Port of Oakland insists it’s ‘back to business as usual’ as striking truckers’ blockade is cleared:
Ships carrying nation’s coffee, wine and electronic supplies are FINALLY able to dock
Operations have resumed at the Port of Oakland with cargo going in and out
Some truckers continued protesting Monday, but remained in designated areas
While all marine terminals are operating officials say there is shipment backlog
Photographs taken over the weekend showed half a dozen ships queued up at the port, unable to unload their cargo
Protesters had blocked road access to the port for two weeks, preventing ships from unloading and causing further disruption to the strained supply chain
Officials say it will take time to fully recover from the shutdown, but the port is working to address the backlog and hopes to establish a plan this week
Port of Oakland insists it’s ‘back to business as usual’ as striking truckers’ blockade is cleared
A much larger problem would be a railroad workers strike.
Rail workers across the country were set to walk off the job on July 18 before President Joe Biden intervened…In an executive order signed on July 15, Biden established an emergency three-person board of arbitrators to work with the freight railways and their 115,000 workers to hammer out a contract that has been under negotiations since January 2020…
That action from POTUS came after one union, the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen, which is leading a coalition of 10 rail unions in negotiations, voted to authorize a strike after their wage demands were not being met…The three-member board will have to investigate and get back to Biden in 30 days with its findings. If the railroads can’t agree, Congress will likely have to step in by voting to impose terms or taking other action…
Pandemic-related supply chain disruptions, rising inflation, and labor shortages have made conditions more challenging for both the rail business and workers…Major rail carriers have cut roughly 45,000 positions in the past six years — reducing their workforce by 29%…Data from the National Railway Labor Conference showed that railroad workers earn around $130,000 per year in wages and benefits…
…Major rail carriers have cut roughly 45,000 positions in the past six years — reducing their workforce by 29%…Data from the National Railway Labor Conference showed that railroad workers earn around $130,000 per year in wages and benefits…
Only $130,000 per year?
My heart bleeds for them.
How much lower before they’re eligible to apply for welfare?
I’ll guess the primary complaint must be the workforce reduction. So many companies now trim their work forces in the name of efficiency but at the expense of worker contentment.
We’ve been involved with moving and then remodeling a home this past year. We’ve recently interfaced with a lot of contractors. They all get by with small staffs and accomplish as much as they did when they had 50% more employees. Welcome to hypercompetitive world.
$130k a year? Not bad, but I’d guess quite a few of those employees spend a fair amount of time away from home.