Jas, you're missing one key point of congress forcing the FOUR (of 12) rail unions to take the deal that the other eight approved: they created a separate bill that mandates union members receive seven paid sick days on top of the deal that they'd negotiated back in September. It passed the House, but will it pass the Senate? WHO KNOWS!
Biden understands that he is the President for all the people, not just his supporters, and that the government is for all the people.
Having a railroad strike right now would devastate the economy causing massive layoffs across multiple sectors. The devastation would last deep into 2023.
No President, left, right, or center, could afford to sit by and allow it to happen.
@2 Sadly, the Sloggers don’t understand nuance in any way. Political purity is the name of the game at The Stranger.
we can be Inconvnienced
we'll live. We're fucking AMERICANS. let us
Not Sacrifice our Workers for the $upply Chain
out of those twelve
four branches having
55% of the Union members
& with no guarantee of ANY PTO
where's Biden shouting
about their Stock Buybacks
and Shareholder rewardings?
or is OUR President -- of the
Workers as well as Wall Streeters
is he gonna leave all that up to Chas?
“Enough Is Enough!”
Rail Workers Decry Biden’s Push
to Impose Strike-Breaking Labor Deal
And so, we could have seen Biden actually opt for telling Congress he would like to see Congress pass legislation that mediates an end to the conflict under which more favorable terms to the workers, which is to say a handful of sick days.
And that’s what this has come down to. Railroad workers traditionally have had no sick time. And now with the very, very harsh attendance policies that we’re faced with, railroad workers get very, very little time off work.
--Ron Kaminkow, locomotive engineer and organizer for Railroad Workers United,
more on this and other, Un-corporate News at
seems like a Hellova Lot
to Ask for doughnut?
C'MON Joe! WORK
It For US! or We'll
Half your age!
"Having a railroad strike right now"
It's always the wrong time to do the right thing in America
@3 I see your point.
I bet you do.
re Native Relocation
Q's could build their new higher homes
and airbnb the others. beachfront
prpty! (smallish) waves in
your kitchen! mind
the crab! oh look!
the State Bird - a
you can eat! I
Rest in peace, Christine McVie. Lovely woman in a classic band. Thank you for the music.
So it's about to get toasty for the Orange Turd? It's about fucking time! Let the DOJ do its job.
The rest of us 99.99999999999999999%ers would already be cornholed for life in federal prison for doing 1/20th of the same heinous crimes against humanity, nature, and democracy willfully committed by Trumpty Dumpty. May the Fall of Mar-a-Lunatic spell the end of the GOP, and the Orange Turd get cornholed raw--first, by angry cell bound RepubliKKKans turning against it, and then forever in Hell.
I hope Mitch McConnell ends up like Warden Norton, cowering in his locked office in The Shawshank Redemption when the Feds showed up. Fess up, Turtle Boy. May your Coke Bottle lenses fall off, shatter, there be Time Enough at Last, and the Evil Spell Be Broken.
@4,@5, and @8 Rock on, kris!
Catalina Vel-DuRay wrote this morning that "a lot of these unions were just fine with things like no sick days because it meant more money for the members" - but it's still baffling this has gone on for so long.
Whether it's a good day for it or no, I gotta pass on gluten, Jas. It doesn't like me anymore.
For you and those with no dietary restrictions, though, enjoy!
I know Stevie Nicks gets recognition as the voice of Fleetwood's Mac's heyday of popularity, but Christine McVie was a hidden gem who sang some of the most beautiful songs they ever produced.
@13 Urgutha Forka: Welcome back! Agreed about Christine McVie. She blessed Fleetwood Mac with a lovely voice.
Rest in peace, Songbird.
@13, 14 McVie was also the best lyricist in the band.
If you want to sum up the 'Seattle is Dying' story, just re-read the top 5 streaming artists for our zip code. Pop, Pop, Pop, Pop, Pop. I think that just confirmed Seattle is officially dead.
Thanks for the warning on Avatar runtime. Looks like Babylon is 118 minutes.
So don't get the big drink.
As to crime, it's all a media fiction. They're too lazy to do anything but repeat cop tales without asking any real questions.
@15: STII: And Christine McVie was quite the gifted keyboardist, too.
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