It's the Bajoran time of Cleansing and business is very slow at Quark's bar. Rom's ear is aching up again, he even faints, but gets no sick leave from Quark. When Quark announces a pay cut for all the employees Rom is fed up. On advice from Bashir he decides to start a union, strictly forbidden by Ferengi law. But Rom is determined and convinces all the other employees to join. At first Quark laughs, then finds himself without the striking staff, still he won't give in. Just when captain Sisko orders him to end the strike, liquidator Brunt arrives. Meanwhile Worf still has problems settling on the station. He dislikes that security is less than on the Enterprise, he is annoyed by the continuous technological malfunctions and even gets into a fight with O'Brien and Bashir over entering Quark's bar. Worf sees only one solution. Written by
Arnoud Tiele (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Did You Know?
The end of this episode reveals Rom will be starting his new job as an Engineer, Junior Grade on the station. See more
Chief O'Brian's version of the Anthracite Coal Miners Strike of 1902 contained some errors. It only lasted 6 months, not 11. The unions did not get all that they wanted, principally because the mine owners were not forced to recognize the unions by the government. Lastly, the Chief said that his ancestor, Sean Aloysius O'Brian, was murdered and left in the Allegheny River, but the strike did not affect western Pennsylvania. Western PA coal mines produced bituminous coal, which is less hard and burned with more smoke; anthracite coal was mined in easter PA, and it is harder and burned with less smoke. It is probably an error that the Chief said that his ancestor was found in the Allegheny River, which is in western PA. See more
Major! I must say, you are looking particularly cleansed today!
Just get me two mugs of synthale, a double order of hasperat and, uh... hold the conversation.
No wonder I missed you.