According to the Border’s Union, Borders management had a gift for them for Christmas: they walked out of negotiations:
“Negotiations between Borders Downtown and the Borders Workers Union abruptly terminated at 5:00 pm today wben Company representatives walked out. Union negotiators complained that Borders refused to make proposals on major wage items. According to the Union, Borders attorney arrived late, promised to stay as long as it took and then announced that the Company was leaving when it was time to talk money.
It was “classic bad faith bargaining” said Tom Rekuc, Local 876 Organizer. “Borders stalled all day promising to discuss wages later. Then Borders attorney cut off talks so he could leave in his chauffeured limousine.” … “