My union has been on strike for and I'm looking for advice on reconnecting with my team when I finally get back to work.
I supervise about 20 employees. My team this year has 6 new members.
The team leaders have leaked out some information to me about what they're doing to support the new people. I emailed to thank them and to tell them I trust their judgement. They know I won't violate my picket line, including providing advice over email.
My team members will have suffered considerable inconvenience. Some are very pro-union and some probably are anti-union, so I'm concerned there may be divisions forming within the team.
When I get back, I'm wondering how/if to broach the topic of the strike. Should I share my opinions on the strike and/or ask for theirs? Should I ask how they were affected? Should I just focus on getting everyone trained and performing their duties effectively?
I'd appreciate any opionions or experiences you're willing to share on the matter.