German Transportation Workers on Strike-Closes Down Germany

Nationwide strikes in Germany — among its worst in decades — are causing huge disruption at the country’s airports, on public transport and at its largest port Monday.

Ver.di, one of the unions, has demanded a 10.5% pay raise for its members, citing rising energy and food costs. More than 400,000 transport workers are taking part in the industrial action, according to Frank Werneke, the head of Ver.di


This is not an air traffic controller moment.

Germany and France want capital and industrial policies. This is not the US’s immature supply side economic lets thump our chests moment.