I've come across a growing number of people in Ottawa who might normally label themselves as generally pro-union and, especially recently, wary of some of the City's budgetary objectives.
But that same group are now turning against ATU 279 and siding with City council, however reluctantly. I tend to think that this group makes up a sizable portion of the 89 per cent of Ottawans recently polled by Harris-Decima who apparently support the City's actions.
It would have been interesting for that poll to ask "Are you generally sympathetic to unions?" Except in a more poll-friendly, and less loaded, way.