US Rail Strike July 18 2022?

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But does Buffet own the railway anyway?
Zero sense.....
When he bought his choo choo train set his comment was, Anything this inefficient that still makes money I have to own, or something to that effect.

There’s hundreds of millions to be made just by implementing inventory controls and process system people. Of course there are nuances it would take several pots of coffee to explain.
 

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Biden averts freight railroad strike - for now​

If YOU think Biden is on our side, you my friend are a FOOL! He is a PUPPET installed by powerful orgnisations, that could care less abpout anything but MONEY, and POWER!, I hope it is just organized crime, but fear it is Communist China! Time will tell! good luck to us!
 

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I don't remember just who owns what, but Buffet and one other dude owns a lot of the railroad system or a lot of the rail cars. I'm sure both are "good friends" of the Democrats in office.
There’s a certain elevation at which party politics is an abstraction. They can play either side without consideration of conscience because all else effected are merely pawns. The fact that we vociferously cast aspersions at each other over party lines clearly defines the ceilings beneath which we exist.
 

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Railroad union members vote 99.5% to authorize a July 18 nationwide strike.



Now, another serious issue is on the horizon: Biden faces a July 18th deadline to intervene in nationwide U.S. railroad labor talks covering 115,000 workers.

The stakes are high for Biden, who wants to tackle inflation-stoking supply-chain woes and is already working to reach a deal in the critical labor talks at West Coast seaports.

If the president declines to intercede in the railroad labor negotiations by appointing a Presidential Emergency Board (PEB) before 12:01 a.m. EDT on Monday, the railroads and unions could opt for operational shutdowns or strikes, respectively. If appointed, the board would make recommendations that could be used as a framework for a voluntary settlement.

A White House official told Reuters the administration “is going through the standard process that has been used in the past when considering a PEB.” The White House declined further comment.

Union officials indicate that they do not want to go on strike, but are being forced to consider the option to try and obtain better benefits and wages, as well as to address staffing issues.

The unions have worked without a contract since July 1, 2019.

The two sides were forced into a 30-day “cooling off period” after failing to reach an agreement working through the National Mediation Board. The cooling off period prevents unions from striking or railroads from locking out their workers while they continue to negotiate.

That cooling off period ends at midnight on July 18, and a coalition of unions could choose to go on strike at that point, said Sheet Metal Air Rail Transportation union president Jeremy Ferguson.

However, the Railway Labor Act, which sets out the rules for these kinds of disputes, allows President Joe Biden to appoint a three-member emergency board to investigate and make recommendations to both sides about how to settle their differences.

The union is not allowed to strike during the Presidential Emergency Board’s investigation.
This potential strike is a serious issue. Yet, in this summer of January 6th drama, gun control kabuki, and abortion theater, the press has spent next to no time covering this issue.

Should a strike occur, there are some supply chain statistics to keep in mind. About 1/3rd of American exports are transported to rail. Freight rail is part of an integrated network of trains, trucks and barges that ships around 61 tons of goods per American every year. Many of those goods include essentials, like energy and food.

As of July 12, over 99% of union workers have voted to authorize a strike.

The membership of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen voted overwhelmingly Tuesday to authorize a strike if progress on a new labor contract isn’t made by the end of the week. The union is one of 13 rail worker unions negotiating a national labor contract after the previous contract expired in 2019.

The vote comes days before a federally mandated “cooling off period” between the unions and rail carriers is set to expire, after the two sides failed in June to reach an agreement before the National Mediation Board.

The supply chain is about to go off the rails.
This isnt going to happen per my sources, got a PEB on Friday
 

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They just talked about the potential rail strike on Agri-Talk. It doesn’t sound promising. Only five of twelve rail unions have reached an agreement with the railroads. It sounds like the unions are dragging it out, figuring that Congress will bail them out at the last moment.

One of the guests said people were worried about ag export numbers, but that won’t be a concern if there’s a rail strike…
 

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There’s a certain elevation at which party politics is an abstraction. They can play either side without consideration of conscience because all else effected are merely pawns. The fact that we vociferously cast aspersions at each other over party lines clearly defines the ceilings beneath which we exist.
George Soro's CONTROLS 90% of the rail car tankers that MUST be used to carry the excess Crude Oil from the North Dakota Oil Fields, to distribution points all over the country! This is the excess oil the Keystone extention Pipeline was to carry, before Soro's pulled the strings on Obama, and Biden, to shut this down, and had HIS PUPPET NEWS MEDIA, convince the unwashed masses, that was a good idea! We drove through northern North Dakota recently, at several locations within site of the interstate highway, they had TEMPORARY rail tanker car loading facilitys set up. This consisted of a battery of small tanks, fed by feeder lines from wells, two or three pumps, hoses, to connect rail cars, to be loaded, and RR tracks stacked up with rail cars that extended OVER THE HORRIZON! That is a long way, in Northern North Dakota! It is about 1000 times more DANGEROUS to the environment, and public, to transport any hazardous material by truck, or rail car, as it is by PIPELINE! LOOK UP DOT INFO. IF YOU DON"T BELIEVE THIS! WE ARE NOT ONLY BEING FOOLED, BUT LAUGHED AT, FOR BEING SO IGNORATE BY DEMOCRATIC POLITICIANS, AND THE PROPAGANDA ARM OF THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY, THE NEWS MEDIA!!! OVERWHELM THE NEXT RIGGED ELECTION WITH LEGITIMATE VOTES, THEN WITNESS THE VOTE COUNT, IF ALLOWED?
 

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