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Railroad Strike Could Cripple National Supply Chain Sept. 15

Railroad Strike Could Cripple National Supply Chain Sept. 15

Major freight railroads, in a bid to apply pressure on unions and Congress, say a strike that could come after a key deadline passes next week would cost the economy more than $2 billion a day and disrupt deliveries of all kinds of goods and passenger traffic nationwide.

The Association of American Railroads trade group on Thursday issued a report estimating the dire consequences of a strike. Their report came a day after Labor Secretary Marty Walsh took part in talks in a bid to hammer out an agreement.

A strike or lockout won’t be allowed until next Friday at the soonest under the federal law that governs railroad negotiations.

Five of the 12 unions involved that together represent some 115,000 workers have announced tentative agreements covering over 21,000 workers based on a set of recommendations that a special panel appointed by President Joe Biden made last month. But several key unions are holding out in the hope that the railroads will agree to go beyond those recommendations and address some of their concerns about working conditions.

The Presidential Emergency Board recommended a five-year deal, retroactive to 2020, that includes 24% raises and $5,000 in bonuses. But it wants unions to take their concerns about attendance policies, paid leave and expenses to arbitration or to negotiate separately with the railroads. Unions say their workloads have become unbearable after railroads eliminated nearly one-third of their workforces over the past six years.

The railroad trade group said a strike would idle some 7,000 freight trains a day run by CSX, Union Pacific, BNSF, Norfolk Southern, Kansas City Southern and other railroads and disrupt passenger operations nationwide because Amtrak and half of all commuter rail systems rely at least partly on tracks owned by the freight railroads.

The AAR also said it would be impossible for trucks to pick up the slack if railroads shut down because roughly 467,000 additional trucks a day would be needed to handle all the freight railroads deliver, and there is already a shortage of trucks and drivers.

AAR CEO Ian Jefferies said the unions should accept the recommendations of the Presidential Emergency Board because they would deliver the biggest raises in nearly 50 years and they represent a compromise.

“Should negotiations fail and result in a work stoppage, Congress must act to implement the PEB recommendations,” Jefferies said.

A Labor Department spokesman confirmed that Walsh took part in the talks Wednesday. If this contract dispute does fall to Congress to resolve, lawmakers might be forced to make some difficult decisions in an election year.

A coalition of 31 large agricultural groups sent a letter to Congress Thursday urging lawmakers to be prepared to intervene and block a strike if the two sides can’t reach an agreement before next Friday’s deadline. They say they are already dealing with delayed deliveries because railroads are shorthanded, and the problems would get much worse in a strike even if it were brief.

“Most freight railroads currently lack extra capacity to make up for down time,” the agricultural groups said in their letter. “Thus, a sizable portion of freight backlogged due to a stoppage may never be made up leading to less production from rail-dependent businesses to the detriment of producers and consumers.”

Between this railroad strike, and a pending strike by United Parcel Service (UPS) Drivers (Story Here), the nation could find 95% of its Supply Chain, crippled.   If you need to buy something which would be shipped by either of these methods, you'd better order it right now to get delivery before any strike begins.

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-1 # Coal Fired Electrical PlantsOccamsRazor 2022-09-11 02:30
I live in an area where they have a coal fired electrical plant. Much easier to store coal than diesel. There's strict emissions that they have to follow. The one drawback is there is no fuel pipeline, the Coal has to come in on a train. If the RR's stops bringing coal, the plant will have to shut down of course, but then when the trains want to start up again, if they don't have the Coal, how are they going to power all of the train signals / gates / switches (frogs). It's going to be very expensive to get coal trucked in by end-dump trucks to keep the station going long enough for the coal resupply trains to come. (All the gas stations will shut down in 100-200 miles so it will make refueling those over the road fuel and dump trucks a logistical nightmare. I think the coal mines might be about 500 miles away.
-2 # RE: Railroad Strike Could Cripple National Supply Chain Sept. 15kimberK 2022-09-11 00:11
Quoting kimberK:
Quoting Ultimate Prepper:
You are not ultimately prepared. You have not gone through ultimate prepper camp and taken your beatings.

Your mentality alone will get you killed!
okay, let's download again super stupid! You're not ultimate prepper, your ultimate stupid!
-2 # RE: Railroad Strike Could Cripple National Supply Chain Sept. 15kimberK 2022-09-10 23:23
Quoting Ultimate Prepper:
You are just a normal. I played against the greatest athletes on earth. I am 6'7 350. Unless you have gone through my classes and taken a beating you are unprepared. You are one of the masses that I find at my slap and tickle operation who will be the first to perish.

