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Crossing a picket line?

Chelsea Powrie

It has been just about a week since around 700 unionized casino workers walked off the job in the Okanagan Valley and Kamloops as part of a strike protesting wage practices. 

Cascades Casino in Penticton has remained open despite active picket lines surrounding the building. 

Castanet hit the streets to find out: Would you cross a picket line to go to the casino?

Overwhelmingly, respondents said no. 

"I was a union member for years, so I fully support what they are doing," said one man.

"I'm a worker supporter, I have to say, I've been in customers service my whole life," another woman said. "I think it's really important to support the people that run our industries like that."

One man pointed out it isn't just casino workers who face the fight for higher wages, and therefore he supports their action by not crossing their line.

"It would be hard to cross a picket line because you should honour them," another woman said. 

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