The decision by the General Confederation of Greek Labor to take some part in the debate on the reform of the social security system, albeit through parliamentary committees, is a welcome step that should be praised. The stance of the union leadership is a sign of prudence and responsibility toward the workers whose interests it represents. It is common knowledge that the pension system is bankrupt. Sure, one could point a finger at the culprits, both now and in the past. Most important however is reaching a solution to this major social conundrum. Solutions require dialogue, communication and a constructive blend of different ideas. Greece’s unions face an historic task: They must do their part in order to ensure a viable future for workers. That can only come through predetermined and sincere talks. Any other behavior, such as calls for «disobedience,» only help to feed the narcissism of the irresponsible.