With just a few weeks before the midterms, Biden is desperate for a win. It’s clear his inflation bill has not been the hit he was hoping for–not when inflation continues to get worse. His student loan scheme went over as badly as he expected; he’s not even talking about it anymore.
The man has spent the better part of a month shifting the narrative by attacking Trump. But it doesn’t seem as if Americans are buying Biden’s claim that “MAGA Republicans” are as dangerous as he thinks.
And now, another major crisis could be hitting our country. Biden appointed a group of arbitrators to settle a major labor dispute. But they failed and a painful strike could be coming.
The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) said on Wednesday that its members rejected a tentative deal by its leaders intended to avoid a nationwide railroad strike…
The Biden administration created a Presidential Emergency Board via executive order two months ago to aid the negotiations, while Labor Secretary Marty Walsh hosted union leaders and rail executives on Wednesday…
Strikes could begin later this week if union leaders and rail companies fail to make a deal…
The daily cost of a nationwide rail shutdown could amount to $2 billion, according to a report from the Association of American Railroads, which noted that trucking companies and other alternatives do not presently have the capacity to carry freight previously handled by rail lines. [Source: Daily Wire]
This is not good, no matter how you slice it. Biden appointed a board to help move these negotiations along two months ago. But, as you might expect, they failed to convince two major unions to agree to a deal.
If these unions go on strike later this week, it could mean a massive shutdown of our railroads.
Are you wondering why you should care? Well, you might not take Amtrak most of the time. But many of the goods you rely on come to you via the rails.
We are already suffering a supply chain crisis, because we do not have enough truck drivers to meet demand. Shipments have been wasting away at ports, because of a lack of truckers.
But much more is shipped across the country by trains, from produce to gasoline. If even a fraction of our rail lines get shut down, millions of families will suffer.
An estimated $2 billion could be lost a day if these groups go on strike. But the unions have made it very clear they will no longer work under “difficult conditions.”
You’d think the Biden administration would move heaven and earth to help its precious unions. But Biden can’t even convince groups that have bowed to the left for generations. How pathetic is that?
Yet another major failure from an administration marked by failure.
Can Joe do anything right?
Author: Max Davis