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Date: 11/29/22 17:38
LA Times article on the rail labor dispute
Author: calumet

An opinionated but factual.and timely essay.  Well worth reading regardless of where you stand on the issue.

Column: Greedy railroads are to blame for rail strike threat. Why should Congress help them? (yahoo.com)



Date: 11/29/22 17:39
Re: LA Times article on the rail labor dispute
Author: SpringedSwitch

The answer is obvious; the railroads "donate" a lot of money to Congress.



Date: 11/30/22 07:40
Re: LA Times article on the rail labor dispute
Author: memphisfreight

SpringedSwitch Wrote:
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> The answer is obvious; the railroads "donate" a
> lot of money to Congress.

Not only that, but Wall St owns many congressfolk, from both sides.   



Date: 12/03/22 08:52
Re: LA Times article on the rail labor dispute
Author: Bandito

calumet Wrote:
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> An opinionated but factual.and timely essay. 
> Well worth reading regardless of where you stand
> on the issue.
>
> Column: Greedy railroads are to blame for rail
> strike threat. Why should Congress help them?
> (yahoo.com)

Factual? What about this line?

"The truth is that the rail strike is being provoked by railroad managements that have absolutely refused to give in on a central goal of the rail unions: the provision of paid sick leave."

A central goal? That is not what I've gathered from reading comments on TrainOrders.



Date: 12/03/22 19:16
Re: LA Times article on the rail labor dispute
Author: calumet

Bandito Wrote:
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..> A central goal? That is not what I've gathered
> from reading comments on TrainOrders.

It sure seems to be one of the facets of the entire "quality of life " issue.  The author didn't say it was THE central goal but one of them.



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