Silly man, you have no idea how someone half your size can fuk you up with the right skills!
# RE: Railroad Strike Could Cripple National Supply Chain Sept. 15Forrest Mosby 2022-09-12 20:03
Quoting kimberK:
Quoting Ultimate Prepper:
You are just a normal. I played against the greatest athletes on earth. I am 6'7 350. Unless you have gone through my classes and taken a beating you are unprepared. You are one of the masses that I find at my slap and tickle operation who will be the first to perish.

Silly man, you have no idea how someone half your size can fuk you up with the right skills!


Im a big Knee-Man myself…Saved my life one night in a honky-tonk parking lot in Phoenix City Ala…
# He's 4'11"Loki 2022-09-11 20:06
He's not a big size, more like 4'11".
-4 # PlayJohn Jones 2022-09-11 11:26
Play one down in the NFL little man and we will see if you survive. You wouldn't. Prepper camp isn't for you. I'll give you one hour for free at the slap and tickle operation. That is more your speed whelp.
+2 # nopeLoki 2022-09-11 20:06
You've never played football, UP.
-2 # RE: Railroad Strike Could Cripple National Supply Chain Sept. 15Eddamnit 2022-09-10 19:22
No trains where I live.
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-4 # RE: Railroad Strike Could Cripple National Supply Chain Sept. 15meanize1962 2022-09-10 19:16
The prediction from the aliens King Charles the son will be king and his wife will be president of the United States lots of laughs folks but that's what they see, coming
# SammyPioneer 2022-09-13 23:59
Stop talking to aliens
+1 # RE: Railroad Strike Could Cripple National Supply Chain Sept. 15Woulf 2022-09-10 18:02
I think it takes 5 trains a day to keep NYC going. They have 3 days water reserve. It sounds like it is bad enough as it is. If these trains stop, I think it will be "Mad Max" time. If you get shot in head over "cold fries", what happens when there are "no fries" or "no special sauce"?
I am glad that someone left NYC.
+10 # It's Anyone's Guess...JECJEC 2022-09-10 17:18
I've been an electrician with one of the Class A railroads for 30 years now and it's always the same posturing from both sides of the bargaining table between the unions and the companies. There is nothing new going on - it's the same old story.

As of Friday Sept 9, a sample poll was taken with the IBEW and it's my understanding that the numbers are 80% to 20% in favor of passing the new contract - because neither side wants this going to Congress.

If this is correct, the only way there won't be a new contract and we all go out on strike is because it's a "planned" event - just like the rigged election of 2020.

With everything else going on in the world, it would not surprise me one bit to go to work sometime next week and find that we've been locked out.

Thanks to Hal and others, I've been prepping for "these events" for years now and I'm about as prepared as anyone can be.
-1 # Yep!Loki 2022-09-11 20:09
Yep, planned event.
-1 # Strikeell 2022-09-11 01:11
That goes against what I have been hearing. I have heard almost unanimous for going on strike.
-2 # Morning ell.....JECJEC 2022-09-11 08:28
Yep.... I too have been 'hearing' the same. I work at a back shop with well over 500 union members including the Sheet Metal Workers, Machinists, Labors, Pipefitters, Boilermakers, and Electricians.

The rumors are non-stop. However, to recap - the actual printed memo I read was a "sample poll" of just the Electricians of the I.B.E.W. and the numbers were: 80% for the new contract and 20% against.

In the past, the norm has been that if the Engineers and Conductors of the operating department sign onto the new contract along with one or two of the 'big' unions (Machinist or Electricians) then the others have pretty much fallen in line.

Ultimately, it's anyone's guess - we're in uncharted waters - globally speaking - and who truly knows what's being manipulated behind closed doors!
-10 # NoJohn Jones 2022-09-10 21:07
You are not ultimately prepared. You have not gone through ultimate prepper camp and taken your beatings.
-4 # RE: NokimberK 2022-09-10 23:48
Quoting Ultimate Prepper:
You are not ultimately prepared. You have not gone through ultimate prepper camp and taken your beatings.

Your mentality alone will get you killed!
+2 # Oh really.... ?JECJEC 2022-09-10 21:32
Nothing personal 'Ultimate Prepper', but how in the world could you possibly KNOW anything about whether or not my preps or training meet your level of expectations - again, nothing personal, but dude, you don't know the first thing about me and what I'm capable of doing.

You've actually violated one of the biggest laws in the 'Art of War'. You've under-estimated the abilities, size, logistics and determination of an unknown force.

