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Railway Strike Seen as Increasingly Inevitable,
Threatens to Derail Economy Ahead of Holidays

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Posted By: ladydawgfan, 11/24/2022 1:42:19 AM

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,

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Reply 1 - Posted by: watashiyo 11/24/2022 2:28:26 AM (No. 1341153)
What the heck, let'em strike all they want. Chaos is brewing all over America. Hope America survives when it implodes.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: FL_Absentee_Voter 11/24/2022 2:30:43 AM (No. 1341155)
Where's Amtrak Joe when he's needed most?
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Reply 3 - Posted by: PChristopher 11/24/2022 2:55:54 AM (No. 1341159)
And when they strike, Latrine Jean-Pierre will admonish anyone in the White House Press Corps for asking about it. This administration is worse than criminally incompetent. They are the Manchurian Administration.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: thefield 11/24/2022 3:29:54 AM (No. 1341165)
Ain't unions the democrats best friends?
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Reply 5 - Posted by: smokincol 11/24/2022 4:04:29 AM (No. 1341168)
Thanks, diapers, you incompetent half wit
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Reply 6 - Posted by: Califedup 11/24/2022 4:57:47 AM (No. 1341183)
All according to the Communist Death Democrat's plans to destroy our Country and reduce us to extreme poverty and enslavement. This rail strike is just another weapon in the Communist Democrats totalitarian war on us like the fake Covid lockdowns, the corrupt stolen elections, the propaganda media, the grooming of kids and of course the brainwashing of students. One ray of hope - An increasingly armed citizenry and I still believe in We, the People who do have a breaking point which will arouse us all to direct action. This cannot go on. Happy Thanksgiving to All.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: Oldenoughtoknowbetter 11/24/2022 5:53:41 AM (No. 1341196)
And of course it's right after the Midterms.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: F15 Gork 11/24/2022 6:17:17 AM (No. 1341205)
Wait a minute. I thought Joe “Chamberlein” Biden had negotiated with the railroads and brought back peace and a deal in our times?
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Reply 9 - Posted by: WhamDBambam 11/24/2022 6:17:57 AM (No. 1341206)
Ah, our esteemed Secretary of Transportation's opportunity to shine.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: singermom9 11/24/2022 6:49:03 AM (No. 1341225)
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Reply 11 - Posted by: Strike3 11/24/2022 7:43:50 AM (No. 1341254)
Buttjudge is too worried about his tunnel to be concerned with railroads and trucking.
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Reply 12 - Posted by: Strike3 11/24/2022 7:45:43 AM (No. 1341259)
Somewhere in a beautiful valley, John Galt is laughing hysterically.
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Reply 13 - Posted by: Old Army Vet 11/24/2022 7:51:34 AM (No. 1341262)
Thanks Brandon.
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Reply 14 - Posted by: franq 11/24/2022 8:02:38 AM (No. 1341269)
Indeed, #8. I also thought the workers got a whopping pay hike.
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Reply 15 - Posted by: udanja99 11/24/2022 8:19:55 AM (No. 1341286)
They did, #14. Now it’s all about working conditions.
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Reply 16 - Posted by: Dodge Boy 11/24/2022 8:51:08 AM (No. 1341333)
Yeah, ok, there will be a brief work stoppage. So, Buttplugs, what's the plan? This ought to be rich once the refineries run out of crude oil, the power plants run out of coal, and we run out of toilet paper.
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Reply 17 - Posted by: bighambone 11/24/2022 9:41:55 AM (No. 1341374)
In reality the labor unions will most likely have to live in the end with a Biden and Democrat imposed settlement, that is unless Biden and the Democrats believe that it is in their best partisan political interest to allow a big strike to take place and then blame the wimpy Republicans.
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Reply 18 - Posted by: PrayerWarrior 11/24/2022 9:46:45 AM (No. 1341381)
If Transportation Secty. Buttajug would stop screaming about "racist" streets, "racist" overpasses, "racist" highways, "racist" roads, maybe he could help broker a deal with the "racist" railroad=======worker unions.
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Reply 19 - Posted by: janjan 11/24/2022 9:57:08 AM (No. 1341387)
I don’t see any possible benefit to having Biden or anyone in his Administration, especially that woke little worm Buttigieg, involved in these discussions. Neither one of them know jack about the railroad industry or transportation in general and they’re all beholden to unions no matter what. We may all be better off if they shut up and butt out.
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Reply 20 - Posted by: padiva 11/24/2022 10:29:56 AM (No. 1341412)
There won't be a strike. Joe Biden will fly in with his superman cape and save the day. It's all about theatrics. Never let a crisis go to waste. The left will swoon over JRB.
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Reply 21 - Posted by: NorthernDog 11/24/2022 11:12:25 AM (No. 1341448)
The biggest sticking factor is many railroad workers are essentially 'on call' during days off, and can be required to work on just 2 hours notice. It's probably hard to recruit younger workers who think trains are too noisy, harsh, and don't allow you to work from the comfort of your bed.
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Reply 22 - Posted by: MickTurn 11/24/2022 11:15:18 AM (No. 1341456)
Frankly, I don't give a Damn!
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Reply 23 - Posted by: Mizz Fixxit 11/24/2022 11:50:49 AM (No. 1341488)
What Poster 20 said. Union management is waiting for their price. At the last minute, Biden will toss a few $million at the union hacks to make this go away. Then cue the gush and fawn media.
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Reply 24 - Posted by: Skinnydip 11/24/2022 12:49:00 PM (No. 1341521)
Exactly correct #21. Management has imposed Precision Scheduled Railroading on the employees which reduced the number of engineers and conductors available to actually run the trains thus requiring those workers to be available at all hours.
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Reply 25 - Posted by: Muguy 11/25/2022 8:29:09 AM (No. 1341883)
Rail transportation of frieght ought to be right up Buttjudge's alley! The Vegetable doesn't seem concerned, so what can be done to avoid crippling the supply chain? They are already at war with supplies of Diesel fuel and Blue DEF used in trucks who will be grounded in favor of rail for lack of supplies, but oh wait! the engines on trains use Diesel fuel too! The crap is really about to hit the proverbial fan if something is not done to avert this..... Why is this new item relegated to the trash???? NOWHERE near a burner on the proverbial stove--
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Reply 26 - Posted by: Old Army Vet 11/25/2022 11:10:28 AM (No. 1342020)
Brandon strikes again. Thanks moron.
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