As Portland this year enters another round of contract negotiations with its police union, this
story popped out today from my old hometown rag The Toledo Blade
After Mayor Mike Bell
re-opened Toledo cops' contract midway through due to a city budget crisis, half of the police scheduled to work last night called in sick. It's illegal for cops to officially declare a strike, and so this type of protest action is sometimes referred to
as "blue flu
With Portland in worse financial shape
than previously thought, let's hope it doesn't come to this here.