Silly rabbit. Relax. We all die in the end - no one gets out alive no matter how good you are.
-6 # I knowJohn Jones 2022-09-10 23:08
You are just a normal. I played against the greatest athletes on earth. I am 6'7 350. Unless you have gone through my classes and taken a beating you are unprepared. You are one of the masses that I find at my slap and tickle operation who will be the first to perish.
# NopeLoki 2022-09-11 20:12
You are 4'11" and weigh 90 pounds when your clothes are wet. You live with in your parent's basement and you have a little dick.
# Relax Ultimate Prepper....relax....JECJEC 2022-09-11 08:14
It's all good Ultimate Prepper - I'm sure you're the best in the land and that your complete training including all the martial arts ranging from the Israeli Krav Maga to Jeet Kune Do - will allow you to catch a fly with chop sticks. AWESOME!

I clearly remember decades ago when I was in boot camp and we asked my drill sergeant who was the fifth member of a 'forward recon' team in Nam to teach us hand to hand combat - I'll never forget his response - he told us if we EVER find ourselves having to resort to 'hand to hand' ".... your position has already been overrun and you're ALREADY dead.... that's why the Army gives you perfectly good weapons to use - fight smart - NOT HARD.....".

I'm HIGHLY confident that with less than 4 ounces of pressure from either my left or right index finger I'll be able to take-out any threat with the greatest of ease... so relax grasshopper... I got this....
-1 # RE: I knowkimberK 2022-09-10 23:38
Quoting Ultimate Prepper:
You are just a normal. I played against the greatest athletes on earth. I am 6'7 350. Unless you have gone through my classes and taken a beating you are unprepared. You are one of the masses that I find at my slap and tickle operation who will be the first to perish.

The greatest athletes on Earth are going to die because they have no idea how to actually survive, they have no idea how to forage and what to eat. Fighting is only half the battle!
Oh, do tell!???
-2 # RE: I knowkimberK 2022-09-11 01:03
Quoting kimberK:
Quoting Ultimate Prepper:
You are just a normal. I played against the greatest athletes on earth. I am 6'7 350. Unless you have gone through my classes and taken a beating you are unprepared. You are one of the masses that I find at my slap and tickle operation who will be the first to perish.

The greatest athletes on Earth are going to die because they have no idea how to actually survive, they have no idea how to forage and what to eat. Fighting is only half the battle!
Oh, do tell!???

Did you have to go to sleep fatso? We understand the obese need sleep!
# RE: I knowkimberK 2022-09-11 00:20
Quoting kimberK:
Quoting Ultimate Prepper:
You are just a normal. I played against the greatest athletes on earth. I am 6'7 350. Unless you have gone through my classes and taken a beating you are unprepared. You are one of the masses that I find at my slap and tickle operation who will be the first to perish.

The greatest athletes on Earth are going to die because they have no idea how to actually survive, they have no idea how to forage and what to eat. Fighting is only half the battle!

350# is a LARD ASS! NOT AN ATHLETE! BTW!
-1 # RE: I knowkimberK 2022-09-11 00:40
Quoting kimberK:
Quoting kimberK:
Quoting Ultimate Prepper:
You are just a normal. I played against the greatest athletes on earth. I am 6'7 350. Unless you have gone through my classes and taken a beating you are unprepared. You are one of the masses that I find at my slap and tickle operation who will be the first to perish.

The greatest athletes on Earth are going to die because they have no idea how to actually survive, they have no idea how to forage and what to eat. Fighting is only half the battle!

350# is a LARD ASS! NOT AN ATHLETE! BTW!

- 2 FATSO
-9 # RE: Railroad Strike Could Cripple National Supply Chain Sept. 15meanize1962 2022-09-10 16:51
I'm on a much better mood now I bought myself a new computer that's going to be coming in the mail to get myself out of my bad mood and my bad future now I have something to look forward to that I have created there should be a good thing a new computer hopefully it'll work and it'll be better than advertise maybe we are the creators of our own future I'm giving it a try starting now sorry for some of the pessimistic things I said earlier I apologize
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+1 # Don't hold your breath.Garyhines 2022-09-10 16:01
I'm pretty sure that this strike is coming.just like everything else going on with economy.more than likely strike will happen like clock work they want this strike to finish destroying the economy.with UPS now going on strike no packages to be delivered.no Xmas gifts how wonderful.
-4 # ot~ Judge Roy Moore Wins Big?MildB 2022-09-10 13:54
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“We’re very thankful to God for an opportunity to help restore my reputation which was severely damaged by the 2017 election,” Moore said in a telephone interview.
Ben Stafford, an attorney representing Senate Majority PAC, said in an emailed statement that they believe the ruling would be overturned on appeal.

