As always, this blog is about sharing an ALTERNATIVE perspective whether we agree with it or not.
Accordingly, here's local labor news that and insight from socialist newsies who are working a story of rising tension among local workers.
Check this passage that stood out . . .
"The worker described corporate America and the railroad shareholders as “basically the puppet masters controlling everything around my job site. When are we going to invest in the infrastructure again? Instead, it’s all about quarterly profits. Until they start shutting down and investing in sanitation and vaccines, etc., we’re going to keep seeing planes and trains go from one part of the world to the other and spread this virus and it’s going to continue being a plague.”
Read more via www.TonysKansasCity.com news link . . .
Opposition growing among BNSF workers one week after management imposes draconian new "Hi-Viz" policy
Opposition is growing among BNSF railroad workers to the punitive new "Hi-Viz" attendance policy, which management unilaterally imposed on February 1. Roughly 17,000 workers in the SMART-TD and BLET unions had voted overwhelmingly to strike against the new policy, but a temporary restraining order against strike action was issued by a federal judge last month, paving the way for the policy to implemented last week.
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