What are they? Just wondering. I heard from a friend today that the average salary was $70,000/year. If this is the case, I don't even make half of that. Just wanted to get the correct figures. I know the strike isn't ALL about pay, but I was just wondering what the pay is. Also, I heard they received a 16% raise. If this is true, I am amazed. We got a measly 1.2% last year, after no raise/step increase in 5 years. Please inform me.