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Still Looks Like National Rail Strike Begins Dec. 5

Still Looks Like National Rail Strike Begins Dec. 5

A national freight rail strike is viewed as increasingly inevitable as four rail worker labor unions have rejected a tentative agreement with rail companies. 

In September, Secretary of Labor Marty Walsh brokered a tentative deal between rail unions and rail carriers while President Joe Biden and Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg were out of town. Union concerns centered around sick time and scheduling, and Walsh’s work appeared to have avoided a strike that had the potential for far-reaching consequences on the American economy. However, the deal has fallen to pieces, and the clock is ticking as a December 9 strike looms.

On Monday, members of SMART Transportation Division, the largest rail union involved in September’s negotiations, voted against the agreement, as Bloomberg Law’s Ian Kullgren reported. Three other unions rejected the proposed agreement as well, while seven unions had agreed to the terms.

If the rail companies and unions fail to broker a new deal, Congress could “intervene and impose contract terms on railroad workers,” as it did during the last rail strike in 1992, the Associated Press reported. If neither potential solution materializes, a strike would take effect early next month. In that scenario, American consumers could be plagued with far-reaching economic turmoil, and Congressional intervention would become increasingly likely.

 

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+1 # AgainForrest Mosby 2022-11-30 07:54
Not gonna happen
-1 # no one winsrugerwild 2022-11-28 13:00
no one wins in a strike the unions promise you everthing you get 1/8 believe me i been on strike for one of those labor unions sheetmetal workers
+1 # ObidenKad2866 2022-11-27 22:43
Will Biden fire all the strikers? Replace them with illegals? Seems anything possible anymore.
Somehow Zelensky will get money from this deal to.
-1 # A strike will be advertedUSNret 2022-11-27 17:13
They'll reach a bargain under government pressure or at least force another 60-90 day bargaining period. Ultimately there will be a deal, the government will force one. They may force the railroads to meet the workers demands.
+5 # I AM LOOKING FORWARD TO THISjoe@tittiger.com 2022-11-27 15:27
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Why you may ask? Because this is probably what it will take to wake the stupid people the flock up!

The sooner this battle starts, the better shape I will be in. At 65 years I would rather it not start in 5 or 10 years.

This battle is inevitable because of the cowardly choices of our citizens, our pastors, and our military.

“If you will not fight for the right when you can easily win without bloodshed; if you will not fight when victory will be sure and not too costly; you may come to the moment when you will have to fight with all odds against you and only a small chance of survival. There may even be a worse case: you may have to fight when there is no hope for victory, because it is better to parish than to live as slaves.”
~ Winston Churchill
-1 # BattleWoulf 2022-11-28 03:43
I feel that we are past that point. Gear up, nut up, shut, pick it up and move out.
+2 # And,oldschool 2022-11-27 18:32
Here in America I would say that we have come to the "worse case".
+1 # Amenswifteemovers 2022-11-27 15:46
Amen brother
+1 # Buttigig outta townLoki 2022-11-27 15:09
"In September, Secretary of Labor Marty Walsh brokered a tentative deal between rail unions and rail carriers while President Joe Biden and Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg were out of town."

Yep. Their intenetion is to have a strike. The original agreement was doomed to fail as it did not provide for more leave.
+1 # RE: Still Looks Like National Rail Strike Begins Dec. 5SeymourInSedona 2022-11-27 14:34
GUESS IT IS NEWS TO ME THAT ANYONE CAN BE FORCED TO WORK HAHAHA WHAT A JOKE. ARE PEOPLE STUPID ENOUGH TO BELIEVE THE GOV'T CAN FORCE RAILROAD WORKERS TO SHOW UP?
+2 # Their intentionLoki 2022-11-27 15:10
Their intention is so no one does.
+5 # RE: Still Looks Like National Rail Strike Begins Dec. 5Deplorable goyim 2022-11-27 13:36
The railroads should be nationalized and run by John Fetterman. He is qualified because he had an electric train set as a young boy. Or maybe Hunter Biden because he served on the board of Amtrak at the request of President Bush in 2006. I kid you not. Look it up.
# LOLoldschool 2022-11-27 18:57
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+1 # BargainJohn Jones 2022-11-27 12:27
It won't happen, just strengthens their bargaining position during the winter and holiday season. They will get what they want but this will only accelerate inflation as the higher transportation costs will be transferred to the consumer.
+6 # National Rail Strikecathbad 2022-11-27 12:06
One good thing about the rail strike is that Montana coal, which is shipped to the West coast by rail, won't be going to China as usual. But that country is falling apart as we speak.
+4 # RE: Still Looks Like National Rail Strike Begins Dec. 5jrd803 2022-11-27 10:49
I mentioned in a prior post under another heading that there are 229 (2015 figure) currently operating coal-fired power plants in the USA.
[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_coal-fired_power_stations_in_the_United_States#:~:text=This%20is%20a%20list%20of,stations%20in%20the%20United%20States. ]

About 60% of those receive coal via rail transport as I recall. Also, railways transport 70% of the coal mined to coal consumers:
https://www.eia.gov/energyexplained/coal/mining-and-transportation.php

An article on coal railway traffic:
https://www.aar.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/AAR-Coal-Fact-Sheet.pdf

Just something of which to be aware.
# Dark BrandonWoulf 2022-11-28 03:30
He said it was "going to be a cold, dark winter".
+1 # Yes ansupporttheblue 2022-11-27 11:58
Excellent point.
+2 # Gotta cry foul, here.MissinD60s 2022-11-27 10:40
Lotsa good folks are working long n crazy hours. They're doing so for far less than six-figure salaries that the motormen(?) get.

This Black Friday's utter lack of shoppers are a clear indication of just how badly the majority of Americans are $uffering. Rail strikes could add to that pain, considerably. Why would they want to help the Demonrats/DS finish collapsing our economy??
-1 # RE: Gotta cry foul, here.SeymourInSedona 2022-11-27 14:35
WHY DO THEY WANT TO COLLAPSE AMERICA??? B/C AMERICA MUST BE OUT OF THE PICTURE FOR THE NEW/JU WORLD ORDER TO RISE
-1 # could it be.....satan?Loki 2022-11-27 15:11
Hmmmm, I don't know, could it be.....satan?

 

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