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Camel_of_Bactria t1_j8euebi wrote

Pretty impressive how quickly we're witnessing the results of our government crushing the railroad union a couple months ago


Techutante t1_j8hn5gc wrote

Couldn't they just like... still not go to work? I don't understand people.


PartyYogurtcloset267 t1_j8htzp2 wrote

They and their union could have been fined and arrested. Isn't freedom great?


nonaltalt t1_j8iu5m1 wrote

Before the 1930s, that was par for the course in all industries, especially the railroad. It didn’t stop workers from striking. On the contrary, that’s how workers (in other industries) won the right to strike—a right which is currently being degraded.

EDIT: Autocorrect


Techutante t1_j8jys8s wrote

Yeah I don't think you can fine or arrest people who quit.


PartyYogurtcloset267 t1_j8m1ci4 wrote

And be unemployed? How is that going to be better in any way?


TehScaryWolf t1_j8m8t9e wrote

What do you think a strike is?


PartyYogurtcloset267 t1_j8m9bqb wrote

Are you serious? You think that people on strike just quit their job and walk away? I mean, I know Americans are pretty ignorant on these matters but this is a whole new level of dumb.


TehScaryWolf t1_j8m9syd wrote

My point is you aren't employed when you strike. You aren't paid. If your biggest issue with a strike is that you'll lose wages.. you're striking wrong Thanks for the insult though. Your inability to think is surely my fault.


PartyYogurtcloset267 t1_j8ma37v wrote

>My point is you aren't employed when you strike.

Dude, what on earth are you on about?


TehScaryWolf t1_j8macnd wrote

Which company is paying you when you're outside picketing?

Cause that's literally what unions do. So fine, you're "employed" but making no money and your company is wanting to fire you.

That's much better than being "unemployed" and having all the exact same effects.


PartyYogurtcloset267 t1_j8mb3pq wrote

Uh, companies cannot fire you for striking. That's kind of an important detail. At this point I must assume you're just a kid who never spent a day in the real world. But please do inform yourself for the future. The less you know about your rights and the easier it'll be for the powers that be to strip them.


Techutante t1_j8pihc9 wrote

They can fire you for refusing to come back from a strike. But you can also quit and find a new job that respects you. hah, I kid.