Stop wage-cuts and layoffs on the railroads a reply to President T.C. Cashen of the Switchmen"s Union of North America by William Zebulon Foster

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effects: the federal government sent troops to restore order and end the strike. union gains were minimal for years to come. The layoffs come at a time when BNSF is on the verge of surpassing Union Pacific as the nation’s biggest railroad in terms of revenue.

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The cure that these displaced workers are offered -- retraining and more education -- is heralded as a sure path Author: Louis Uchitelle. It began with wage cuts on railroad after railroad, in tense situations of already low.

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News of the cuts comes about a month after Union Pacific said it expects to cut costs by between $ million to $ million this year.

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The great railroad strike of was a wildcat strike (a strike by a union local without consent of the national union to which it belongs) set off by wage cuts on a single railroad line. It became a nationwide protest that almost ended rail traffic and led to scores of deaths.

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It laid off 30 unionized employees in January, adding to the 20 salaried and 30 hourly workers laid off in Cuts have been made because demand among railroads for cars and locomotives is expected to decline over the next three years, Mr. Hawthorne said. The Great Railroad Strike ofsometimes referred to as the Great Upheaval, began on July 14 in Martinsburg, West Virginia, after the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad (B&O) cut wages for the third time in a year.

This strike finally ended some 69 days later, after it was put down by unofficial militias, the National Guard, and federal troops. Because of economic problems and pressure on wages Goals: Wage increases.

The $million, two-year contract awarded to Serco last September has resulted in shift changes, wage cuts and layoffs according to the Union of National Defence Employees.The Union Pacific Railroad Wednesday carried out additional job reductions at North Platte’s Bailey Yard, the latest in a series of furloughs and job eliminations under U.P.’s systemwide.

Every major mass transit system in the country is in crisis, with many imposing fare hikes and service cuts. The worst case is probably New York, where the transit authority plans to raise fares, cut bus lines, close stations and lay off workers.

A new bridge toll is also being considered.

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