I bet a lot of the union leaders would count themselves among those people who thought George Bush was stupid. Well, no decision that Bush made as President is as obviously poorly thought out - okay, stupid - as the decision to hold a one day strike this Monday. I'm not saying that the public sector unions don't have a right to be annoyed, angry, fed up, whatever, but they have got to just suck it up and carry on.
The unions will reap a whirlwind if they strike next week. There is zero sympathy for the unions from non-union members and even within the unions, from what I've heard, there are quite a few members who think this is idiotic and have no sympathy with their cause.