Rail Strike

giegs

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I think a big part of the problem is not the "4 days" thing but the precise planning / essential worker thing, where they can't call in sick on short notice because the time block planning is too inflexible with too few people available to fill in... which of course saves the corporation a fuck-ton of money.
This really highlights the obvious - critical infrastructure should not be understaffed to the point of fragility. The national benefits of maintaining a large enough labor pool for operations to be resilient far outweigh the concentrated benefit of cutting costs to the owners.

Those owners have shown they can't be trusted with the responsibility of running the show and are willing to create a national security issue for profits.
 

billy backstay

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Steam Flyer

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Unfortunately this kind of graph is common thru many, or most, industries.
The people who actually do the work are getting a smaller and smaller share of the results.

But as Elon Musk demonstrating publicly, and Robert Reich wrote in his column a couple of weeks ago, -they- (the 1%ers) own it. And if you own it, you can break it.
 

billy backstay

Backstay, never bought a suit, never went to Vegas
Unfortunately this kind of graph is common thru many, or most, industries.
The people who actually do the work are getting a smaller and smaller share of the results.

But as Elon Musk demonstrating publicly, and Robert Reich wrote in his column a couple of weeks ago, -they- (the 1%ers) own it. And if you own it, you can break it.

They who have the most gold will make alll the rules. - The Golden Rule.
 

Peter Andersen

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They always have the option of quitting and working elsewhere. If the company loses money one year, will the workers share the risk and cut their wages? Or is it a one way street? Amtrak receives $1.0B in Federal Covid support in 2020 amd still lost $700m. Their own projections with pre covid ridership is to lose $1.0b per year for next 6 years. Maybe they need Hunter back on the board! The private railways are making money for sure. Strange that a Govt owned agency is less profitable than private industry????
 
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jzk

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Unfortunately this kind of graph is common thru many, or most, industries.
The people who actually do the work are getting a smaller and smaller share of the results.

But as Elon Musk demonstrating publicly, and Robert Reich wrote in his column a couple of weeks ago, -they- (the 1%ers) own it. And if you own it, you can break it.
Why can't Elon break twitter if he wants to?
 

Grrr...

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They always have the option of quitting and working elsewhere. If the company loses money one year, will the workers share the risk and cut their wages? Or is it a one way street? Amtrak receives $1.0B in Federal Covid support in 2020 amd still lost $700m. Their own projections with pre covid ridership is to lose $1.0b per year for next 6 years. Maybe they need Hunter back on the board! The private railways are making money for sure. Strange that a Govt owned agency is less profitable than private industry????
Amtrack the s the only continental passenger train company. Their long distance runs lose money. But because it's government funded, they continue. Kinda like the whole electricity line to every house even rural ones.


But I know you don't get doing things for the common good. So we should just move on before you re you say something questionable.
 




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