carrying this article about the negotiations. It looks like both sides are trying to find a middle ground.

What I find so sad about these strikes (like the ones in pro sports) when these people walk out, they really aren’t effected (they have too much in the bank to really care), it’s the “little” people (janitors, maintenance, secretaries, etc.) that get laid off, while execs still keep their seven figure salaries. Pretty damn shameful.