What do you all think public perception is for the CTU? I could be biased since I made it clear from the get go I'm tired of Illinois being run down to the ground. The blame could be pointed to many variables not just to the CTU, the Mayor, etc.They're doing it wrong.
If you're all about getting your demands met and don't care too much about public perception of your organization then you need to convince the public transportation agencies to go in with you on the strike.
It certainly worked here in the SF bay area when commuter train operators striked. Couple hundred thousand work commuters and their employers basically held hostage and unable to earn a living until the strike was over.