I read in the paper this morning that the city's ambulance drivers will be taking a strike vote in mid-July. This means that our city could be without EMS for a certain period of time. The city has said that they have no way of replacing these workers should they decide to strike. According to some policy or another, ambulances are not an essential service, therefore they have the right to strike, unlike firefighters, or police.
Now, I am not such a frequent ambulance user, but I have needed them in the past year, and I am feeling a little bit uneasy about this. And what if there were to be a catastrophic traffic accident or something similar?! How would the city deal with that? What are your thoughts on the matter? Has anybody heard about this happenening in another city? Here's hoping they will negotiate something before July 16th rolls around