Railroad Strike?
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Started by cutworm - Sept. 27, 2022, 11:22 p.m.

Live Updates: As rail unions seek to block struggle, workers respond: “There’s no reason for us not to strike” - World Socialist Web Site (wsws.org)

Rail conductor: “There’s no reason not to strike”

“There’s no reason for us not to strike,” he added, “and all of a sudden at the last hour we have this agreement that changes nothing. Three months in advance if you have a doctor appointment.

“Clearly this is about the midterms coming up. If we had gone on strike and they forced us back to work, none of those guys would be in office. Now they can force us back to work after the elections and stay in office.

By metmike - Sept. 27, 2022, 11:34 p.m.
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Thank you cutworm!

By MarkB - Sept. 28, 2022, 2:08 a.m.
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My wife and son are railfans. They are often out chasing this train or that. Sometimes i go along with them. And have become friends with several engineers and conductors. To listen to their tales of woe since the plandemic, is to listen to over worked employees, due to the same reason as other industries are experiencing.

Due to the government imposed, mandated layoffs (shutdowns), and the massive government approved unemployment benefits for so long, not enough workers are coming back to work. If they can still draw off the government teat, why should they? These are people easily swayed to a government style that is not original to our country. Along with others who took less swaying. Part of the plan in the plandemic. Either you see it, or you don't.

So, now, they are fewer. And being pressed by the companies to work longer stints, while still trying to stay within federal regulations. So they are out on longer runs. Away from the family longer. And restricted to taking days off for their families, or even for their own health care. So I support their strike. 

What surprises me, is that truckers haven't joined them.