10% kickback to the Big Guy?
The Biden Regime this week struck a tentative deal with rail workers to avert a strike.
Amtrak on Wednesday announced it would cancel all long distance trains starting Thursday, September 15 as a national rail strike loomed.
The Gateway Pundit reported this week about an impending major freight railroad strike set for Friday, September 16th. A strike would be devastating to the US supply chain and an already fragile Biden economy.
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On Wednesday, almost 5000 members of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers District 19 voted to reject a proposed agreement.
“IAM freight rail members are skilled professionals who have worked in difficult conditions through a pandemic to make sure essential products get to their destinations,’ the union said in a statement. ‘We look forward to continuing that vital work with a fair contract that ensures our members and their families are treated with the respect they deserve for keeping America’s goods and resources moving through the pandemic.”
Biden’s Labor Secretary Marty Walsh helped negotiate a 24% pay increase over a period of 5 years to union workers.
The Biden Regime also helped negotiated ‘better working conditions’ and ‘caps on what they have to pay out of pocket for healthcare’ – AP reported.
Biden called it a “win for America” on Thursday.
“This agreement is a validation of what I have always believed: that unions and management can work together for the benefit of everyone,” Biden said. “This is a win for America. Thank you all for getting this done.”
“This is a great deal for both sides in my view,” Biden said. “This is also a victory for the railway companies. The railway companies will be able to retain and recruit workers. They will be able to operate effectively as a vital piece of our economy. They are really the backbone of the economy.”
CBS’s Scott Pelley slobbered all over Joe Biden instead of calling him out for folding like a cheap suit.
“Mr. President, you have just averted a nationwide railroad strike that would have been crippling to the economy. How did you do that? And what were those last hours like in negotiations?”
What a joke.
CBS’ @ScottPelley doing journalism: “Mr. President, you have just averted a nationwide railroad strike that would have been crippling to the economy. How did you do that? And what were those last hours like in negotiations?” pic.twitter.com/fqdLhaO1US
— Tom Elliott (@tomselliott) September 16, 2022