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Dial P Updated Classic: Tentatively Making the Trains Run on Time

By January 5, 2023April 2nd, 2024No Comments

In 2022, we saw more than our fair share of high profile strikes. There were the Canadian truckers and the South Korean truckers (who actually went on strike twice). we saw longshoremen and dock workers walk off the job in Long Beach, California. Even the New York Times newsroom employees went on strike.

The (almost) railway workers strike was the most dramatic and the most educational of them all. It was on again, off again, and then on again and off again. It also taught us a lot about all of the players and stakeholder groups that get involved in these matters.

In this Dial P updated classic, host Kelly Barner brings the story up to date and manages to avoid saying, “I told you so.”

  • What was the tipping point that led to the federal government getting involved
  • What was the major sticking point that led some of the largest unions voting down the approved agreement?
  • What is next for the railway industry and its labor force?
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