Name: here's why
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 28 August 2016
Several years ago, when the Engineers voted on their last Agreement,
the BLET took a strike vote. We're all forced to pay into a strike
fund, but yet we never strike. The Engineers voted overwhelmingly in
favor of a strike, and to use the millions in our strike fund.
Employees moral went up, thinking finally our union officials found
their balls and were going to once again do their job and defend their
members. We were wrong. OBAMA and the DemocRATs that our Union
Leadership supported and gave our hard earned union dues too, they
turned their backs on us. Obama signed an emergency order before he
left for yet another vacation in Hawaii, preventing us from going on
strike, or accessing our union strike fund for those brave enough to
organize a wildcat strike. The rat basters that represent us claiming
to be our Union Leadership immediately caved to every demand that CSX
wanted . They said we had to settle. They said we had to take the
offer CSX put up, verses risk going to arbitration with a neutral. In
other words. Our Union Leadership was afraid of facing the Harvard
trainex Attorneys that CSX hires and sends in to negotiate our
Personally I think we all would be better off if our Union used the
millions that we have in our strike fund to hire Attorneys to represent
us. Represent us not only in contract negotiations, but on cases that
go to arbitration.
Then again, if our Union Leadership followed CSX's lead, and hired
Attorneys to represent us, how would they get their kick backs when
they sold us out, or as they finish up their railroad career never
having to serve under the crappy agreements that they negotiated and
forced upon us?
I don't care what the Teamsters say. I'm voting for Trump. He uses a
Union workforce to build his buildings, and a Union workforce to take
care of them. He openly admits he's pro union, and always has been. A
few years ago Obama and his fellow DemocRATs turned their back on the
Engineer's when we wanted to go on strike. Now I'm returning the
favor. I'm turning my back on the DemocRATs and voting for TRUMP.
Hope the non political part of my post helps to answer your question.
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