Skip to comments.Biden Steamrolls Unions, Asks Congress to Force Contract to Avert Rail Strike
Posted on 11/29/2022 6:06:43 AM PST by rktman
In September, President Biden called his administration's work with railroad companies and a dozen unions to avert a nationwide rail strike a "win for America." That supposedly winning deal unraveled last week when America's largest rail union voted to reject the deal. And now, after Biden and the White House told contradicting tales about how involved the president was in the latest attempt to negotiate a deal, he's thrown in the towel and admitted defeat in his efforts that saw him ultimately botch another attempt at leadership.
In a statement on Monday evening, President Biden announced that he was "calling on Congress to pass legislation immediately to adopt the Tentative Agreement between railroad workers and operators – without any modifications or delay – to avert a potentially crippling national rail shutdown."
The tentative agreement Biden mentioned is the one he took a victory lap for, but that members of the nation's largest rail union — along with a few additional smaller unions — voted to reject. That means that Biden is calling on Congress to enforce the agreement he spearheaded, despite the fact that union workers themselves don't want the deal in a move that significantly undermines the president's claims of supporting unions over the companies that employ workers.
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I am hoping for the strike to happen just like I voted for the meteor. Clown world needs to be punished.
Working for a union is like spousal abuse. You get screwed and are told to like it
Is it not illegal for the government to interfere in contracts, much less passing legislation to enforce one?
Railroads have their own special laws...............
No, the government has a long history of crushing rail strikes by force.
Yup, the unions voted for this tard. Embrace the suck!
Did you read what you wrote? The entities in charge care not about what is or isn’t “illegal” any longer. Their goals regardless of what it takes. 😎👍
There’s too many conditions lining up to stop the economic shitstorm that’s coming.
US and Chinese real estate.
Bank of China, Bank of England, REITs, Vanguard, BlackRock, etc exposure to real estate.
Credit Suisse, Deutsche Bank, et al health
Energy and diesel prices
TSMC cut 50% of output
China hasn’t released GDP numbers for three straight quarters
Unrest in Iran and China
Iran nukes and Israel
Turkey and Iraq/Syria
Ukr v Rus
On a different thread, someone posted something about a Railroad Act.
Some legislation that predates everyone here…
I thought the Congress passed the Taft-Hartley Act many decades ago to deal with union strikes involving critical industries.
Why is the govt in charge of the railroads?
Puddin’ Head can’t remember his own name, let alone mediate a railroad workers contract.
The president negotiating labor contracts. Nooooo that’s not fascist at all.
So, members of congress will be conducting and loading/unloading the railroad cars.
What I see happening is Congress fails to pass law necessary to avert strike. Brandon and the press will blame Republicans who do not support/stall/delay bill. Republicans will be blamed for the strike and the resulting downturn in economy.
My only question is: What will the Republicans do?
My only prediction is: The democrats and the media will try to blame the Republicans no matter what happens.
Its really hard to strike under the Railway Labor Act.
Bring on the Biden Rail Strike
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