by Gilbert B Norman
Here is a short summary article appearing in today's Times that I think presents a concise overview of the dispute to its readers who do not have any direct connection to, or interest in, the railroad industry.
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jaymac wrote: ↑Sun Dec 04, 2022 7:57 am Will the Brotherhoods remember that the Senate Republicans voted against the separate bill that would have mandated 7 days of paid sick-time? I haven't and won't forget.It will be remembered, but it's more likely to hurt the Democrats. Without getting too political here, I know the Republicans I work with will not vote for the Democrats because of some other issues.
Even the House Republicans voted for the separate bill.
eolesen wrote: ↑Tue Dec 06, 2022 2:42 pmNo, he did answer the question: despite the rhetoric, nobody's going to switch parties over this if they're aligned one way or the other, but the enthusiasm to keep voting for those people might be questionable.An that was answer ... not changing a vote, but changing whether or not someone votes. Getting the "why bother" potential voters to actually vote has changed elections. Turning your supporters into "why bother" non-voters can affect an outcome.
taracer wrote: ↑Thu Dec 08, 2022 10:26 am II see it at Amtrak newbies come newbies go some not even making their ninety days before they pull the pin. I to see a mass exodus of employees once those back pay checks clear. You guys on the freight side put up with so much more BS. Its easier riding the cushions although the NS/CSX mentality is creeping in here too.
That's why I said the railroads may think they have won, but they have lost. They are going to have a hard time finding new hires to work under these conditions in the day.
A meltdown in rail transportation is certain, sooner rather than later.