Biden helps avert railway strike.

crimson5pheonix

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And now Marco Rubio is very easily (and fakely) outflanking Biden to the left.
 

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You know, I'm starting to get the feeling that it's possible that maybe Biden isn't actually a far left hero like the #VBNMW crowd screamed at actual leftys...
Bidden has always been a center-right corporate Democrat. Its just he seems left leaning because the far right as so fucking insane, anything not them seems sane and reasonable.
 

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Bidden has always been a center-right corporate Democrat. Its just he seems left leaning because the far right as so fucking insane, anything not them seems sane and reasonable.
Apart from the odd fear that Trump will incite people to kill him personally, Biden must really be thankful that the bar has been set so low he can really stretch his legs, so to speak.
 
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If Biden was really a "pro-labor president", then the way he would square the demands of workers with the unacceptability of a strike is by demanding Congress legislate that railway companies capitulate to every worker demand on pain of nationalization if the railway companies don't comply.


Uhh... The far left is equally insane and also more dangerous
Definitely not the former. The latter would be nice.
 
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If Biden was really a "pro-labor president", then the way he would square the demands of workers with the unacceptability of a strike is by demanding Congress legislate that railway companies capitulate to every worker demand on pain of nationalization if the railway companies don't comply.
And then what? The railroads get nationalized and the federal government inherently and permanently takes on the authority that Biden is telling congress to use now.
 

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And then what? The railroads get nationalized and the federal government inherently and permanently takes on the authority that Biden is telling congress to use now.
Then the transport of goods continues and the railway workers have their demands met.

Or the railway companies cave because they will literally still be profitable if they do so.
 

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And then what? The railroads get nationalized and the federal government inherently and permanently takes on the authority that Biden is telling congress to use now.
That would be nice.

Found out recently that Spain's (nationalised) railway system is introducing free public transport for short and medium length journeys. Germany's nationally-owned railway system is introducing a full-day go-anywhere pass for less than 2 euros.

Meanwhile, I'm in the UK, and have to shell out £10+ every couple of days for my working commute alone, and a lot more if I want to visit anyone. And the service is also constantly cancelled and delayed.
 
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Seanchaidh

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I think this is an assumption.
Yes, of course it is?

If Biden was really a "pro-labor president", then the way he would square the demands of workers with the unacceptability of a strike is by demanding Congress legislate that railway companies capitulate to every worker demand on pain of nationalization if the railway companies don't comply.
 

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They also passed an amendment to add 7 sick days to the labor agreement. I have been informed that as an amendment, the Senate can vote for either so we'll see if The Democrats do actually care about workers or not soon enough...

(I suppose one could call them antiworker no matter what by forcing the workers to take the deal they don't want but baby steps)
 
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