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.
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Chief O'Brien (Colm Meaney) refers to his ancestor, Sean Aloysius O'Brien. Meaney has a brother, Sean Meaney. See more
Chief O'Brien describes the Anthracite Coal Miners Strike of 1902 incorrectly. 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 where that river is. 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. See more
Rom, you have to listen to me. The FCA does not answer to anyone. And if Brunt decides to get rid of you, I won't be able to stop him.
Look at it this way: if Brunt gets rid of me, then all your problems are solved - you always said you wanted to be an only child!
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine - Main Title
Written by Dennis McCarthy
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