Moore, a former Republican judge known for his hardline stances opposing same-sex marriage and supporting the public display of Ten Commandments, lost the 2017 Senate race after his campaign was rocked by misconduct allegations against him. Leigh Corfman told The Washington Post and said Moore sexually touched her in 1979 when she was 14 and he was a 32-year-old assistant district attorney. Moore denied the accusation. Other women said Moore dated them, or asked them out on dates, when they were older teens.

source

Note: Its already to late, the commies got in who they wanted. So whats the point as it matters to America?
-1 # Judge Roy MooreJayBird60 2022-09-10 20:38
Yes, Judge Moore was correct on a lot of things coming to pass. He also proved his innocence in a court of law as to the "allegations" and himself sued them for damages and won or settled out of court. There's a reason the secretary of state of Alabama visited the chief justice of the Alabama Supreme court the night before the general election folks. Winners are selected by the establishment via the voting machines. Lindell proved it beyond any doubt and will likely be subjected to it from now on.
-11 # RE: Railroad Strike Could Cripple National Supply Chain Sept. 15meanize1962 2022-09-10 13:52
I think it's on purpose so everything's at a standstill come January 3rd 2023 really there's something supposed to happen on the backside of moon it has to do with billions of degrees life would be better off being hunkered down and bunkers then doing it's normal thing ask him to tell you about back behind the moon and every so often how the sun lights it up with millions the degrees this particular time it's supposed to be like 3 million times worse I forgot the science to you this is something you can call NASA and ask them Mr Turner do it ask them about January 1st of January 3rd 2023 why everything's been on hold with outer space for so long it's what date expect coming they expect common common look into it Mr Turner ain't going to hurt you much to make a phone call is it what you talk about something that's really substantially dangerous for all the human rights how about Haley's comment not the next time it comes but the time after that with the Moon Shadow and it crashed into Earth it's crashing not crashed check into that too they're starting to talk about it they're making it public they're getting brave
+9 # If this happensNathan 2022-09-10 13:13
If this happens like it says in the article, people won't need to buy anything to get shipped to them because everything shuts down. No grocery stores, gas stations, electricity, water, banks, emergency services, internet, telephones,
and everything else. If this goes down, it's over, chaos will commence world wide in a matter of hours after this happens.
-14 # RE: Railroad Strike Could Cripple National Supply Chain Sept. 15meanize1962 2022-09-10 13:10
Why don't you have the elite tell you about January 3rd at 7:00 p.m. behind the Moon what they're expecting and don't they have a habitat there since 2010 supposedly
-2 # Question:J Grayman 2022-09-10 21:58
Are you an avid watcher of Ancient Aliens?
That may explain some of your logic!
Take care Sammy!
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-3 # HeroWhite Lightning aka Raptor 2022-09-10 14:06
Skillet - Hero [Official Video]
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+4 # Alternate Lock-down?acturner067 2022-09-10 12:31
When all of their lock-down efforts need an up-grade secret societies go to work for their master and get the controlled labor unions to strike? Herding the masses still closer to the edge?
-4 # RE: Railroad Strike Could Cripple National Supply Chain Sept. 15meanize1962 2022-09-10 12:26
I guess the Marines will have to do the transporting with the trains and unloading that's easy solvable but I would love to see a nationwide strike in the dollar be worthless but it's not going to be that easy
# Red HeelsLoki 2022-09-11 20:16
The Marines will have trouble doing that while wearing their red high heels.
+1 # Don't forget small animal feed.joe@tittiger.com 2022-09-10 12:21
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Coming at a bad time. My duck feed is very low and I won't have the money to stock up until early in October.....

I assume a lot of animal feed comes by train.
+2 # Pet food,oldschool 2022-09-10 12:34
I've been stocking up, but I been thinking when the hungry mobs start hitting the streets, Animals will be gone.
# Morning oldschool...JECJEC 2022-09-11 06:58
You're spot on. That's what happened in Venezuela when their currency collapsed and the grocery stores went empty - all the zoo animals became food.

One article I read claimed that approximately one year after the collapse, the average weight loss of all the people was approximately 18 pounds.
# More likeWoulf 2022-09-10 17:55
"Welcome to Uganda. Ha, Ha, Ha".
+5 # No need for strikes,oldschool 2022-09-10 11:53
When the banks go down with the economic collapse nothing will be moving.
+11 # THANK YOUDean Easterling 2022-09-10 11:53
Thank you HAL, for the info!!!!!!

 

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