With all these threats of strikes these days, I just wanted to share that I will not strike. I also believe my union will not either. It is my understanding that we do not because we care about the health and safety of those we serve. Having said that, I do ask the citizens of California to not take advantage of this fact that we do not strike. Below is a link to our case for a pay increase. If you believe we deserve it, share with your elected officials. If not, share that, too. Please pay particular attention to the Public Health Microbiologist presentation. I am asking citizens to take the time to learn the facts about the public employees who work for you before making a decision. Sound fair? My comments in no way reflect the opinion of other State scientists or my employer. Thanks for listening.